The likely reality is Swamp Thing is a very niche market. Fans are hardcore but that isn’t a big enough base for the show to appeal beyond its mostly targeted base.
Also at 80 million, I’d wager it might be the most expensive show DCU Originals show as well.
If they can’t sell it to Netflix international, HBO international, or the like, it’s a show DC decided to do a season of and see if outside markets were interested. By all accounts, since it hasn’t been picked up internationally, DC is gonna take a bath and absorb the loss.
Yes, there are fans who want more. Of course they do. But, they don’t want to look at financial realities or kick open their wallets wide (say 2k a pop) to make the show happen either.
ST fans have got the best ST to date, but, for that a tiny bit of appreciation is worth it. And some of that appreciation needs to go to the folks that cut the checks in the first place. They took a big financial risk on laying out 80 million to make a show that a fan base really wanted. The risk didn’t pay off. Swamp Thing isn’t that appealing to a larger demographic.
Get over it already. It’s done, the decision has been made. Deal with it or go get therapy.
Would you burn even more millions of dollars just to placate people. If all the people threatening to leave DCU because of no second season of Swamp Thing actually left, I doubt it would cost 1 million dollars. Probably far less, but let’s say it’s a million.
If it was your money, what would you rather lose, $1 million or $79 million?