Fans of The Expanse can breathe a sigh of relief as Amazon have picked up the cancelled series.
The Expanse filled the void left for fans of a darker universe, namely Babylon 5 and Ron Moore’s Battlestar Galactica reboot. To say news of The Expanse left fans reeling would be an understatement. The hashtag #SavetheExpanse soon popped up on the account bios of fans the world over. Add an online petition with over 100,000 signatures and you’ve got a movement on your hands.
Season 3 of The Expanse will continue on Syfy until mid June. Season 4 will continue on directly with Amazon at the helm. Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos was instrumental in bringing the show back from the cancellation void, due to being a massive fans of the books. Add this combined with Amazon owning the streaming rights to the first three seasons, it makes logical sense.
While this is good news on The Expanse returning back to our small screens, this only goes on to highlight the inept management structure of Syfy’s finances. With this statement being offered to the fans:
“The Expanse transported us across the solar system for three brilliant seasons of television. Everyone at Syfy is a massive fan of the series, and this was an incredibly difficult decision. We want to sincerely thank The Expanse’s amazing cast, crew and all the dedicated creatives who helped bring James S.A. Corey’s story to life. And to the series’ loyal fans, we thank you most of all.”
– Chris McCumber, President
Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment
This isn’t the only cancellation on the network for this year. A televised reboot of the monster franchise Tremors was in the works for Syfy, even with Kevin Bacon reprising his role. Tremors was cancelled soon after it’s pilot got the green light.
Soda and Telepaths will be sure to cover any further developments as it unfolds but for now Mars, Earth and The Belt can Rejoice.