Deadline is reporting that Leonardo Nam is the latest name to join the the cast of DC Universe’s upcoming live-action drama series Swamp Thing.
The Swamp Thing series follows what happens when CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. There, 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 gone after all.
Leonardo Nam (whose credits include Westworld and Sneaky Pete) will be playing the role of Harlan Edwards, a gay CDC specialist who is Abby’s (Reed) second-in-command.
Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman are attached to co-write the script and serve as showrunners and executive producers for the live-action drama if it gets a straight-to-series order. James Wan will be serving as executive producer alongside Michael Clear under Atomic Monster banner, with Rob Hackett serving as a co-executive producer. Recently it was reported that Len Wiseman will serve as an executive producer as well as direct the first episode.
Ziering will be joining a cast that includes Crystal Reed, Maria Sten, Jennifer Beals, Jeryl Prescott, Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Henderson Wade, Kevin Durand and Ian Ziering.