Production On Swamp Thing Shut Down As WB Re-Evaluates DC Universe


If we’re talking in terms of quality, the DC Universe streaming service has gotten off to a great start. Not only did Titans take everybody by surprise, but Young Justice also made its triumphant return after being on ice for years, not to mention Doom Patrol currently putting out one incredibly amazing episode after another.

Given the bar that’s been set, it’s probably safe to say that viewers are expecting the same from the upcoming live action Swamp Thing series. Unfortunately, though, it looks like we’re going to be seeing a little less of the Avatar of the Green than previously thought.

According to Star News Online, production on the highly anticipated show was shut down on Tuesday night, as crew members were informed that the season will now consist of 10 episodes instead of 13. As such, a new ending is being written to accommodate for the curtailing. When that’ll be filmed remains up in the air, but reshoots are on the docket.

Intriguingly enough, actress Virginia Madsen confirmed this with an Instagram post that was swiftly deleted:

“I’m beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp. And despite the rule I am going to use the hashtag. #swampthing.”

Already, this has caused some outlets to report that the DC Universe streaming service’s future is currently in doubt, as Warner Bros. looks to re-evaluate their plans for it. With Stargirl, an animated Harley Quinn series, and Titans season 2 all on the way though, it could be only Swamp Thing that the studio has some dissatisfaction with.

Still, if the plug were to be pulled on DC Universe, it wouldn’t be insane to think the aforementioned shows could be moved to WarnerMedia’s gestating streaming service with AT&T instead. If so, that’d allow for Swamp Thing and its brethren to reach a broader audience, though you have to admit that it’s not quite as cool as an entire platform devoted to a single comic book brand.