The Swamp Thing will live once again as it has been reported that The CW has picked up the broadcasting rights to Swamp Thing, along with Canadian drama Coroner, the British comedy Dead Pixels, and the psychological thriller Tell Me A Story.
It is still unclear when the shows will be premiering on The CW but release dates should be announced soon with the news of the network’s upcoming fall lineup of shows. This could mean one thing: the humanoid supernaturally-charged plant might join the ranks of the Arrowverse one day. Which only makes sense given the franchise’s recent integration of various DC shows into its multiverse after the Crisis on Infinite Earths storyline last December.
Swamp Thing first premiered last year, as one of DC Universe’s first original series. It centred around a doctor who encounters a supernatural entity capable of controlling plantlife. Unfortunately, despite drawing critical praise, the series was quickly cancelled before it could finish its first season.
As reported by Variety, though The CW has acquired the rights to air Swamp Thing, there are currently no plans to produce more episodes for the series. Which is frankly a pity considering how well received it was.
Swamp Thing won’t be the first DC series to have found a home at The CW as the network already shares broadcasting rights to Stargirl with DC Universe. However, with the imminent launch of WarnerMedia’s streaming service HBO Max later this year, it seems that the long-term future of DC Universe and all the shows that are in it could be up in the air.