It was a short and not-so-sweet run for the new DC Universe series “Swamp Thing”.
According to Variety, the sci-fi series has officially been cancelled after one season. This news comes just six days after the premiere aired.
The Hollywood Reporter also reported that the almost-immediate cancellation of the series occurred after DC Universe reduced the show’s order following questions regarding how DCU would fit in with parent-company WarnerMedia’s streaming agenda.
Premiering on the DC streaming service on May 31, the live-action “Swamp Thing” is rooted in horror and the supernatural which comes as no surprise with writer-director James Wan (“Saw”, “The Conjuring”) acting as executive producer.
First created in 1971, the new series is based on Alan Moore’s 1980s work on the comic. “Swamp Thing” updates the role of Abby Arcane (played by “Teen Wolf” actress Crystal Reed), making her a CDC investigator who returns to her Louisiana hometown to look into a mysterious medical threat emanating from the swamp.
“There’s all kinds of awful that happens in this swamp,” the trailer announced.
With the pilot episode directed by “Underworld” helmer Len Wiseman, the series co-stars Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen and Canadian actor Kevin Durand. “Swamp Thing” also introduced fellow DC Comics’ characters including Daniel Cassidy, aka Blue Devil, played by Ian Ziering.