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Warner Bros. Now Reevaluating The Entire DC Universe Streaming Service

Warner Bros. Now Reevaluating The Entire DC Universe Streaming Service

In fact, the North Carolina Department of Commerce announced earlier this week that Swamp Thing was eligible for $12 million in grant funding, roughly four million less than it originally requested.

While most trades and media sites have pointed to creative differences or WB's dislike of the direction of Swamp Thing, it seems that the actual reason for the cancellation of the show is much more mundane and, somehow, that much more infuriating.

DC Universe is considered a niche streaming platform and apparently, Swamp Thing just didn't fit into WarnerMedia's future plans for the service. The North Carolina Department of Commerce misinformed the House of Representatives' appropriations committee about how much money the state's film grant had in it. DC Universe is canceling their brand new series Swamp Thing after one season.

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The remainder of the episodes will still roll out on the streaming platform. According to the initial filing provided in order to get grants for the production, the series was estimated to be spending $85 million on the season, all of which would be spent locally in North Carolina. With a production budget of over $80 million, that's a hell of a lot of savings.

It will now be interesting to see how the choice to cancel the series prior to the filming of the season finale will affect the subscriptions to DC Entertainment's video-on-demand service. What do you think about Swamp Thing's cancellation?

Back in April, information about the premature production shut down surfaced. At the time of the shutdown, producer James Wan told JoBlo head honcho, Berge Gerabedian, that he was in favor of the shortened season length, as it was his preferred format for the show from the start. Could it be that shows like SWAMP THING, TITANS, DOOM PATROL, and the upcoming HARLEY QUINN animated series would be better served if released in their entirety, a la Netflix's modus operandi?


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