Since the original report by The GWW, several other outlets have confirmed the news that the James Wan-produced Swamp Thing will not be returning for another season.
As to why the show was canceled reports vary, but a thread on Twitter by Movies.com writer John Gholson may shed some light on the issue. According to Gholson, North Carolina promised a $40 million tax rebate to the production of Swamp Thing, but due to a paperwork error, they were unable to deliver. That eventually led to the production being shut down and the season being reworked. With the financial issue still lingering, WB had no choice but to pull the plug on the series.
Original report follows:
The GWW is reporting that DC Universe’s Swamp Thing will not return for a second season. This report comes less than a week after the pilot episode of the series premiered.
In April, production on the critically-acclaimed series was halted following a decision by DC Universe to cut the first season’s episode count from 13 to 10. Writers and producers on Swamp Thing were tasked with reconfiguring the ending of the show’s first season to accommodate the lower episode count.
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Swamp Thing episode one is currently streaming on DC Universe.
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.