‘Swamp Thing’ Adds Maria Sten for DC Universe Series

Actress will play Abby Arcane’s childhood friend Liz Tremayne

Maria Sten is joining the cast of “Swamp Thing,” Warner Bros. announced Friday.

Sten will play Liz Tremayne, who is described as “a close childhood friend of Abby Arcane’s (played by Crystal Reed, splits her time between reporting for the local paper and bartending at her aging father’s roadhouse bar. Her no-nonsense attitude belies a deep compassion for her friends and family as she sets out in her uncompromising quest to expose the secrets that threaten her beloved hometown.”

“Swamp Thing” tells the story of CDC doctor Abby Arcane as she investigates a seemingly deadly swamp-born virus in small-town Louisiana. But Abby soon discovers that the swamp holds secrets, and when unexplainable horrors emerge, no one is safe.

Sten began her career as a dancer and a model, and was named Miss Denmark in 2008. She will star in the upcoming fourth season of Syfy’s anthology horror series “Channel Zero.” She is repped by CAA, Grandview, and Andre Des Rochers of Gray Krauss Sandler Des Rochers.

James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman executive produce “Swamp Thing,” which is based on DC characters 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 and Dauberman are writing the first episode and Wiseman is set to direct.

“Swamp Thing” is based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman write the series, from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television.

“Swamp Thing” is one of several live-action series coming to the new digital platform DC Universe, including “Stargirl,” which was announced at Comic-Con, “Doom Patrol,” a revival of the Cartoon Network series “Young Justice,” the live-action Lois Lane-Lex Luthor series “Metropolis,” and an animated Harley Quinn series.

DC Universe will launch its streaming service on Sept. 15, with its first series, “Titans” premiering on Oct. 12.

Deadline was first to report the news of Sten’s casting.