‘Swamp Thing’ TV Show Gets Axed!

Actress Virginia Madsen confirmed production of DC Universe’s TV series Swamp Thing has been unexpected cut short as Warner Bros. evaluates future of DC Universe streaming service.

The television series Swamp Thing, based on the character from DC comics of the same name, was set to premiere a week after Doom Patrol’s season finale has aired. As of now, that is still going to happen, set  to air its first episode until May 31st.



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However the TV show was still being shot. This isn’t strange for a weekly television series, but what is strange is that the production has been abruptly cut short.

A local North Carolina new outlet, Star News, reported that no other than actress Virginia Madsen, who has been cast as Maria Sunderland, a woman “who traded in her privileged upbringing for the swamps of Marais when she married local business magnate” posted on Instagram this morning, “I’m beyond sad. What a terrible decision. We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp. And despite the rule I am going to use the hashtag. #swampthing.”

The post was deleted minutes later, however Geeks Worldwide was able to get this screenshot:


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Star News has also informed us that “[l]ocal crew members were notified of the unexpected development Tuesday night, and were told the project would wrap production on episode 10 and then halt as writers and producers rewrite an ending.”

As of now, it’s unknown how this ending is going to affect the series. Did Warner Bros realize they were dragging the series on for longer than it should have and were desperately trying to avoid a Marvel-Netflix situation? Or did they just not like the ending at all? How far in production were they exactly?

All these questions and more are not known, but we’ll keep you updated. What is known that according to film grant applications filed with North Carolina the series had $85 million invested locally for the entire first season.

It is unclear how this affects other DC Universe shows in production.


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