Ian Ziering (Sharknado films, Beverly Hills, 90210) will play Daniel Cassidy, aka Blue Devil, in DC Universe‘s upcoming Swamp Thing series.
In the series, stuntman-turned-movie star Daniel Cassidy became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil. But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny.
The image of Blue Devil you see above is production art from the series – a poster promoting Cassidy’s fictional horror film. The character of Blue Devil was created in the mid-1980s and anchored his own self-titled series for over thirty issues. Since then, he’s appeared in series like Shadowpact and Justice League Dark.
Ziering is joining a cast that includes Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Derek Mears as Swamp Thing, Will Patton as nemesis Avery Sunderland, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu, Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, and Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane.
In Swamp Thing, when CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland – only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous – and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman are executive producers of Swamp Thing, which is based on characters from DC which were created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Rob Hackett is co-producer. The series is produced by Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. Verheiden & Dauberman are writing the first episode and Len Wiseman is set to direct.
The live-action series will premiere on the streaming service in 2019.