Swamp Thing currently airs weekly on DC Universe!
Despite a very strong reception from its pilot episode, Swamp Thing has been cancelled and will not return for a second season after the first finishes airing. All 10 episodes for the first season will still be aired weekly.
Warner Bros and AT&T will also reportedly be reevaluating the streaming service as a whole, despite its recent success. The news of the cancellation, however, comes after word broke that AT&T’s WarnerMedia will launch a beta of its own streaming service later this year, which may be priced between $16 and $17 a month, with a potentially cheaper, ad-supported version in 2020.
The reasons for the cancellation are still unknown, although Swamp Thing has been plagued with production issues, including being cut down from 13 episodes to just 10.
The show is described as follows: “SWAMP THING follows Abby Arcane as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.”
Swamp Thing is based on the characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson.
The show is produced by James Wan, director of the Aquaman movie. The pilot was written by Mark Verheiden (Constantine/NBC; Daredevil/Netflix) and Gary Dauberman (It; It: Chapter 2) and directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld; McClane), with all also on board to executive produce alongside Michael Clear.
All of the shows that have premiered on the streaming service, such as Titans, Doom Patrol and the returning Young Justice, have been met with great critical and fan reception.
Swamp Thing airs its second episode tonight on DC Universe.
By Jimmy Ioannou
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