Hey, remember back in 1977 when Marvel made a little TV show called The Incredible Hulk and used 2 actors for the role with Bill Bixby playing David Banner and Lou Ferrigno playing his alter ego The Incredible Hulk?!?! Whaddya mean you weren't born yet? OK well yeah they did that then and now DC is copying that 2 actor formula with Swamp Thing as they cast Andy Bean & Derek Mears to play the two halves of the hero.
Andy Bean (IT chapeter 2, Transformers: the last knight) will play the role of Alec Holland. In the comics Alec a brilliant scientist who invents a bio-restorative formula capable of solving the worlds food shortage problems, but is attacked by thugs working for Natahn Ellery the leader of the criminal organization, The Conclave. Alec is knocked out and the thugs set bombs in his lab, as Alec awakes the bombs go of and and Alec is engulfed in flames and just happens to covered in his bio-restorative formula. Alec runs off into the Louisianna swamp where the plant life reacts with his formula and he changes.
Derek Mears has starred in Friday the 13th (as Jason), Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., and Predators. The 6'5" stuntman/actor will play the monstrous role of The Swamp Thing. After, a very on fire, Alec runs off into the swamp he becomes this creature, an Earth Elemental who is the earth's protector of "The Green".
The TV series seems to be making some changes to the comic origins mentioned above in that it is set to revovlve around a CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) who is travels to a small town in Louisianna to investigate a deadly viral outbreak she meets biologist Alec Holland who discoveres that the illness is tied to his research. The two come face to face with dark supernatural forces that transforms Holland into the monstrous Swamp Thing, as the man within struggles to hold onto his humanity while defending humans and plants from the evil in the swamp.
The 13 episode Swamp Thing series is set for release in 2019 on the DC UNIVERSE SVOD service.