This news comes as a bit of a shock. According to Variety, after merely one episode of Swamp Thing being released, the series has been cancelled. DC Universe has decided to pull the plug on the big man in the bayou.
It’s currently unknown just why the series has been pulled but it’s likely due to expenses. The show looks well done with really nice special effects. So if they didn’t pull the immediate numbers they wanted, the DC streaming service might’ve pulled the plug. Variety cites a potential conflict of interest, with parent company WarnerMedia launching their own streaming service next year. Regardless of the actual reasoning, it appears like an all-too-quick situation.
Fans agree that the decision was made too quickly and have launched the hashtag #SaveSwampThing in an attempt to change the minds of the executive producers. The outspoken fans have cited the cast as one of the best things about the show. It’s unknown if the show can be saved but these fans will make themselves known.
The show follows Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates a deadly virus infecting a small town in Louisiana. It also starred Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Henderson Wade, Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott and Will Patton.
What do you think of the news? Are you disappointed or un-surprised by the amount of television cancellations? Let us know! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more DC TV news.
Fans will be able to watch all 10 episodes of Swamp Thing as they premiere on DC Universe through the finale on August 2nd.
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