Production on the highly-anticipated Swamp Thing series has halted following a decision by DC Universe to cut the first season’s episode count from 13 to 10. According to Wilmington Star News, writers and producers on Swamp Thing are currently reconfiguring the ending of the show’s first season to accommodate the lower episode count.
Various cast and crew members have flocked to social media to voice their displeasure with the decision. In a since-deleted post on Instagram, series star Virginia Madsen spoke out about the production debacle saying, “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.”
In the original report, the reason cited for the stoppage was that Warner Bros. was evaluating the future of their streaming service. That doesn’t appear to be the case as /film has since reported that the shutdown had nothing to do with the health of DC Universe, but was instead caused by “bumps” and “swerves” during production.
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Swamp Thing will hit the DC Universe streaming service on May 31st.
The series stars Crystal Reed, Maria Sten, Henderson Wade, Jeryl Prescott, Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Jennifer Beals, Andy Bean, Kevin Durand, Ian Ziering, and Derek Mears.
[h/t The GWW]