‘Swamp Thing': ‘The Walking Dead’ Actress Jeryl Prescott Cast as Madame Xanadu in DC Universe Series

Prescott joins the previously cast Maria Sten and Crystal Reed

“The Walking Dead” actress Jeryl Prescott has been cast in the role of Madame Xanadu in the DC Universe’s upcoming series “Swamp Thing,” Warner Bros. TV announced Friday.

Her character is described as “a centuries-old sorceress who finds herself reluctantly drawn into battle against the escalating supernatural forces plaguing a small Louisiana town. A blind fortune teller and magical crusader, Xanadu’s heart is in the right place despite her unorthodox methods in the fight against evil.”

Prescott joins Maria Sten, who plays Liz Tremayne, and Crystal Reed, who plays Abby Arcane.

Madame Xanadu was created by writer David Michelinie and artists Val Mayerik and Michael William Kaluta, first appearing in the first issue of DC Comics’ short-lived horror anthology comic series “Doorway to Nightmare,” which was published in February 1978. In the comics, she was originally known as Nimue Inwudu, the youngest sister of the Morgana and the Lady of the Lake from the legends of King Arthur and serves as one of the most powerful magic users in the DC Comics universe.

“Swamp Thing” is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman. “Swamp Thing” 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. The pilot is written by Verheiden and Dauberman, and Len Wiseman is set to direct.
Prescott played Jacqui in the first season of “The Walking Dead” and Cherry on “Ray Donovan.” She is repped by E Cubed Management and Stewart Talent.