No Season 2 for the comic-based drama.
June 6, 2019
It looks like DC Universe has already made its first cancellation. Reports are out that the new video-on-demand service will not be bringing back Swamp Thing for a second season. The news comes just one episode into the drama's freshman run.
This revelation won't likely surprise those following the show, as it has already dealt with its share of behind-the-scenes drama. Back in April, word began circling that production was being abruptly shut down after just 10 of its planned 13 episodes. Co-star Virginia Madsen seemed to confirm the rumor in a since-deleted Instagram post that read, "I'm beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp."
It has yet to be seen how successful DC Universe will ultimately be. Competition is heating up in the VOD space, and its content will likely only appeal to a niche audience. The platform still has Titans and Doom Patrol in its live-action slate. The former has already been picked up for a second season, while the latter is still awaiting word on its fate.
Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane, a doctor at the CDC investigating what appears to be a deadly swamp-born virus in her small Louisiana town. When a fellow scientist tragically dies, Abby shockingly learns that the murky swamp holds mysterious and horrifying secrets that reveal he may not truly be dead.
06/16/19 at 05:25am
Wow DC needs help. They can't seem together anything right with TV or movies. Stick to comics I guess.
06/10/19 at 07:49am
Uhhhh............how can you judge and cancel a show during it's first season, only after the first couple of episodes? I think out of all of the DC shows, this one cost too much money to make. If DC app shows does well....I feel this show will come back in a couple years, when their membership and revenue increases. They rolled the dice on too many shows at once. However....once Disney+ comes out...DC may be hard-pressed to keep members? I know NetFlix is gonna die. LOL. Cause they officially SUCK now, and ESPECIALLY after Disney+ debuts.
06/09/19 at 05:49pm
DC shows may do better if they released them all at once to binge on rather than the tired weekly episodic release. The weekly thing really ruins most, if not all, drama-based shows. it's not like DC has commercial sponsors to show each week. I guess it's simply to keep you subscribing. But Netflix has proven the binge model works very well.
06/09/19 at 02:34pm
Having been a huge fan of the comic book, and having seen the previous on-screen incarnations, I was... cautiously optimistic when I heard that this series was happening. After watching the first episode where they had to play-out the origin story once again for the new generation of viewers, I was becoming quite hopeful! ...And then they announced the cancellation. I couldn't believe it! Who cancels a show after 1 episode?!? And then I watched episode 2 and became even more convinced that ONCE AGAIN some studio execs and the creative staff have had some sort of falling-out, and once again the viewers lose out on what had a lot of promise to be the best on-screen adaption yet! The biggest disappointment comes knowing that it was obviously doomed from the start, since it was cancelled before the viewers got hardly a glimpse of it! Now we watch, knowing that after the measly ten episodes are aired, it will leave us wanting more, with nothing to come. Bad move, DC! After Titans and Doom Patrol I had high-hopes that your streaming service was going to be something special, but you have proven to be just as susceptible to the pettiness and infighting that all other networks are, and once again it is the viewers who are left wanting. Too bad.
06/09/19 at 04:34am
@Cal - two changes. War Machine and Hulk
06/08/19 at 10:03pm
Well.. episode 2 was a complete melodramatic crap with 5 minutes of relevance tacked on at the end. Looks like canceling it was a GOOD CALL. I see Ian Zering and you just KNOW it's not a good show.. throw in Virgina Madsen and well.. it CAN'T be successful if you fail miserably at casting.
06/07/19 at 12:45pm
WOW D.C get your S#!t together. Teen Titans is a decent show that deserves more than 11 episodes. Doom Patrol is GARBAGE and you gave them (13?) episodes. Swamp Thing was your best and closest to true origin story and it gets CANCELED?
There's a reason why you'll never be Marvel!!
What are y'all gonna do now?
Reboot Superman and Batman for the umpteenth time.
06/07/19 at 11:32am
Madsen is a fine actress and is considered as such by many it is not her fault this series failed. D.c universe is owned by warner brothers they can expand this into warner universe.
06/07/19 at 06:35am
Disappointing, but it doesn't mean I won't finish out the season or continue with other shows DC Universe offers. Still have hopes for Star Girl and all the other new stuff not to mention new seasons of Titans and hopefully Doom Patrol and Young Justice: Outsiders.
06/07/19 at 04:44am
The DC universe is just comical at this point. Marvel made it through 22 films with one change to the cast. One change out of all of the characters through 11 years.
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