Previously Star News Online reported that production on the Swamp Thing DC Universe series has been suddenly terminated.
Star News Online reported: “The currently in-production project is being shut down earlier than expected as its producer, Warner Bros., evaluates the future of its DC Universe streaming service, on which the series was scheduled to premiere May 31, according to several sources within the local industry.”
Furthermore, “Local crew members were notified of the unexpected development Tuesday night, and were told the project would wrap production on episode 10 and then halt as writers and producers rewrite an ending. Initially, the show was scheduled to film 13 episodes through May.”
Series star Virginia Madsen apparently too to Instagram (in a since-deleted post), to say: “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.”
Swamp Thing is a 2019 streaming series from James Wan’s company Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. The first episodes are being directed by Len Wiseman (Underworld), Toa Fraser, Michael Goi and E.L. Katz. The scripts are by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman.
The series stars Andy Bean, Crystal Reed, Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen, Will Patton, Henderson Wade, Ian Ziering, and Kevin Durand, with Derek Mears as Swamp Thing himself.
CDC researcher Abby Arcane (Reed) 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.
However, 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, both horrifying and wondrous — and the potential love of her life may not be dead after all…
Swamp Thing will be released through the DC Universe streaming service on May 31, 2019.
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