It was recently announced that DC Universe’s Swamp Thing has been cancelled after just one season and executive producer, James Wan, doesn’t seem to understand why they made that decision.
People, myself included, have been looking forward to watching the first season of DC Universe’s upcoming TV series, Swamp Thing, yet the anticipation has been muted slightly when it was revealed that Warner Bros. had decided to pull the plug on James Wan’s show, meaning that they’ll only air the first season.
This means this upcoming season will also be the show’s last, and there hasn’t really been an explanation behind the rather abrupt cancellation.
Executive producer, James Wan, is especially confused by the whole debacle and took to Instagram to reveal his frustrations behind the cancellation.
Wan wrote in an Instagram post: “Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled, but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this.
“Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.”
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Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled, but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this. Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.
Swamp Thing’s cancellation came after it was revealed that Warner Bros. had cut the season short. It was originally intended to be thirteen episodes long, but they decided to only air ten of them, which really makes no sense at all.
The only possible explanation is that executives at the studio weren’t best pleased with what they saw and decided to cut their losses before it’s too late.
However, the Swamp Thing trailer made the show seem very interesting indeed, and it just seems a shame to lose a show before it had even properly begun.
Anyway, Wan seems to be proud of what he and his team have made, and so they should. I for one will be watching the show with keen interest.
That said, it will prove to be rather difficult to watch over here as it won’t be broadcast in the UK as DC Universe is still no available outside of the US.
Meanwhile, why not have a read of our articles on what you can expect from Legends of Tomorrow season 5, the five times Game of Thrones season eight dropped the ball.
Swamp Thing is available to stream on DC Universe.
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