Swamp Thing’s newfound success proves that The CW should pick it up

Swamp Thing -- Ep. 110 -- "Loose Ends" -- Photo Credit: Fred Norris / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Swamp Thing -- Ep. 110 -- "Loose Ends" -- Photo Credit: Fred Norris / 2019 Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. All Rights Reserved. /

Swamp Thing’s debut on The CW was a roaring success and it only further proves that The CW should revive the show for a second season.

Swamp Thing has become a tale of TV heartbreak for DC fans. The dark reimagining of the DC Comics character was originally a DC Universe show and it generated a lot of both buzz and praise when it premiered last year. It was then inexplicably cancelled within a week, leaving fans conflicted and confused.

A year later, the first season made its TV debut on The CW because Warner Bros.’ Arrowverse home base needed new content to fill out its fall schedule, introducing itself to a new audience in the process. The result was the same as before: Instant success.

Swamp Thing’s high ratings prove The CW should pick it up

Swamp Thing’s premiere episode was watched by 1.1 million viewers, giving The CW its highest ratings since May when fellow DC Universe show Stargirl brought in the same amount. It highlights the appeal of DC television on the network but, more than anything, it’s incredibly impressive that a year-old episode of TV was able to bring in numbers that high.

The series, that features Crystal Reed as Abby Arcane, Andy Bean as Alec Holland and Derek Mears as Swamp Thing himself, quickly became a cult-classic because of how it used horror to successfully reinvent its titular character. However, its abrupt and unjust cancellation caused a surge of support from the fandom who demanded that DC Universe reverse the inexplicable cancellation.

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One year on, the audience that tuned into the show’s TV premiere highlights how much of a demand there still is for Swamp Thing. And if anything, it’s further proof that The CW should indeed invest in making it a permanent addition to its line-up.

When the network announced that it would be airing Swamp Thing in the fall, fans instantly hoped that it would revive the show for a second season, citing its success with DC properties and the fact that it officially adopted former DC Universe show Stargirl for its upcoming second season. And network president Mark Pedowitz didn’t rule the option out, adding that “it would be a discussion for Warner Bros. and The CW”.

With DC Universe no longer producing original content, The CW holding the broadcast rights and the instant success it achieved on the network, it’s a no-brainer: The CW should revive Swamp Thing for season 2.

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