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DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series finds its Madame Xanadu

October 31st, 2018 by Marc Comments

While it’s only three episodes in, I’m loving Titans on DC Universe so far and, frankly, given how it feels totally like its own thing, I’m excited for everything else that the service will provide, and tonight we have some very cool Swamp Thing casting.

Actress Jeryl Prescott as signed on as regular cast character Madame Xanadu, “a blind fortune teller with a mysterious past and supernatural perceptions that reveal the future”.

Prescott has starred in Ray DOnovan, The Walking Dead and Castle, so she’s a familiar face to TV fans.

“This year marks the 40th anniversary of Madame Xanadu’s first appearance in the pages of DC Comics but to date she has never been portrayed as a black woman. On the upcoming show (as in the comics) Xanadu is a centuries-old immortal who advises and aligns with crusaders against evil but is reluctant to join the fray directly.”

It looks like Swamp Thing is going to dive right into the dark side of the DC universe and we cannot wait… imagine the cast Matt Ryan as Constantine!

A nerd can dream, right?

When CDC researcher Abby Arcane 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.

Source: Deadline

Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….