Breaking news from GeeksWorldwide as DC Universe’s live-action Swamp Thing series has been cancelled after one season. Suggesting that WarnerMedia ended the series over the show’s direction, not due it’s rather large budget.
The report was backed-up by Deadline’s television arm TVLine.
DC Universe has cancelled the sci-fi drama less than a week after its May 31 premiere, TVLine has learned.
A rep for the digital subscription service declined to comment on the super-quick cancellation, but sources confirm to TVLine that the freshman series will not be back for a second season.
The live-action drama, which stars Crystal Reed (Gotham) as Abby Arcane, follows Abby as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small Louisiana town. Not long after she starts poking around, she discovers that the local swamp holds mystical and incredibly terrifying secrets, and when unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the marsh, no one is safe.
This sort of stuff happens a lot with regular television shows, but normally streaming shows don’t get these kinds of abrupt endings and are allowed to gestate a bit more before the plug gets pulled. I’m kind of curious if this means we won’t be seeing future DC Comics television shows from producer James Wan if WarnerMedia wasn’t terribly happy how this one came together.
SOURCE: GEEKS WORLDWIDE