James Wan Stumped By ‘Swamp Thing’ Demise: “Don’t Really Know Or Understand Why”

Wan and his production company, Atomic Monster, have a full plate even without Swamp Thing thanks to the Aquaman and Conjuring franchises as well as a Mortal Kombat adaptation, all at Warner Bros.
Really proud of everyone’s hard work. "Don’t really know or understand why #Swampthing was cancelled," he wrote, "but I can tell you this — all the cast and crew, and producing/writing team poured their hearts into this. Swampy deserves it." Go watch episode 2, and immortalize these 10 episodes.
James Wan, the executive producer of Swamp Thing, the DC Universe series that was abruptly canceled last week after one episode had streamed, shared his baffled reaction to the axing in a post on Instagram.
A second season of the show will not be picked up, sources confirmed last Thursday. Television, it was the third original series to launch on DC Universe, which went live only last October. Co-produced by Warner Bros. Streaming strategy across the AT&T-owned media company is being reappraised in light of WarnerMedia's ambitious plans for a comprehensive streaming service. That yet-to-be-named offering will come out in beta form by the end of the year and management is targeting 70 million subscribers by 2024.
Its eight remaining episodes will continue to air as scheduled, with a new one debuting on DC Universe each Friday through August 2. The episode order for Swamp Thing was reduced from 13 to 10 episodes in April, seldom a positive sign.
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‘Swamp Thing’ Surfaces: DC Comics Bog Monster Back In Action In New Teaser Trailer

The new show, which will be available through the DC Universe subscription streaming service, will add to the the title character’s considerable screen history, which already includes two feature films (1982 and 1989), a live-action USA Network series (1992-1993), and an animated television series (1991).
the Blue Devil. The teaser he shared today provides the first (albeit fleeting) look at the title character, who will be portrayed in all his mossy, shambling glory by Derek Mears (Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D). Ziering, best remembered as Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills 90210, will be in Season 1 of Swamp Thing as a recurring guest star in the role of Hollywood has-been Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a.
When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.” Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, the new show follows Abby Arcane as “she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets.
Ian Ziering just stirred the interest of longtime DC Comics readers and horror fans by sharing the first teaser trailer from the upcoming DC Universe series Swamp Thing, which is billed as a truly dark descent into the macabre, supernatural mythology that is closely associated with Alan Moore's classic 1980s version of the doleful bog creature.
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Verheiden & Dauberman are writing the first episode, which Len Wiseman is set to direct. Television. James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman are executive producers of Swamp Thing, which is based on the DC Comics character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. The series is produced by Wan's Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Rob Hackett is co-producer.
Ziering's only caption or comment was a challenge: "Try draining this Swamp, I dare you."
Andy Bean (Power) will star as Alec Holland, the scientist who transforms into Swamp Thing. Crystal Reed (Teen Wolf) stars as CDC researcher Abby Arcane, Jennifer Beals (The L Word) portrays Sheriff Lucilia Cable, Will Patton (Falling Skies) as Avery Sunderland, Virginia Madsen as Maria Sunderland, and Jeryl Prescott (The Walking Dead) as Madame Xanadu.

‘Beverly Hills 90210’ Co-Star Ian Ziering Will Play The Blue Devil On ‘Swamp Thing’

the Blue Devil. Ian Ziering, best remembered as Steve Sanders on Beverly Hills 90210, is joining the cast of the upcoming DC Universe series Swamp Thing in the recurring guest star role of a Hollywood has-been Daniel Cassidy, a.k.a.
The show's longline says it followed Abby Arcane as "she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe."
No specific release date has been announced but the show is expected to join the offerings on the recently launched DC Universe subscription streaming service sometime in 2019. Swamp Thing is billed as an edgy, horror-infused adaptation of the DC Comics character who was introduced in the 1970s and reached a creative zenith in the 1980s comics written by Alan Moore (Watchmen, V For Vendetta).
The ensuing attack melds the Blue Demon costume to the actor inside and leaves him with strange new powers. The Blue Devil character was introduced in the pages of DC Comics in 1984 and got  his own series that same year. It lasted for 31 monthly issues. In the comics, the stuntman is in costume for a Hollywood special-effects film when a real demon mistakes him as an authentic peer.
The series is produced by Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Television. Verheiden & Dauberman are writing the first episode, which Len Wiseman is set to direct. James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman are executive producers of Swamp Thing, which is based on the DC Comics character created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Rob Hackett is co-producer.
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But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny." The official character description for Ziering's character: "Stuntman turned movie star, Daniel Cassidy became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil.
I Like About You and Endless Love.Ziering also competed on the fourth season of the ABC hit series Dancing with the Stars. Ziering's extensive film and TV credits include the Sharknado series, Melrose Place, CSI: NY, What.

