Some bad news on the Swamp Thing front with GWW reporting that the show has been unfortunately cancelled barely a week after we saw its debut trailer. It’s believed that the remainder of the first season will remain on the DC Universe streaming platform for now, although allegedly other companies have expressed interest in picking up the show.
The decision seems to have come from on high:
“WarnerMedia/AT&T executives (are) not liking the direction of the show, not budget or performance on DC Universe. One source even says an executive wanted it to be more like the CW shows. Cast and crew were notified late last night.”
We’ll let you know if Swamp Thing indeed has a future on the small screen as we hear it.
The new Swamp Thing TV series from the folks at DC Universe and Atomic Monster is out in all its horrific glory. Dark, foreboding atmosphere? Check. Bizarre and deadly pandemic? Check. Horrifying swamp monster wants you to recycle your plastics and papers? Double check.
The trailer does a good job of hiding it, but I’m getting the vague whiff of (no, not rotting foliage) of something a little bit TheCW in between the high stakes horror setup. If that’s your thing, I think this could be a new favourite for the DC lineup.
Swamp Thing is created by Gary Dauberman (Annabelle Comes Home) and Mark Verheiden, who’s mostly known for his producer and writing duties on shows ranging from Daredevil, Battlestar Galactica, Ash vs Evil Dead and Heroes. The show stars Henderson Wade (Riverdale), Jennifer Beals (Taken), Will Patton (Shots Fired), Virginia Madsen (Elementary) and Derek Mears (Sleepy Hollow) as the titular thing from the swamps.
While it looks entertaining enough, some may be aware that this isn’t the first time we’ve had Swamp Thing imagined for the screen: Wes Craven’s 1982 movie iteration could be considered on the groundbreaking side, in creating a comic book film that stuck pretty close to the character’s origins in horror.
So who’s excited to see this show? Is the DC Universe lineup sounding like something to get behind (you know, if you happen to be in a country that promotes it)?
I personally am just hoping that one late evening, Alan Moore is sipping hot cocoa and scrolling through the channels before stumbling onto this show.
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