In a surprising turn of events, Warner Bros. and DC’s Swamp Thing TV show — which is only one episode into its debut season — has been cancelled.
Word comes by way of Bloody Disgusting, who confirm that creative differences between several of the key staff involved has ultimately led to the plug being pulled altogether by the studio. According to a source close to the website, one individual was pushing for a more horror-centric tone, while another higher-up was insisting to go with more of an emphasis on a “weekly procedural” feel.
Whatever the case may be, though only one episode has aired on DC Universe — the publisher’s bespoke video-on-demand service — the remaining nine episodes will go live as usual.
Interestingly, the live-action series was produced by visionary horror mastermind, James Wan (Saw, Insidious, The Conjuring). Who knows? Perhaps he may’ve been the executive who was pushing for more of a horror feel? Especially when you consider his background, right? That said, we’re purely speculating here, so take what we say with a grain of salt.
Elsewhere, Crystal Reed stars as Abby Arcane, Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Will Patton as Avery Sutherland, Maria Sten as Liz Tremayne, Jeryl Prescott as Madame Xanadu and Jennifer Beals as Sheriff Lucilia Cable. Meanwhile, the mutated monster at the heart of the show is played by The Flash‘s Derek Mears.
But how do you feel about Swamp Thing‘s cancellation? Are you disappointed? Or does the news of its cancellation make you feel like you’ve dodged a bullet? Let us know in the comments below!