CBR has confirmed DC Universe's Swamp Thing has not been picked up for a second season, effectively canceling the series.
The series, which debuted on the streaming service last week, earned a positive critical reception for its inaugural episodes. However, the premier season's episode count was reduced from 13 episodes down to 10 in April, much to the surprise of the cast and crew. In a now-deleted post, star Virginia Madsen wrote at the time, "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." According to the official statement, this was the result of "creative decisions."
Geeks WorldWide first reported the news, which has been verified independently by CBR. The initial report claims WarnerMedia executives did not like the direction of the show, leading them to cancel the series. Other reports indicate creative differences, while some blame the budget.
The rest of the season will continue to air as intended on DC Universe, with the finale debuting on Friday, Aug. 2.
Now streaming on DC Universe, Swamp Thing stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Henderson Wade, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott and Kevin Durand. New episodes premiere each Friday.