When CDC researcher Abby Arcane returns to her childhood home of Houma, Louisiana, in order to investigate a deadly swamp-borne virus, she develops a bond with scientist Alec Holland - only to have him tragically taken from her. But 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 - & the potential love of her life may not be dead after all.
It looks like DC Universe has already made its first cancellation. Reports are out that the new video-on-demand service will not be bringing back Swamp Thing for a second season. The news comes just one episode into the drama's freshman run.
This revelation won't likely surprise those following the show, as it has already dealt with its share of behind-the-scenes drama. Back in April, word began circling that production was being abruptly shut down after just 10 of its planned 13 episodes. Co-star Virginia Madsen seemed to confirm the rumor in a since-deleted Instagram post that read, "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."
It has yet to be seen how successful DC Universe will ultimately be. Competition is heating up in the VOD space, and its content will likely only appeal to a niche audience.