Ian Ziering
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Ian Ziering has been cast as the Blue Devil for DC Universe's upcoming Swamp Thing series, according to Deadline. The actor subsequently confirmed the casting in a tweet, saying "I could not be more thrilled to be a part of Swamp Thing!"

“Stuntman turned movie star, Daniel Cassidy became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil," reads DC Universe's description of the character. "But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny.”

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Originally created in 1984 by Dan Mishkin, Gary Cohn, and Paris Cullins, Blue Devil starred in a 32-issue solo series and has since been a guest-star in several books and a member of teams such as Shadowpact and the Justice League. In comics, Dan Cassaday was a stuntman who designed a practical effects body suit for a Blue Devil movie. While wearing the suit on set, a demon was acccidentally summoned and blasted Cassidy with a spell that permanently bonded the stuntman with the suit. He was later transformed into an actual demon by Neron.

Ziering is best known for playing Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills 90210, and recently had a career resurgence with Syfy's Sharknado franchise.

According to a timetable released by DC Universe earlier this year, Swamp Thing is anticipated to debut in August 2019.

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