Multiple outlets are reporting that the DC Universe Swamp Thing series is already sunk, with no plans for a second season.
Already doomed by a cut in episodes from 13 to 10, a change in North Carolina tax breaks not properly offsetting the costs of such an expensive series has been one of the things that has been pointed to as a reason. There may also be some rethinking in store for the DC Universe streaming service, especially in light of a big WarnerMedia streamer to come soon.
Swamp Thing, brought to life by Executive Producers Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, and James Wan, followed the character Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she returns to her hometown of Marais, Louisiana after a strange outbreak comes from the swamp. Investigating this, she meets researcher Alec Holland (Andy Bean) who disappears and is replaced by the mysterious Swamp Thing (Derek Mears).
Also unfortunate in this case for DC Universe and the DC brand: Swamp Thing has been met with overwhelmingly positive reviews. Another outlet with deeper pockets would have done wonders with a property like this. (HBO, maybe?). If this is truly the end already, at least we know what we will be getting will be good. The second episode, dropping tomorrow, is fantastic. If you haven’t seen the series yet, on DC Universe or otherwise, don’t let the short run discourage you.