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?
The resident super villain, Jay Washington and the swaggy blerd, Winston A. Marshall are back for the final time for this one with the season and series finale review of SWAMP THING on the DC Universe
It all comes down to this, a show that was cancelled early and had its final episode changed in the midst of so many developing stories. Jay and Winston discuss whether or not the show did a great job or tried its best to send the cast off the right way.
As always there will be spoilers in this review but at this point do you care and this one is DEFINITELY NSFW.
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The DC Universe Streaming platform is coming back to San Diego Comic Con and they are bringing along some amazing sneak-peeks and first looks of YOUNG JUSTICE: OUTSIDERS, TITANS, DOOM PATROL and more. But along with incredible news and footage they will be bringing some EXCLUSIVE posters.
Check them out below.
As you can see KRYPTO the superdog is front and center in this poster. We were introduced to Krypto along with Superboy in the season finale post credit scene of Titans.
There is much more of what we saw during the amazing first season of DOOM PATROL from Ezekiel the cockroach, the De-Creator and Re-creator, the chief being lost and more.
SWAMP THING is up next and with the series unfortunate cancellation we really cant expect much going forward.
The final one is for YOUNG JUSTICE OUTSIDERS which has come back with a bang and kept the momentum rolling from the first half of the season.
These are available to DC Universe Members at the 50th anniversary.
The resident super villain, Jay Washington is back (by himself) with the review for the 5th episode of Swamp Thing on the DC Universe. The Swaggy Blerd, Winston A. Marshall had a scheduling conflict and left Jay all alone.
jay breaks down this weeks episode and talks about whether or not the overall tone and vibe of the show has begun to set in. Jay talks about the visuals of the swamp thing suit and finds something very interesting to compare it to.
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After a slight hiatus of being extremely busy, the resident super villain, Jay Washington is back with the 31st episode of The Mad Titan Podcast and for some odd unknown reason he has brought back the Jersey Jackass, Ben Cambell.
This week they play catch up on some of the stories that have happened along with new ones including the bombing of Dark Phoenix and who overall is to blame, where the blame falls for the current state of the DC Universe and the cancellation of Swamp Thing, Jessica Jones is back for the 3rd and final time, Warner Bros/DC not at San Diego Comic con and a lot of laughs.
Enjoy this barbershop talk that’s full or nerdom and realness.
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It initially had been reported that the reason for the cancellation was that Warner Media was not a fan of the direction show. That now seems to not be the case, Movies.com writer John Gholson reports North Carolina promised WarnerMedia a $40 million tax rebate that ended up getting diminished because of a paperwork error. The $40 million would have covered have of the show’s first season budget which was estimated at $80million.
This accounting error is also the reason in which the episode load was reduced from 13 to 10 episodes for the inaugural season. Once WarnerMedia discovered the error they shut down production since the studio would be paying more for the series than it originally thought.
North Carolina’s adjusted tax break is currently sitting at $13 so it does not make financial sense for WarnerMedia to continue on with the production of SWAMP THING, The Star News Online reported on the North Carolina accounting error back in April then subsequently followed it up with another article that cited exactly how much could the state commit to filming.
These have been very disappointing developments as displeasure of the episode load reduction was initially expressed by fans and cast member Virginia Madsen and now to know that it is done entirely hits even harder.
After only airing one episode of the DC Universe streaming platform, SWAMP THING has been cancelled by the streamer.
The potential reason for the cancellation is that the DC Universe is being reevaluated following the completion of AT&T acquisition of Time Warner as WarnerMedia has put an emphasis on the launch of a new streaming platform. With that reevaluation there have been questions how DC Universe fits into those plans.
Swamp Thing was the third live-action series to launch on DC Universe, following Titans, which has been renewed for a second season, and Doom Patrol, which is awaiting word. Upcoming on the service is new drama series Stargirl.
Written by Mark Verheiden and It co-writer Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing centered on CDC researcher Abby Arcane. When she returns to her childhood home of Marais, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland — only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.