Swamp Thing (2019)


Season 1
Swamp Thing

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By leaning into the horror of it all, Swamp Thing swims deep into the trenches of this strange world and returns with a scary good TV show.

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Critic Ratings: 39

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Air date: May 31, 2019

Abby Arcane finds a mysterious creature when she investigates a deadly virus in the Louisiana swamps.

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Air date: Jun 7, 2019

As Sheriff Lucilia Cable unsuccessfully searches for Alec, Abby theorizes it was more than an accident and retrieves his video journals from Daniel Cassidy; Abby and Matt follow one of her patients into the swamp, where Abby encounters Swamp Thing.

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Air date: Jun 14, 2019

Driven to cure the worsening epidemic in Marais, Abby searches Alec's lab for a cure when her friend, Harlan, becomes stricken with the "green flu"; Swamp Thing uses his strange new powers to intervene, but he is desperate to find his humanity.

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Air date: Jun 21, 2019

Swamp Thing senses a growing darkness within the swamp and starts to understand his role in the struggle for balance between growth and decay; Abby must accept that the things she has witnessed in Marais are evidence of supernatural forces at play.

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Air date: Jun 28, 2019

Haunted by the ghost of her childhood friend who re-emerges from the swamp, Abby is forced to confront both her past with the Sunderlands and the dark forces at play in Marais.

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Air date: Jul 5, 2019

Increasingly alienated from humanity after being hunted by sheriff's deputies and animal trackers, Swamp Thing struggles to understand his strange condition; Matt learns the truth about Alec Holland; Avery pressures Woodrue to deliver results.

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Air date: Jul 12, 2019

Still taking on the human appearance of Alec Holland, Swamp Thing guides Abby to an area of the swamp blighted with the encroaching rot, but when her life is threatened, he must use his still-developing powers to save her; Maria meets with Nathan.

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Air date: Jul 19, 2019

After a harrowing journey of survival through the swamp, Avery comes face to face with Swamp Thing, who rescues the injured man; after recovering, Avery vows to return with Woodrue to help find a cure, but they may not be able to be trusted.

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Air date: Jul 26, 2019

After being captured and taken to a Conclave facility, Swamp Thing is experimented on by Jason Woodrue, who makes an incredible discovery; Abby and Liz track down the secret facility to free Swamp Thing.

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Air date: Aug 2, 2019

Still reeling from the revelation of the truth behind his existence, Swamp Thing goes on the offensive against Ellery's mercenary team hunting him; Abby comes up against Jason Woodrue, who has crossed the line to save his wife's life.

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Crystal Reed
Abby Arcane

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Andy Bean
Alec Holland

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Derek Mears
Swamp Thing

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Virginia Madsen
Maria Sunderland

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Henderson Wade
Matt Cable

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Maria Sten
Liz Tremayne

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Will Patton
Avery Sunderland

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Jeryl Prescott
Madame Xanadu

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Jennifer Beals
Sheriff Lucilia Cable

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Kevin Durand
Jason Woodrue

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Ian Ziering
Daniel Cassidy

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Leonardo Nam
Harlan Edwards

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Macon Blair
Phantom Stranger

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Michael Beach
Nathan Ellery

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Given Sharp
Shawna Sunderland

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Elle Graham
Susie Coyle

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Selena Anduze
Caroline Woodrue

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Steve Wilcox
Burritt Sunderland

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Al Mitchell
Delroy Tremayne

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Charline St. Charles
Karen Matthews

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James Wan
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Mark Verheiden
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Gary Dauberman
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Michael Clear
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Len Wiseman
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Critic Reviews for Swamp Thing: Season 1

Audience Reviews for Swamp Thing: Season 1

  • Aug 09, 2022
    Boring. But CGI is great. I would've wanted a s2
  • Jul 31, 2022
    Good introduction. Unfortunately, there Will be not a second season.
  • May 30, 2022
    It's a very good and interesting series, it involves you from start to finish, in terms of CGI it's really quite surprising. Crystal Reed acted VERY well, I would really like a second season, it has a lot of potential!!
  • Jan 07, 2022
    Watched the pilot episode. A triumph of absurd behaviours happening, one after the other; people running into the danger more and more times while every normal person would run away as fast as a doped Ben Johnson, or a doctor escaping from a scary monster that would kill her, and 3 seconds after... not giving anymore a heck to that and caring of a patient like nothing happened (it's normal finding yourself with a giant monster trying to kill you, right? You care at the moment then, when you escape, you think to change the wallpaper in your lounge or watch the tv, a few feet far from the menace of course), or vegetables killing everybody except one, and making him become the Swamp Thing for no reason (why not the others? in next episode I suspect there will be an explanation that makes no sense). Not mentioning totally absurd dialogues, that nobody in real life would do, especially at the city meeting about the pandemic. It's fascinating, I've never seen a tv show that's an enormous, complex single plot hole where nothing makes sense. I'll continue to watch to dig why critics are almost all enthusiast, with the result of Tomatometer 92%, to such a savage attack to common sense. I could suspect they were paid to make a good review, ok, it can be... But what about people watching the show, being not able to get the plot makes no sense and even give 5 stars? Ah, forgot... no scares at all, every "scary scene" looks like a mediocre attempt to copy Carpenter's "The Thing". If you've seen that, no surprises will ensue.
  • Dec 15, 2021
    This series is so freaking good. Don't see how it gets cancelled before it had a chance to take off. Love the lead actress.
  • Nov 14, 2021
    The show was first reduced from "13" episodes to "10" in April 2019. Then in June of that year, it was canceled, just five days after the first episode aired. This sudden cancelation was thought to be because the network wanted the writers to include more sex in each episode and the writing staff wanted to stick to the story line. It's a real shame this conflict happened because the show promised to be a really good series that could have gone on for years. It is a good watch and it's very well done but it will forever be-just those ten episodes.
  • Nov 08, 2021
    Amazing practical VFX and great atmosphere with intriguing characters! I really wanted to spend more time in this universe! James Wan knew what he was doing. It's mind boggling they had no faith in the show, killing it before release. Unfortunately. 3 episodes that had been shot were cut. That's probably why some storylines were rushed in the end. Still, it remains one of the best DC live action entries.
  • Aug 30, 2021
    Oh wow. I've been ignoring this series on streaming, thinking it sucked since it was canceled after only one season. Good thing i had nothing to watch one evening so i decided to check it out. They got everything right. The tone. The setting. The aesthetics. They captured the horror perfectly and managed to avoid being campy. Anyone who loved the comics would find very little to complain about. It also serves as a perfect introduction to the character for those who are unfamiliar with The Swamp Thing. These writers have found the perfect balance. They were able to please comic book fans and general audiences. Among the shows that started on the now defunct DC universe streaming service, this is absolutely the best one. Why they decided to cancel this after only one excellent season really boggles the mind. It's not as if the DC Universe had a huge audience in the first place. Although it's highly unlikely, I hope they would continue this story on HBO Max instead of doing a reboot after a couple of years. They've already gotten everything right. It would be a shame to throw all that away and start from scratch.
  • Aug 20, 2021
    Série sensacional, infelizmente foi cancela. Uma das melhores séries da DC.
  • Jul 11, 2021
    A production in which everything is incredible except the acting. Also reaches its climax with the feelings evoked by the colors.

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