Swamp Thing: The TV Series

USA Network was in need of original programing to attract viewers as the battle for cable viewers increased. The had priviously had some success with The Hitchhiker and Ray Bradbury Theater. Swamp Thing fit well into its programing formula.
 
MCA/Universal was a co-owner in USA Network and had it's new facility in Florida ready for business. Swamp Thing was a series that could be produced quickly and cheeply, as well as used to show off the new Florida studios.

MCA/Universal was a co-owner in USA Network and had it's new facility in Florida ready for business. Swamp Thing was a series that could be produced quickly and cheeply, as well as used to show off the new Florida studios.

The series was one of the first produced at Universal Studios in Florida. Over the course of the series, several familiar attractions were utilized including the Jaws ride and the Psycho house.

USA was initially quite pleased with the results. Press releases indicated a commitment to 100 episodes, although olnly 72 episodes were produced over the three year period begining in 1990.  There is a short behind the scenes promo that occasionally airs on the SciFi Channel.

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Here is an incredible shot of the crew from the series. Thanks to Bret Allen for sharing this image

A handfull of episodes were released on home video in England. Click on the image to view the full size art.

Producer Steven Sears [photo from Dragon Con 1998 in Atlanta]  has been kind enough to share a number of his stories from the set.

CultTVman's Swamp Thing Episode Guide is not quite complete, but still a good resourrce.   The alternative Episode Checklist is also a handy tool.

Carol Ann Chawl was lucky enough to visit the set of the Swamp Thing series.   Read about it
here!

© 1997-2009 Steve Iverson .   Do not reproduce the contents of this site without permission.   Swamp Thing is a charactor owned by DC Comics/Time Warner.   No infringement is intended.   This is a fan run site to support the Swamp Thing television series.