James Wan has addressed the cancellation of Swamp Thing on DC Universe.
Taking to his Instagram account over the weekend, James Wan spoke out about the situation, saying, “Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled,” going on to add, “but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this. Really proud of everyone’s hard work. Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes. Swampy deserves it.”
Following the news last week it looked as though the cancellation was due to issues with the tax credit from the state of North Carolina, where the series filmed. That story has now been debunked by Guy Gasser, director of the North Carolina Film Office in an interview with Deadline.
This now leaves a lot of questions as to what exactly happened to the series. The reviews of the pilot episode were fairly strong, but yet the series was canceled before its second episode had even been released. If James Wan truly doesn’t know why it was canceled, then it may be years before any of us learn the true story of what happened. And there is always a chance we may never know.
DC Universe will release all 10 episodes that were filmed, so we may as well enjoy what we get. New episodes will be released every Friday through Aug. 4. 2019.
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