A bolt from the blue has just struck Abby Arcane’s fans, as DC Universe has apparently cancelled Swamp Thing just a week into the first season. According to a report by Bloody Disgusting, “the show lost support from executives before it even aired.” Additionally, the decision shouldn’t be attributable to budget or performance on DC Universe, but to the WarnerMedia/AT&T executives not liking the direction of the show, says a report from GWW. The cast and crew supposedly received the notification of the cancellation of the series late last night.
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The series premiered May 31, 2019 on the video-on-demand service operated by DC Entertainment, and it received generally favorable reviews. It seems that Swamp Thing has an unlucky aura surrounding it when it comes to television adaptations. The news of DC Universe cancellation of Swamp Thing reminds us of the animated series which debuted on Fox Kids in April 1991. In that case, it only aired five episodes. On the other hand, in the early ’90s, the USA Network ran a Swamp Thing series for three seasons.
It will now be interesting to see how the choice to cancel the series prior to the filming of the season finale will affect the subscriptions to DC Entertainment’s video-on-demand service. Additionally, this could be just the first of many scapegoats to explain the problems the service has.
The next episode of Swamp Thing airs June 7 on DC Universe. What do you think about Swamp Thing‘s cancellation? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.