DC Universe’s James Wan-produced Swamp Thing TV series was expected to premiere at the end of May but the show’s future is a bit murky. The series, which is currently in production, is being shut down earlier than expected while Warner Bros. evaluates the future of its DC Universe streaming service.
The shut down was confirmed earlier this morning by actress Virginia Madsen who plays Maria Sunderland on the show. In an Instagram post that was deleted minutes later, she said, “I’m beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp. And despite the rule I am going to use the hashtag. #swampthing.”
The first season of Swamp Thing was originally scheduled to run for 13 episodes; however, with this new development, members of the crew were informed that the project would wrap on episode 10. At that point, writers and producers will rewrite an ending which will then film at some point in the future.
Right now, there’s no telling what will become of the show. The bigger question though is what will become of DC’s streaming service DC Universe? If Warner Bros. truly is “evaluating” it, does that mean that they’re considering shutting things down? It does seem a bit early for that, but maybe the subscribers just aren’t there like they had hoped. Regardless, it’s going to be interesting to see what ultimately happens with Swamp Thing and with DC Universe.
What do you think of this news? Is Swamp Thing a show that you’re looking forward to? Do you even subscribe to DC Universe? Let us know in the comments.