DC Universe Has Already Cancelled 'Swamp Thing'

DC Cancels Swamp Thing Series

We're just one week into the first season and DC Universe has already decided to cancel "Swamp Thing".

Multiple sources, including Deadline and Entertainment Weekly, have reported that the streaming service has decided not to return to the swamp. The first episode premiered this past Friday, May 31st.

Back in April, there were reports of an early shut down prior to the filming of the series finale, cutting the planned 13-episode season down to 10, which makes it seem like the executives lost interest before the series even premiered.

At this time, Warner Bros. has not officially commented on the cancellation, but Deadline does note that the streaming service is being "reevaluated" following the "AT&T acquisition of Time Warner." This certainly sets a bad precedent among the community, both horror and comic book fans alike. It doesn't do anything to build subscriber confidence and will most likely result in many cancellations. The screaming service is less than a year old and problems like this definitely aren't a good sign. It's just unfortunate that "Swamp Thing" had to be the first scapegoat.

As far as we know, new episodes of "Swamp Thing" will continue to be released every Friday until this season comes to an end. It's currently unknown if the series will be able to find a home at a different streaming service or network.

The series is based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson and is written by “Ash vs. Evil Dead” writer Mark Verheiden and IT co-writer Gary Dauberman. Directors include E.L. Katz and Len Wiseman.

Derek Mears (Friday the 13th, Hatchet 3) plays the titular character.

"Swamp Thing” centers on CDC researcher Abby Arcane. 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.

"Swamp Thing" also stars Virginia Madsen, Jennifer Beals, Adrienne Barbeau, Ian Ziering,Will Patton, Kevin Durand, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott and Maria Sten.