CW Acquires DC’s “Swamp Thing,” Could Lead to Series Renewal
When DC Universe made “Swamp Thing” it got too expensive too quickly and they couldn’t justify keeping it in production. Unfortunately that mean putting it on the old chopping block. But with Television companies now getting into the streaming space anything is possible. Now along with other shows like “Tell Me a Story,” “Coroner,” and “Dead Pexels,” the CW has acquired the rights to “Swamp Thing.”
Many fans were disappointed that DC chose to discontinue it after just one season.
In theory that could mean a continuation of “Swamp Thing” happens with the CW. They would have to have approval from DC but since they already have a good relationship it’s very possible that could happen.
“Swamp Thing” follows Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana. However, when a mysterious creature emerges from the murky marsh, she finds herself facing the nightmares of a supernatural world where no one is safe. The series also stars Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Henderson Wade, Derek Mears, Maria Sten, and Jeryl Prescott.
In the past many shows have been rescued by the company that picks up the streaming rights. Amazon picked up the once cancelled “Expanse” and that did incredibly well. “Arrested Development” continued with Netflix. So the possibility if this does well enough streaming of the CW picking it up is there. Plus they probably have a much larger budget to work with than DC Universe did at the time of cancellation.