DC Shuts Down Production on SWAMP THING - 13 Episodes Lowered to 10 and Ending Is Being Rewritten
The one series being developed for DC Universe that I was actually really excited about seeing, Swamp Thing, is going through some major problems.
The studio has abruptly shut production on the series down early and according to Star News Online, a local news outlet in Wilmington, North Carolina where the show is being shot, the number of episodes on the series have been brought down from 13 to 10 and now the writers have to do a rewrite for the ending.
Series star Virginia Madsen took to Instagram to vent her frustrations 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.”
The post has since been deleted, but you can see a screenshot of it below:
This makes me sad, and now because of some decisions that a that a group of Hollywood suits have made, the series isn’t going to be as good as it should’ve been. What a shame.
Swamp Thing will follow "CDC researcher Abby Arcane, who returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus. She develops a surprising bond with scientist Alec Holland, only to have him tragically taken from her. But as powerful forces descend on Houma, intent on exploiting the swamp’s mysterious properties for their own purposes, Abby will discover that the swamp holds mystical secrets, and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all."
The series stars Will Patton (We Are The Titans, Halloween) as Avery Sunderland alongside Virginia Madsen (Sideways), who is playing his wife Maria Sunderland. The series also stars Andy Bean as Alec Holland, Derek Mears as Swamp Thing, Crystal Reed (Gotham) as Abby, Maria Sten (Straight Outta Compton, Channel Zero) as her friend Liz Tremayne, Kevin Durand (Lost, The Strain, X-Men Origins: Wolverine) as the villain Jason Woodrue, a.k.a. The Floronic Man, and Ian Ziering (Sharknado) as David Cassidy, a.k.a. Blue Devil.
James Wan is producing Swamp Thing for DC Universe under his Atomic Monster banner. The series will be directed by Len Wiseman, written by Mark Verheiden (Daredevil, Battlestar Galactica) and Gary Dauberman (It).
The series is scheduled for release in 2019 on DC Universe.