DC Universe has reportedly cancelled Swamp Thing

Last Updated on July 30, 2021

Swamp Thing Derek Mears

A couple months ago, we heard that DC Universe was shutting down production on their Swamp Thing series earlier than originally intended, lowering the number of episodes for the show's first season from 13 to 10. Now it appears that this first season is going to be the only season, as word is that Swamp Thing is cancelled. Reps for the streaming service haven't given an official statement yet, but sources have confirmed to the likes of TV Line and Variety that the show is done.

Starring Derek Mears as the title character, Swamp Thing follows CDC Doctor Abby Arcane, played by Crystal Reed, 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.

Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Michael Beach, Henderson Wade, Ian Ziering, Kevin Durand, Andy Bean, and Adrienne Barbeau are also in the cast. 

According to Deadline, there had been rumors that the

new leadership of WarnerMedia was not particularly high on Swamp Thing

Which would explain the cancellation. Only one episode of Swamp Thing has been released on DC Universe so far, so there are still the remaining nine to look forward to.

The pilot was directed by Len Wiseman from a script by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman.

James Wan's company Atomic Monster produced Swamp Thing in association with Warner Bros. Television. Wan, Wiseman, Verheiden, and Dauberman also served as executive producers on the series with Michael Clear. Rob Hackett co-produced.

Source: TVLine, Deadline

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