Swamp Thing: James Wan Urges Fans to Watch Series Despite Cancellation

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Swamp Thing was drowned in the swamp just days after its debut on DC Universe, and executive producer, James Wan is just another person who is baffled by the decision to canel the series. 

Ian Ziering and Crystal Reed on Swamp Thing

“Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled,” he shared via Instagram, adding:

“But I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this."

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"Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.”

Swamp Thing stars Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, a CDC investigator who returns to her home town to solve a case involving a swamp that is thought to be making people sick. 

Swamp Thing launched on DC Universe on Friday, May 31, just over a month after it was reported that the show's 13 episode order was slashed to just 10. 

There's still no definite answer about why the show was canceled, but it;s thought that the future of DC Universe is up in the air now that WarnerMedia is working on its own streaming service. 

Searching for Alec - Swamp Thing Season 1 Episode 2

That streaming service is thought to be launching later this year, and there's a good chance if DC Universe does fold that some of the shows could move to the streaming service. 

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Titans has been renewed for a second season, and given the show's lucrative deal with Netflix in territories outside the U.S., it's unlikely that show will be canceled. 

The future of Doom Patrol is murkier. There were reports that a second season could be in production this summer, but the DC Universe has yet to officially renew it. 

Swamp Monster - Tall - Swamp Thing Season 1 Episode 2

As things stand, there are eight episodes of Swamp Thing remaining, and they air Fridays on DC Universe. 

What are your thoughts on this cancellation?

Hit the comments below. 

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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