Swamp Thing has been cancelled after just one episode on the air, with Warner Bros announcing early that they won’t be renewing the series for a second season. Here’s everything you need to know about the surprising move…
The exact reasons for this abrupt ending haven’t been announced, but Collider notes that Swamp Thing‘s first season was already reduced from 13 episodes to 10, back in April, which wasn’t exactly a good sign.
The fact that North Carolina, where the show is filmed, stopped offering a tax rebate, has also been flagged as a potential problem by numerous outlets. However, Engadget spoke on the phone to David Paulson of the North Carolina Governor’s Office, who stated that Swamp Thing received the full amount of support that Warners asked for.
Another possibility has been reported by Bloody Disgusting, who claim that Swamp Thing lost support from Warner Bros executives and that powers-that-be were worried about losing subscribers. Bloody Disgusting also says there were creative differences going on behind the scenes, with the team struggling to agree whether it’s a horror show or a procedural.
Swamp Thing airs on the DC Universe streaming service in the USA, and it does not have a UK broadcaster at this stage. And now, with the show doomed to die a quick death, we’re not sure it’ll ever get one.