DC Universe unveils first look at Swamp Thing amid major production troubles

The logo for DC Universe's upcoming live-action drama series

We have been cut to the core by those who have never set foot into the Swamp. The beloved character has been begging for a modern live-action take for years and that was finally set to come our way with a new TV series being produced for the DC Universe streaming service, which launched last October. DC Universe has done a good job here though, leaning a bit towards the source comic books' horror feel as well. She also wrote, "I am beyond sad".

What do you think about Swamp Thing's shortened season order?

Warner Bros. had no comment.

Today is a mixed bag for Swamp Thing fans. SWAMP THING has always been at the top of the DC Universe list of shows for me, and the fact that Swamp Thing looks totally badass in this promo is making me all the more upset about the show's unceremonious shutdown. Better than fine, in fact, as its flagship live-action series, Titans, had exceeded expectations when it launched in the USA last September, kicking off a whole new cinematic universe with the equally well-received Doom Patrol spinoff. That's all well and good, of course (it's certainly good news for those of you keeping up with Doom Patrol!), but we're still unclear on what caused Warner Bros.to get Swamp Thing's 13-episode first season down to just 10 episodes. Writers Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman have worked to bring a gritty, Alan Moore-esque version of the plant-based hero to life alongside the investigative Abby Arcane. Maybe she'd misunderstood what the reasoning was behind the show getting fewer episodes than originally intended. Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) stars as CDC researcher Abby Arcane, Jennifer Beals (The L Word) portrays Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Will Patton (Falling Skies) as Avery Sunderland, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, and Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead) as Madame Xanadu. Reports from various outlets suggested that the future of DC Universe was in doubt amid the early production wrap for its latest original series.



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