The past few weeks have been a bit of a wild ride for DC fans. Recently, The CW fully unveiled its fall schedule, which will include new seasons of Black Lightning, Supergirl, The Flash, and, of course, the final block of episodes for Arrow. Kate Kane enthusiasts also got their first look at the network’s Batwoman show, with a full-length trailer that’s bound to get viewers excited.
There’s no doubt about it – longtime Arrowverse devotees have a lot to look forward to in the coming months. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for early adopters of the DC Universe – Warner Bros.’ video on demand streaming platform that offers a mix of original programming and classic shows.
Frankly, what’s on offer is a bit of a mixed bag – Doom Patrol seems promising, though Titans and Young Justice: Outsiders can be hit or miss – but DC fans have been eagerly awaiting the first season of Swamp Thing, which finally premiered last week. But in a rather cruel twist of fate, Warner Bros. pulled the plug on the show, with only one episode having officially premiered.
Since news of the cancellation made the rounds, it’s been reported that the decision to ax the series was solely based on money, which should come as no surprise. Still, fans from all over are extremely disappointed with Warner Bros.’ decision and have taken to Twitter to vent their frustration and feelings.
Bruh, i'm genuinely pissed that Swamp Thing got cancelled. pic.twitter.com/BnIDdnOXYL
— Naj (@Naji_Ishag) June 6, 2019
DC Universe is about to start bleeding subscribers unless that Swamp Thing cancelation is walked back. I know so many people who joined for that series.
How disrespectful to the cast/crew who’ve been doing press. Hope there’s a Tom King sized twist at the end of this business.
— Richard Newby (@RICHARDLNEWBY) June 6, 2019
Titans broke my heart and got another season.
Doom Patrol repaired my heart and we still haven’t gotten an official announcement for S2.
Swamp Thing’s pilot continued to help my creative soul, but got canceled before episode 2 even dropped.
Excuse me while I go into a coma.
— HiTop Alex (@HiTopFilms) June 6, 2019
No offense to Titans… BUT TITANS S01 REALLY DIDN'T HAVE THAT GOOD DIRECTION AT ALL, GOT MIXED REVIEWS ABOUT THE FIRST SEASON… YET THEY STILL MANAGED TO GREENLIT ITS SECOND SEASON. AND SWAMP THING GETS CANCELLED AFTER THE GOOD REVIEWS IT GOT??? HOWWW???? #SaveSwampThing pic.twitter.com/TDvfzwT0E5
— Umbreon and 811 others (@peter_viper) June 6, 2019
It seems that many have lost faith in DC’s streaming platform as a whole, and with Doom Patrol not having been officially renewed for a second season, we wouldn’t be surprised if some subscribers opt to jump ship and save their money.
DC Universe cancelled Swamp Thing because they didn’t get a tax rebate… pic.twitter.com/dc36FUyLiK
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) June 6, 2019
*SWAMP THING gets rave reviews and everyone loves it*
— Walt (@UberKryptonian) June 6, 2019
SWAMP THING IS CANCELLED? I was just about to have Crystal Reed back on my tv again and y’all do this to me?!?? pic.twitter.com/jYQPKt6kFN
— princess thee lil sebasitan (@WeekesPrincess) June 6, 2019
So @wbpictures @TheDCUniverse has SwampThing cancelled before even the first season is done while shitty shows like @CW_TheFlash @CW_Arrow @TheCWSupergirl had more seasons and are still on air? pic.twitter.com/2ol42lCKtJ
— Samwise (@Samwise2814) June 6, 2019
We’re not exactly thrilled with the recent developments and can only hope that DC and Warner Bros. can get it together before the platform sinks as a whole. Thankfully, while Swamp Thing won’t be getting any more seasons, fans can still watch the remainder of the episodes as they’re uploaded over the next couple of months.