Poor Accounting to Blame for Swamp Thing Series Cancellation


Wilmington, NC is where DC Universe’s Swamp Thing series was filmed, that is until production was shut down early, reducing the initial announced run of 13 episodes to only ten episodes. Production ended early over budget concerns, but now it’s being reported that there will be no second season of the critically acclaimed show at all, and this time it may be due to accounting errors.



John Ghoslon, a writer for Fandango and GQ, goes on to cite these two articles from Star News Online which outline the budgetary details about North Carolina’s tax breaks for film productions. Now it has been reported that in addition to cutting the first season short, DC Universe has cancelled the sci-fi drama less than a week after its May 31 premiere. So far the digital subscription service declined to comment on the cancellation, but it has been independently sourced that it was indeed an accounting error regarding the series’ North Carolina tax rebate may have led to the series’ swift cancellation.


This comes on the heels of Warner Bros reportedly re-evaluating the future of the DC Universe streaming service. Seems like another unfortunate bump in the road for DC Universe.


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