The CW has picked up some existing series for the network’s schedule, in case the coronavirus keeps production shut down for a longer period. Swamp Thing, Tell Me a Story, Coroner, and Dead Pixels are all coming to the network. At this point, none of the shows are being put back into production.
American viewers may recall that Swamp Thing ran for one season on the DC Universe streaming service in 2019 before being cancelled. Tell Me a Story ran for two seasons and was just cancelled by CBS All Access.
The CW revealed the following about the pickups in a press release.
“Adding to its growing roster of scripted programming, The CW Network announced today the acquisition of four scripted series for broadcast and its free ad-supported streaming platforms, including SWAMP THING, based on the iconic DC character; the investigative drama CORONER; the dark, re-imagined fairy tale series TELL ME A STORY, and the half-hour British comedy DEAD PIXELS from BBC Studios.
SWAMP THING (one season) and TELL ME A STORY (two seasons) will make their network television debuts on The CW Network and stream for the first time on The CW’s free, ad-supported digital platforms. Hailing from Canada and the U.K. respectively, CORONER (two seasons) and DEAD PIXELS (one season) will each be making their U.S. debuts on The CW and its digital platforms. Premiere dates and times will be announced later.”
What do you think? Are you going to check out these shows on The CW? Have you watched any of them before?