DC's Swamp Thing picked up for broadcast by The CW following cancellation

Joe Anderton
Digital Spy
Photo credit: @dcuswampthing - Instagram
Photo credit: @dcuswampthing - Instagram

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Swamp Thing proved that not everything comic book based is a hit, as it was unceremoniously axed by streaming service DC Universe after only airing its first episode (as in, the rest of the season was released, but the announcement it was ending was made after episode 1).

But now the show is getting a second lease of life, as The CW will be airing the show in its entirety.

Is the network jumping in to the save the show and potentially give it a second season if it does well? Ermmmm, probably not. Variety reports that the networks are having to buy in content from streaming services and international broadcasters because they can't produce new original shows at the moment, with many series having suspended filming.

Photo credit: @dcuswampthing - Instagram
Photo credit: @dcuswampthing - Instagram

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If networks are looking for something to fill their schedules, we recommend picking up Dragon Ball Z. A staggering 291 episodes, and you could air it in English and then in Japanese afterwards.

As well as Swamp Thing, The CW has picked up E4's Dead Pixels (pictured below), Canada's Coroner and the just-cancelled thriller anthology Tell Me a Story, which was created for CBS All Access.

Photo credit: Mr Whisper - Channel 4
Photo credit: Mr Whisper - Channel 4

DC Universe inexplicably hasn't made it over to the UK at the time of writing, but its various shows have found homes here and there.

Amazon Prime Video has Swamp Thing, Starz (which you can get through Prime) has Doom Patrol, Netflix has both seasons of Titans, and E4 has picked up the Harley Quinn animated series for adults.

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