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.
06/07/19 at 02:27am
Well.. the pilot was NOT good in many ways. And Madsen has NEVER been able to act, she got a career by being a bit more free with nudity back in the 80s
06/07/19 at 01:13am
DC Comics has a streaming service?
06/06/19 at 08:18pm
what a load of crap, but i have been looking forward to it and will still watch it, not something i do with one and done normally either..
06/06/19 at 05:15pm
bad decision. swamp thing is the 90's ran for several seasons at least.
06/06/19 at 04:26pm
This site is my homepage and I wanna say thanks for stopping me from subscribing to dc universe just to watch swamp thing. Literally was just going to sign up for an account. Would've been an annoying mistake otherwise. Keep up the good work! Also DC bite me :(
06/06/19 at 02:08pm
Even if it was related to financial issues I wonder if it was wise to make that announcement after one episode. Most likely the ratings will go down now and there is even less chance for a pick-up later.
06/06/19 at 01:51pm
How can you cancel a series after one episode? What is wrong with networks? Give the series a chance before calling it quits. Also, it you do cancel it...at least have the decency to have a finale that ties up all loose ends and answers all outstanding questions.
I hate series that have cliff-hanger endings for the season, only to find out it is cancelled and never having any resolution to the series that I was vested in.
Timeless (NBC) had the right idea...end the series with a 2hr TV movie that ties up any outstanding issues and ends with no questions remaining.
06/06/19 at 12:48pm
I can't help but laugh at this. I had contemplated subscribing just to watch this....which I seriously just heard about the other day, and now it's cancelled. Someone said they've only aired one episode so far? Is that for real?? Guess I won't be subscribing after all. They drop shows faster than Syfy.
06/06/19 at 11:32am
Damn just found out about it the other day LOL
06/06/19 at 11:21am
So far, the seasons of DC Universe are pretty much self-contained, so I don't fear a cliffhanger here. That being said, they shouldn't have announced it just yet, a lot of people won't even try the show because of it.
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