Almost 20 years on from the original series, DC Universe has resurrected Swamp Thing. The hero from the Bayou of Louisana has had a surge in popularity in recent years thanks to the releases of the Injustice game franchise and Justice League Dark. But the question is will Swamp Thing be coming to Netflix? Sadly this could be a resounding no. Here’s why.
Swamp Thing is an American Superhero-drama based on the character of the same name by detective comics. The third series set in the DC Comics “DC Universe” the Swamp Thing series was developed by Gary Dauberman and Mark Verheiden. The character of Swamp Thing has was highly popularised throughout the late 20th Century. This is the second live-action series to utilize the character after the USA Network in the early 90s. Life in the swamp has gotten off to a great start for Swamp Thing despite the creative differences between the production studio and WarnerMedia.
A deadly swamp-borne virus is ravaging the area of Marais, Louisiana the home of Abby Arcane. Working as a CDC Doctor Abby is sent to investigate the mysterious virus. During her investigation Abby bonds with the disgraced scientist Alec Holland. But after Holland tragically ‘dies’ Abby soon discovers a huge secret hidden in the bayou. The swamp having claimed Alec Holland as its host rises as the Swamp Thing. Using the elemental powers granted by the swamp, Alec helps to protect the town of Marias and his new Swamp Home.
Will Swamp Thing be coming to Netflix US?
Swamp Thing will not be coming to Netflix US. Here’s why.
First of all the series has already been canned. This was confirmed across multiple media sources:
— Hollywood Reporter (@THR) June 6, 2019
Even if the series hadn’t already been canceled it still wouldn’t be coming to Netflix. Despite the fact, Netflix already has some DC related titles on Netflix such as the Arrowverse. Those titles are produced by CW, not to mention the fact the Arrowverse is not in the same continuity as Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and Titans. Netflix only has a licensing deal in place for the CW content and not the DC Universe.
All three series (Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol, and Titans) are exclusive to DC Universe, the streaming service specifically for DC Comics related content. This means that Netflix will not receive any of the content made for the DC Universe streaming service.
Will Swamp Thing be available on Netflix in other regions?
Previously there was no word on Swamp Thing coming to Netflix. With the series being canceled already we doubt any network will be picking up Swamp Thing.
What about the rest of the DC Universe titles?
The sister show to Titans and Swamp Thing, Doom Patrol is our biggest indication that Netflix won’t be receiving any further DC Universe related content. This may be confusing considering Titans as the first ‘Original’ show on DC Universe is a Netflix Original in select regions. We knew that Titans was going to be on Netflix before the first episode aired in the US, whereas Doom Patrol has aired all of Season 1 but there is still no word on where the show will air outside of the US.
From the information we have of the UK licensing, 4 of the 5 DC Universe series are still unsold. Which means Doom Patrol, Swamp Thing, Harley Quinn, and Young Justice is up for grabs. We do know that Doom Patrol has recently been acquired by HBO Europe but it’s unclear what it means for the UK.
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