Swamp Thing and Tell Me a Story are resurrected from cancellation by the CW to fill their programming slate. Does this mean the shows might get a second chance?
Swamp Thing premiered on DC Universe last year to much fan fare which isn’t surprising since James Wan, Mark Verheiden and Gary Dauberman were behind the series. All signs pointed to it being an unmitigated hit. Then surprisingly, it was canceled much to fans chagrin.
Yesterday, Deadline reported that the CBS All Access series, Tell Me a Story from Scream scribe, Kevin Williamson, would not be renewed for a third season. However, that bad news was soon replaced with good news. The CW picked up the show and would be airing its two seasons along with Swamp Thing.
Normally, the network is known for filling their summer programming with scripted series. At present, with the announcement of the fall schedule expected this Thursday for the CW it is unclear as to when the two acquisitions will air.
For fans of Tell Me a Story, Season 2 will be available on CBS All Access until Q4 2020. After that window of time has passed, the CW will be able to introduce the series to a potentially new audience of non-subscribers to the streaming network.
After the trades reported the news, many fans of both shows took to social media to express their hope that the network might consider renewing the programs. As of this moment in time, there are no plans to go into production in the future for either series.
With the possibility of Scream 5 becoming a reality once the COVID-19 edict has been lifted, Kevin Williamson will be an executive producer on that potential production. James Wan is extremely busy at the moment with Spiral, The Conjuring: The Devil Made Me Do It, Mortal Kombat, Malignant and There’s Someone Inside Your House all of which are in post-production.
Mark Verheiden will be penning the new Hellraiser series and acting as one of the executive producers on David Gordon Green’s latest horror venture. Last month, it was confirmed that Gary Dauberman would be pairing with James Wan again to helm the latest incarnation of Stephen King’s Salem’s Lot.
Will you be tuning into Swamp Thing and Tell Me a Story on the CW? Let us know in the comments.