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Swamp Thing Reportedly Had Three-Season Arc, Could Have Led to Justice League Dark Series

June 13, 2019 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
Swamp Thing -- Ep. 102 -- "Worlds Apart"

Swamp Thing’s cancellation at DC Universe was a shock to everyone, especially since there was a possible Justice League Dark series to follow. Business Insider reports that the decision to cancel the comic book series series adaptation came as a shock to people close to the production, with one producer saying, “Cancellation came as a surprise, 100%. It came out of left field.”

According to the site, the show had a potential three-season arc that could have gone past that if it was a hit. The idea was that the characters could have spun off into a potential Justice League Dark spin-off team-up show.

Despite the fact that the production was shut down in April and the series order cut to ten, there was little belief that the show was in danger, particularly when the show became a critical darling with a 92% Rotten Tomatoes consensus. “We walked away with the sets standing,” the producer that spoke with the site said. “We didn’t tear them down and go home.”

DC Universe issued a statement about the cancellation in response to the many rumors swirling, but didn’t offer any insight into why the series was cut short. “We appreciate there are questions as to ‘why,’ but unfortunately we are not in a position to answer at this time,” the post on DC Universe’s community forums said.

All of the service’s shows have been well-received by fans and critics, including Titans, Doom Patrol, Young Justice: Outsiders, and Swamp Thing. Titans already has a second season ordered, while the other shows are awaiting word. Upcoming new shows include an animated Harley Quinn series and Stargirl.