DC Universe original ‘Swamp Thing’ cancelled: Here’s what we know

Brittany A. Roston - Jun 6, 2019, 6:53pm CDT
DC Universe original ‘Swamp Thing’ cancelled: Here’s what we know

DC Universe, the subscription service from DC Entertainment, has cancelled its original show Swamp Thing. The series is one of multiple original shows the digital service offers subscribers, presenting the DC Universe character in its own drama. News of the cancellation surfaced earlier today, but it took some time for official details to arrive.

Swamp Thing is an original drama directed by Lens Wiseman and starring Crystal Reed in its starring role as Abby Arcane. The show follows Arcane as she investigates a virus impacting a small town, leading her to discover the ‘mystical and terrifying secrets’ of the swamp from which it originates.

As with most original shows, Swamp Thing requires a DC Universe subscription to stream. The first episode (pilot) went live on the service days ago, and following that Deadline reported on behalf of unnamed sources that the show has been cancelled.

The show’s future was already in question due to a previous decision that reduced its first season from 13 to 10 episodes. Despite that, the drama persisted to the point of premiering, only to get axed days later. The first season is completed and will continue to air as planned, however.

DC Universe will release each new episode at its regularly scheduled time, which is each Friday in the weeks leading through August 2. All 10 episodes will be available to stream for subscribers, but the show will not proceed to a second season. The series page can be found here.

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