The Future Of The DC Universe Streaming Service Is Unclear As Production Is Unexpectedly Halted On ‘Swamp Thing’

The Playlist | 4/17/2019 | Charles Barfield
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Over the last couple of years, it seems as if they’re handing out streaming services like Oprah hands out cars (dated reference, deal with it). Every TV network, production company, and studio is rushing out its own service to compete with the big boys in the market like Amazon, Hulu, and Netflix. To say the streaming space is becoming a bit too crowded is a gross understatement. With FilmStruck dying a sudden death in 2018, it became all too clear that streamers are likely to come and go pretty quickly nowadays. And sadly, it appears that DC Universe, the streaming service that launched last fall is the latest to find itself on shaky ground.

A local outlet in North Carolina (where the production is located) is reporting that Warner Bros. has suddenly halted production on its first season of “Swamp Thing,” the third live-action series over at the fledgling DC Universe after only 10 episodes. Did WB see the early episodes and suddenly have a change of heart? Apparently not. Sources tell the outlet that WB is tightening the purse strings on the DC Universe production, as the studio decides the fate of the streaming service.

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As for “Swamp Thing,” the new plan is to re-write the final episode and come up with some sort of satisfying conclusion to the season,...
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