A beloved horror icon will travel from Cabrini-Green to the Louisiana swamps. According to Deadline, Virginia Madsen has been cast as Maria Sunderland, an original character created for the upcoming Swamp Thing series.
The official description of the character reads as follows: “Maria Sunderland traded in her privileged upbringing for the swamps of Marais when she married local business magnate Avery Sunderland, but Avery’s life-time obsession with the swamp has driven a wedge between him and Maria. Her poised existence is shaken further when the return of Abby Arcane reawakens a deep grief over the loss of Maria’s daughter, Shawna, drawing her into the dark supernatural mysteries emerging from the swamp.”
Madsen is most known to horror fans as Helen in 1992’s Candyman as she played opposite Tony Todd. The role earned the actress a Saturn Award and gave us one of the most beloved horror heroines of all time.
The series is set to premiere on DC’s streaming service in 2019. Keep it tuned to Horror News Network for more news on Swamp Thing.