'Swamp Thing' Canceled by DC Universe Less Than a Week After Premiere
Less than a week after premiering on the streaming service DC Universe, "Swamp Thing" has been canceled.
The series, which premiered on May 31, has aired just one episode on DC Universe; the remaining nine episodes will be released on the streamer.
"Swamp Thing" was the third live-action series to launch on DC Universe, following "Titans" and "Doom Patrol." The show centered on CDC scientist Crystal Reed (Abby Arcane), who returns to her Louisiana hometown to investigate a deadly disease ravaging the bayous.
She develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland (Andy Bean) — only to have him tragically taken from her. But she soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
The cancellation comes after the series had its episode order cut from 13 to 10, reportedly due to creative differences.
DC Universe's future is also up in the air, since WarnerMedia is working to launch a streaming platform by 2020.