Swamp Thing will find new life on The CW.
Variety reports the network, which is home to Arrowverse shows like The Flash and Supergirl, has acquired broadcast rights to the DC Universe original series. This indicates Swamp Thing‘s first and only season will soon be able to air on The CW.
At the time of writing, it doesn’t appear The CW will develop new Swamp Thing episodes. Given that the network is home to so many other DC properties, this certainly makes it more possible for the character to appear on an existing Arrowverse show down the line, though that is only speculation at this time. Notably, DC Universe already shares broadcast rights to its original series Stargirl with The CW, which will air on both the network and the streaming service this summer.
In addition to Swamp Thing, The CW also picked up the rights to CBS All Access’ Tell Me a Story, Canadian series Coroner and British show Dead Pixels. The CW will air the US premiere for the latter two shows. None of these series have CW premiere dates at this time.
Swamp Thing premiered last summer as one of DC Universe’s first original series. Although it drew critical praise, it was canceled shortly after the series premiere. The series drew inspiration from writer Alan Moore’s Swamp Thing comic book run.
Swamp Thing chronicles the life of a botanist transformed into a human avatar of all the plant life on Earth and his long quest to regain his humanity as he defends the world from supernatural threats. Available now on DC Universe, the series stars Crystal Reed, Andy Bean, Derek Mears, Jennifer Beals, Henderson Wade, Will Patton, Virginia Madsen, Jeryl Prescott and Kevin Durand.
The CW has acquired broadcast rights to DC Universe original series Swamp Thing, which ran for one season on the streaming service.