DC’s Swamp Thing premiered it’s first out of 10 episodes last weekend. Well the series, which releases one episode for streaming weekly, has just been cancelled. Yes, right after streaming it’s first episode!
The potential reason for the cancellation is that the DC Universe is being reevaluated following the completion of AT&T acquisition of Time Warner as WarnerMedia has put an emphasis on the launch of a new streaming platform. With that reevaluation there have been questions how DC Universe fits into those plans.
Written by Mark Verheiden and It co-writer Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing centered on CDC researcher Abby Arcane. When she returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
We here at CritiX felt that this series was off to a great start. The dark sci-fi tone worked well and the story had a great pace. It’s too bad that DC will lose such a gem.
What do you all think about the cancellation CritiX??