One week after the first episode of Swamp Thing launched on DC Universe, it was revealed that the then-new series would not be getting a second season. The news came as a shock to those who worked on the series, including showrunner Gary Dauberman, who had plenty of ideas for the horror series' future.
While speaking with GameSpot, Dauberman opened up about Swamp Thing's cancellation, describing the turn of events as "a bit of a gut punch" before going into detail regarding where he would have liked to take the show in a second season.
"I was looking forward to telling a couple more self-contained stories," he said. "Not self-contained itself, but like three arc stories too, coupled within the larger [mysteries.] Like a season-long mystery or engine, but also be able to explore some of those dark corners of the swamp... where it almost feels like a little bit like an anthology."
Dauberman also revealed that while he didn't want to ditch the "Monster of the Week" format, he did want to include other creatures, such as wolverines and vampires. "We could have done so much that I'm said we're not going to be able to get to do in this incarnation, you know?"
New episodes of Swamp Thing hit DC Universe on Fridays. The show stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Henderson Wade, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott and Kevin Durand. The series is executive produced by James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman.