The canceled DC Universe series to get a new lease of life with The CW
Despite being canceled after just one episode, Swamp Thing went on to become a firm fan favorite with many DC fans the world over. The stellar series was well received amongst the fanbase, but with its neverending behind the scenes turmoil and reported problems with North Carolina’s tax laws, the series was doomed right from the off. The show itself received generally favorable reviews and was praised for leaning toward a darker, horror-themed tone that delivered a pleasing change of pace from the other DC shows. But, when all was said and done, the series was retired after just ten episodes, to the dismay of many disillusioned fans. But thankfully, that’s not the end of the road for Swamp Thing.
The series is set to receive a whole new lease of life thanks to The CW. The network has acquired the rights to broadcast Swamp Thing on their channel and bring the series to a whole new legion of fans. Sadly, there is no mention of whether The CW is considering reviving the series for another season, however, the character made a very brief cameo during the CW’s Crisis On Infinite Earths crossover event which may have set the stage for a potential return to glory. For the series to be fully revived, fans will have to flock to the show in droves and prove to network bosses that there is still life in the swamp.
On a personal note, I thoroughly enjoyed Swamp Thing. The series was grippingly entertaining and a helluva lot of fun and fully deserved another season. In a time where streaming services churn out endless content of varying quality, the idea of Swamp Thing being denied another chance to shine is criminal. It is my hope that The CW realizes the quality of the show they have inherited and give this unsung hero of the DC Universe a second bite of the cherry.
Starring Derek Mears as the title character, Swamp Thing follows CDC Doctor Abby Arcane, played by Crystal Reed, as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe. Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Michael Beach, Henderson Wade, Ian Ziering, Kevin Durand, Andy Bean, and Adrienne Barbeau make up the supporting cast.
UK fans can enjoy the entire series on Amazon Prime Video.
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