DC’s trailer for TV’s Swamp Thing arrives the same day that news breaks that the show is possibly cancelled!
DC’s The Swamp Thing, a creature of superhuman powers with the ability to manipulate plant life, that lives, as the name says, in the swamp.
Created in the 1970s by Len Wein, Swamp Thing has been the star of long-running comic books, video games, two live action movies, one of which was directed by the late Wes Craven of Nightmare On Elm Street fame and a television series.
DC had decided to bring the character back to television for its DC Universe streaming platform. DC Universe hosts original shows Titans and Doom Patrol amongst an archive of older DC entertainment. Swamp Thing would be the third new original series.
According to a post from The Wilmington News, Swamp Thing was to be a boost to the local economy of Wilmington. Warner Bros had estimated an $85 million would be spent to lay down the roots for a multi-season show to be filmed there.
However, cast and crew learned Tuesday night (16th April) that the thirteen episodes first season run was being cut short to ten. Reshoots were to take place in order to make episode ten a satisfying conclusion to the season.
Apparently, Warner Bros are currently reevaluating the DC Universe streaming service and this decision to cut back is a response. It’s still not known whether Swamp Thing will receive any more seasons at this point.
Warner Bros hasn’t responded to the news but have released this first teaser for the show.
Swamp Thing will debut on DC Universe on May 31st.