The CW has acquired the broadcast rights to former DC Universe series “Swamp Thing,” based on the DC character, along with Canadian drama “Coroner” and British comedy “Dead Pixels” from BBC Studios. They join the acquisition of two season CW All Access drama “Tell Me A Story.” With current production shut down due to COVID-19, the broadcast networks continue to make these alternative arrangements.
“Swamp Thing,” which was canceled after one season on DC Universe, follows Dr. Abby Arcane (Crystal Reed) as she investigates what seems to be a deadly swamp-born virus in a small town in Louisiana but when a mysterious creature emerges from the murky marsh, she finds herself facing the nightmares of a supernatural world where no one is safe. The series also stars Virginia Madsen, Andy Bean, Henderson Wade, Derek Mears, Maria Sten and Jeryl Prescott with Jennifer Beals and Will Patton.
“Coroner” stars Serinda Swan as a coroner who explores unnatural or sudden deaths in Toronto. Morwyn Brebner (“Rookie Blue”), Adrienne Mitchell, Jonas Prupas, Brett Burlock and Peter Emerson exec produce the CBC original series from Muse Entertainment, Back Alley Films and Cineflix Studios.
Half-hour sitcom “Dead Pixels” features Alexa Davies (“Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again”) as a woman and her friends who are obsessed with an online fantasy game called “Kingdom Scrolls.” The show, which is produced by “Succession” creator Jesse Armstrong, follows their tragicomic real lives and their computer-animated misadventures in the game.