Well that was quick. Not even two episodes in and the DC Universe streaming service has canceled their newest series, Swamp Thing.
It was very concerning when the initial 13 episode first season was cut to 10. There were reports of an early shut down prior to the filming of the season finale and it appears the show lost support from executives before it even aired. The DC Universe streaming service isn’t even a year old, but execs are already nervous about subscribers and reach. “Swamp Thing” was reviewed positively among critics and celebrated by fans globally, but DC Universe isn’t giving the show a chance to grow and is already abandoning the swamp.
The production of the series was rumored to be riddled with creative differences and infighting. Not to mention, DC Universe is having problems with keeping and drawing in subscribers. It’s believed that once WarnerMedia streaming service begins, DC Universe will just be folded into the new, bigger service. DC Universe will most likely go through many changes going into its second year.
“Swamp Thing” centered on CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed). When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
The monster is played by Derek Mears (Predators, Friday the 13th).
Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Ian Ziering, Will Patton, Andy Bean, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten starred in the DC Universe original series.
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