The Swamp Thing series has suffered dramatically as a one season and done show despite the positive response from both critics and fans.
When the show debuted at the DC Universe, the viewership was noticeably less than other introductory shows for the streaming platform such as Titans and the Harley Quinn animated series.
Now, Swamp Thing belongs to an updating list of DC Universe shows who are migrating to another channel as the show is officially going to CW after being canceled by DC Universe. We can fairly say that the new show is joining the home of Arrow-verse, on the same playground as Arrow, The Flash, Supergirl, and Legends of Tomorrow.
While Swamp Thing is originally built as a stand-alone show, its CW transfer can lead to possibly exciting expansion. First, since it wasn’t really renewed for a second season, one can hope that new episodes will be created since the network might be in need of more original content after the pandemic. In the meantime, CW mentioned that they are just screening the first season soon.
Second, CW just released Crisis on Infinite Earths, the crossover event which connects various DC properties – comprised of Arrow-verse, Tim Burton’s Batman, Richard Donner’s Superman, Lucifer, Smallville, Zack Snyder’s Justice League movies, and more – opened multitudes of possibilities. It will not be a surprise if another CW crossover will have Swamp Thing somewhere.
The show Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane, a female investigator who discovers the mysterious transformation of his dead husband to an unexplainable creature known as “Swamp Thing,” who is dedicated to fighting the malevolent forces of the swamp.
The series stars Crystal Reed as Arcane and Derek Mears as Swamp Thing. They are joined by Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Jeryl Prescott, Henderson Wade, Maria Sten, Will Patton, Kevin Durand, and Jennifer Beals.
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