SWAMP THING Character Breakdowns Reveal New Details About Alec Holland And Abby Arcane

SWAMP THING Character Breakdowns Reveal New Details About Alec Holland And Abby Arcane

A couple of character breakdowns for the Swamp Thing DC Universe series provide some new information on the show's co-leads: The Earth Elemental himself, Alec Holland, and his love interest, Abby Arcane.

We recently found out that there's a new live-action Swamp Thing series in the works for the upcoming DC Universe streaming service, and now we have some new details on the show's leads.

That Hashtag Show has come across character breakdowns for Alec Holland, a.k.a. Swamp Thing, and Abby Arcane.

Just like the comics, it sounds like these two are destined to begin a rather unconventional relationship (The Shape of Water is name-dropped), but these descriptions also outline their backgrounds and give us some idea of what to expect from the plot. In the vein of AMC's Preacher, it sounds like Swamp Thing will introduce several new supporting characters and place more of a focus on Abby's hometown and its residents.


[ABBY ARCANE] Female, 30s, smart, private, professional, something of a loner, Abby works for the Center for Disease Control in Atlanta, which has sent her to her hometown of Houma after ten years away to check out the worrying "Houma Flu." After losing her mother at age 8 and bouncing through a series of foster families, Abby suddenly left Houma after high school to study medicine. Abby is good at her job but currently in the doghouse with her boss. Struggling with a secret that's prompted her leaving and now the need to pop pills when necessary, Abby is apprehensive about going back home to Houma, and things are indeed awkward with her high school ex, Matt, who remained in Houma and became a cop.

Abby hits it off immediately with a Sunderland Corporation researcher, Alec Holland, but soon discovers that her own efforts, like those of Alec, are considered suspect by the townsfolk, who aren't happy with her feeling that it's best to shut down the swamp (where the locals make their living) as they investigate the flu. Abby has her hands full with a potential epidemic, a town full of hostiles, and a strange but alluring "Shape Of Water" romance with a creature borne from the swamp. SERIES REGULAR

[ALEC HOLLAND] Male, 30s, smart, a bit of a hot-head, determined, passionate about his work, Alec works for the Sunderland Corporation (which is apparently building a hospital in Houma) as an independent researcher, where he's discovered a connection between the swamp and the Houma flu. Alec hits it off immediately with CDC researcher and Houma native Abby Arcane, and the two of them are much alike, each wanting more out of life, interested in science, and not having much of a love life. Alec is not a big hit with the rest of Houma, however, who view him with suspicion if not open hostility.

Alec is determined to persevere despite the town's hostility, but it's clear that the Swamp has its own plans for Alec when he undergoes a strange transformation into a swamp-based creature with abilities he could never imagine. SERIES REGULAR

No word on which villain the Earth Elemental will be facing-off against just yet, but pour money is on either The Floronic Man, or Abby's deranged uncle Anton Arcane.

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