Swamp Thing's Ian Ziering Thinks DC Universe Show Could Still Return

Swamp Thing actor Ian Ziering has revealed that he remains hopeful of the show one day returning. Ziering starred in seven of the ten episodes, playing Daniel Cassidy - a character pulled straight from the comics. As is the case in the source material, the show's version of Cassidy would go on to become the reluctant superhero, Blue Devil.

The R-rated, horror-themed show debuted at the end of May, making it DC Universe's third live-action series. While both Titans and its direct spinoff, Doom Patrol, exist within the same universe, Swamp Thing very much existed as a standalone. The show seemed to be an immediate hit with fans and critics alike. Unfortunately, with the second episode yet to be released, the show was canceled. James Wan, who directed Aquaman for the big screen and served as a producer on the show, revealed that he was as in the dark as fans regarding the decision. Likewise, the show's star lamented the cancellation. Had the show continued, it would've followed an already prepared three-year plan that would've led to the formation of Justice League Dark.

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Talking with SYFY WIRE, Ziering offered his own thoughts of the show's premature end. "It's the biggest disappointment of my professional career," he said. "I was reliving my youth, and the fun of the 8-year-old inside of me getting to play the Blue Devil, working with Derek Mears and Crystal Reed, and all the people on that show. James Wan… it was such an unbelievable show. It’s very sad that that ended with 10 episodes, unfinished. I know they had plans for so many." When asked whether the show might be resurrected, as other canceled shows have previously, the actor was hopeful. "I think it’s entirely possible."

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Ziering, who starred in the cult favorite Sharknado franchise, can currently be seen playing a version of himself on BH90210He's also been confirmed to be starring in a new SYFY original, equally insanely-titled movie: Zombie Tidal Wave. The latter will tell the story of a fisherman forced to deal with an ocean-based undead outbreak.

In terms of Swamp Thing, however, there is always a chance it could one day return. As long as new fans keep finding it and the vocal support is maintained. As seen with Lucifer, the cancelation of a show doesn't always have to mean the end. Then again, for every Lucifer, there are countless other shows that don't make a return before a 20-year-anniversary revival. Just ask The OA and SYFY's own Deadly Class. The trickiest part for Swamp Thing will be the fact that, since it was produced as an exclusive part of the DC Universe, they might be unwilling to lend out the property to another streaming service. Given all of that, the only thing fans can do is try and share Ziering's optimism.

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Swamp Thing season 1 is available in its entirety on DC Universe.


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