‘Swamp Thing’: Ian Ziering To Play Daniel Cassidy In DC Universe Series

Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Wan, Verheiden, Dauberman, Michael Clear and Wiseman are executive producers alongside Len Wiseman who is set to direct.
He also made the semifinals on the fourth season of ABC’s Dancing with the Stars, with professional partner Cheryl Burke. Ziering, whose breakout role came in Beverly Hills 90210, is known most recently for his role as Fin Shepard in all six of Syfy's Sharknado films. He has appeared in features Domino with Keira Knightley, That’s My Boy with Adam Sandler, and Malibu Rescue on Netflix, among others. Ziering is repped by Synergy Management.” />
But now, eight years later, Cassidy finds himself living out his days in frustration, pining for his former fame while on a collision course with destiny. Ziering will play stuntman turned movie star Daniel Cassidy, who became semi-famous after playing the demonic Blue Devil.
The project, which hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Sharknado star Ian Ziering is set for a key recurring role opposite Crystal Reed in Swamp Thing, the upcoming streaming drama series based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Television, is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.

‘Riverdale’ Actor Henderson Wade Joins ‘Swamp Thing’ Cast As Matt Cable

Len Wiseman will direct the first episode off of a script by Verheiden and Dauberman. Television. The series is produced by Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros. Swamp Thing is from executive producers James Wan, Mark Verheiden, Gary Dauberman, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman based on characters from DC which were created by. Rob Hackett is co-producer.
He was introduced the first issue of Swamp Thing in 1972 (as a federal agent in that incarnation) and assigned to protect scientist Alec Holland. The character of Matt Cable has a long history in the pages of DC Comics. That begins a long and twisting history between Cable, the creature and Abby Arcane. Cable fails in that assignment and blames a mysterious bog monster called Swamp Thing is responsible for Holland's fiery death.
Riverdale and Extant actor Henderson Wade is joining the cast of Swamp Thing in the series regular role of Matt Cable, a Louisiana lawman who finds himself in dire straits when supernatural evil threatens the town he's sworn to protect.
The log line says the show will follow Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she returns to her rural hometown on a mission: “Abby investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets.” Abby has history with the son of Sheriff Lucilla Cable — she was young Matt's childhood crush.
Wade's other credits include: The Last Ship, American Horror Story: Roanoke, NCIS and Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce. Wade also wore a badge on six episodes of The CW's Riverdale this season in the role of Sheriff Michael Minetta. The Washington, D.C., native and Syracuse University graduate also portrayed Adhu, the son of Molly Woods (Halle Berry) in six episodes of Extant.
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The character of Cable has been reframed for the new Swamp Thing supernatural horror series that will premiere in 2019 as core original programming from DC Universe, the just-launched subscription streaming site from Warner Bros Digital Networks.

‘Swamp Thing’ Finds Its Swamp Thing, Sets Andy Bean & Derek Mears For Roles

The streaming series, which hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros Television, is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service.
Wiseman is directing. Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman wrote the script for the first episode and are executive producing with Wan, Michael Clear and Len Wiseman; Rob Hackett is co-producer.
The plot centers on Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
Maria Sten, Jeryl Prescott, Jennifer Beals, Virginia Madsen and Will Patton are already aboard.
Bean, who just wrapped New Line's horror sequel It: Chapter 2, also starred on Starz's drama series Power and HBO's Alan Ball series Here and Now. He is repped by TalentWorks and Magnolia Entertainment.
Mears, whose genre cred beyond 2009's Friday the 13th redo includes roles in Sleepy Hollow, True Blood, Twin Peaks and the upcoming Alita: Battle Angel, is repped by AEFH and Hayes Robbins at Stone Genow.” />
As the monster (Mears) struggles to hold onto his humanity, he must embrace what he has become in order to defend the town as well as the natural world at large. Bean's Holland is caught in the cross-hairs when he discovers the mystery may connected to his work in the swamp. That leads him into conflict with dark forces, from which he emerges as the elemental hero known as Swamp Thing.
Derek Mears, who played another horror icon Jason Voorhees in the Friday the 13th reboot, will play the bog monster. DC Universe's upcoming Swamp Thing series is continuing to cast up, setting Power's Andy Bean to play biologist Alec Holland, who in the DC mythology as created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson transforms into the titular creature.

‘Swamp Thing’: Will Patton Cast As Avery Sunderland In DC Universe Series

 His benevolent veneer, however, masks a ruthless determination to harness the power of the swamp for profit. As its most prominent businessman, Avery Sunderland (Patton) serves as the de facto patriarch of his Louisiana hometown, always giving back to the community.
Wan, Verheiden, Dauberman, Michael Clear and Wiseman are executive producers alongside Len Wiseman who is set to direct. Rob Hackett is co-producer.
His series credits also include TNT's Falling Skies and CBS' The Good Wife. On TV, Patton starred on the Fox drama series Shots Fired. Earlier this year, he starred in Boaz Yakin’s Boarding School and An Actor Prepares with Jeremy Irons. Patton currently co-stars opposite Jamie Lee Curtis in the hit Halloween reboot. He is repped by APA and Grand View Management.” />
Written by Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman, Swamp Thing follows Abby Arcane (Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but soon discovers that the swamp holds mystical and terrifying secrets. When unexplainable and chilling horrors emerge from the murky marsh, no one is safe.
EXCLUSIVE: Will Patton has been cast as a lead opposite Crystal Reed in Swamp Thing, the upcoming streaming drama series based on the DC characters created by Len Wein and Bernie Wrightson. Television, is set to premiere in 2019 on the DC Universe digital subscription service. Patton will play Avery Sunderland in the project, which hails from James Wan’s Atomic Monster in association with Warner Bros.