Sharknado’s Ian Ziering Cast As Blue Devil in Swamp Thing

Sharknado’s Ian Ziering Cast As Blue Devil in Swamp Thing

The titular champion of the Green won’t be the only hero on Swamp Thing. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Ian Ziering has landed a recurring role as Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a. Blue Devil.

Ziering headlined SYFY’s Sharknado films, which became unexpectedly popular. However, Ziering’s biggest claim to fame is his long stint on the original Beverly Hills 90210. For his new series, Ziering will portray Daniel as “a Stuntman turned movie star,” who became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil. The description also notes that Daniel is eight years removed from his prime and “pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny.”

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Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Paris Cullins created Blue Devil in 1984. Daniel Cassidy’s original backstory also had him as the star of a Blue Devil movie. To save his friends, Cassidy confronted a real demon. However, that encounter left him fused with the Blue Devil costume. With no way to restore his real appearance, Daniel embraced his Blue Devil persona and became a hero.

Eventually, Blue Devil sold his soul for fame to the Neron. Unfortunately, he was also betrayed and killed by the elder demon. Cassidy was then resurrected as a full demon, and his body took on Blue Devil’s appearance because it was no longer a costume.

Swamp Thing will debut on DC Universe in 2019. The show is currently in production. However, there isn’t a release date yet.

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