The CW Announces Network Premiere Date For Swamp Thing

The CW Announces Network Premiere Date For Swamp Thing

Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the upcoming fall TV season is going to look very sparse in terms of new programming. That’s why several networks have licensed series from digital outlets to pad their schedules for the rest of the year. That’s why The CW is bringing DC Universe’s Swamp Thing to network television over a year after it was cancelled.  Today, The CW announced that it will begin Swamp Thing‘s first and only season in October.

Swamp Thing originally debuted on DC Universe in 2019, and  it earned consistently positive reviews throughout its run. Unfortunately, the series wasn’t able to secure a second season. Viewers and the series’ creators were blindsided when DC Universe axed the show one week after its pilot dropped. Swamp Thing’s cancellation also kicked off early rumors that WarnerMedia was “re-evaluating” DC Universe. These rumors were seemingly confirmed last week when Jim Lee shared that all DCU originals will eventually migrate to HBO Max.

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The CW is introducing its viewers to Swamp Thing with a “special 90-minute premiere” in the fall. However, fans shouldn’t expect to see any bonus footage from the episode. The extended runtime probably accounts for commercial breaks. It’s also a safe bet that The CW will censor some of the show’s more violent scenes.

Swamp Thing will premiere on The CW on October 6.

Are you excited to watch (or re-watch) the series this fall? Let us know in the comment section below!

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