One part of this headline is a big “DUH” but the shock is the second half that many people were hoping would happen.
SWAMP THING after being officially cancelled by the DC Universe has now been acquired by the CW. CW just fresh off of adding the first two seasons of CBS All Access anthology Tell Me a Story, has licensed DC Universe’s Swamp Thing. No one knows yet when exactly the series will make its official debut on the network or if it just goes to the CW Seed app. There is now also the possibility of a resurgence on the show on the HBO MAX streaming platform.
SWAMP THING starred Crystal Reed as Dr. Abby Arcane and Derek Mears as the elemental and Andy Bean as the human version of Dr. Alec Holland.
For those who are wondering what caused the cancellation of SWAMP THINGmuch of it was because of budget and tax breaks which were taken away in as well as the studio’s decision to bypass paying millions to store the show’s physical sets in North Carolina.
What would like to see happen with the series? Do you just want the initial episodes or pick up and keep the series going?
This is not the lead actor who will be playing the man who becomes Swamp Thing, Alec Holland but he will be portraying the earth-elemental in the physical costume. Derek Mears a 6′ 5″ actor/stuntman, best known for playing Jason Vorhees in the Friday the 13th reboot and Hawes in Hatchet III. He has also appeared in Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and The Flash.
Mears joins Crystal Reed as Abigail Arcane and Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne. No oiffcial premiere date has been announced. Len Weismen is set to direct the pilot and executive produce.