The CW Acquires ‘Swamp Thing’ To Bolster Programming Line-Up

The coronavirus has already shortened many of this season's popular TV series.  Unfortunately, it also puts the upcoming Fall TV season in jeopardy as well.  Networks are starting to announce their upcoming line-ups, and playing it safe seems to be the name of the game.  The CW has acquired broadcast rights to several series, but one stood out more than the others.  Swamp Thing will rise again, and this time, no streaming subscription is required.

Swamp Thing originally aired on DC Universe, but was cancelled for reasons that are still very much up for debate.  Fans certainly enjoyed the first seasons, and wanted more, but the series was cancelled anyway.  This now gives the series a second chance to make a first impression, arguably to a larger audience.  Does this mean that there is a chance that the show could be saved and given a second season?  There doesn't seem to be an opinion either way on that yet, and quite frankly, it's far too soon to make that determination anyway.  A lot of this would also depend on the availability of the cast and staff involved in the show.

In case you'd forgotten, or haven't seen it: "SWAMP THING follows Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed, “Gotham,” “Teen Wolf”) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but when a mysterious creature emerges from the murky marsh, she finds herself facing the nightmares of a supernatural world where no one is safe. The series also stars Virginia Madsen (“Sideways,” “Dune”), Andy Bean (“Power,” “It: Chapter Two”), Henderson Wade (“Riverdale,” “Extant”), Derek Mears (“The Flash,” “Predators”), Maria Sten (“Persuasion,” “Channel Zero”) and Jeryl Prescott (“The Walking Dead,” “Ray Donovan”) with Jennifer Beals (“Flashdance,” “The L Word”) and Will Patton (“Falling Skies,” “Halloween”).

Based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson, SWAMP THING is produced by Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. The series is executive produced by James Wan (“Aquaman,” “The Conjuring” films), Mark Verheiden (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Constantine”), Gary Dauberman (“It” and “Annabelle” films), Michael Clear (“The Nun,” “Annabelle: Creation”) and Len Wiseman (“Lucifer,” “Sleepy Hollow”)."

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