The biggest plot shift in Swamp Thing happened after just one episode, and it didn’t appear on the screen.
DC Universe has already announced it will not be picking up the show for a second season. The series premiered on May 31st.
Swamp Thing, which had already been reduced to ten episodes in April from the original 13 episode order, will continue airing the remaining episodes every Friday night through August.
AT&T recently acquired Time Warner, which operates DC, and many shows are currently being reevaluated as WarnerMedia focuses on their new streaming service.
Another thing that hurt the show was a mixup on tax breaks in North Carolina, where the show films. StarNewsOnline reported that lawmakers in the state thought they had over $67 million to give towards filming, but it only had $31 million. Swamp Thing received $12 million of that, with the total cost of production reportedly around $85 million. The mixup likely means less money to devote to future projects.
Fans have been able to save several shows in the last few years, so only time will tell if they can rally around Swamp Thing to keep it going.