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Posted Saturday 5/26/18 at 4:48AM EDT
Amazon officially revives The Expanse for Season 4
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, a massive fan of the James S. A. Corey book series that the canceled Syfy drama is based on, personally made the announcement Friday at a panel at the National Space Society with the cast and crew in Los Angeles. "I just got word that The Expanse was saved," Bezos told the audience. Amazon already had streaming rights to reruns of the first three seasons of The Expanse. According to The Hollywood Reporter, "Bezos is a big fan of the book — the source material was on the screen when the executive displayed Amazon's Kindle Fire for the first time to press — and was livid that the TV series went to NBCUniversal-owned Syfy. The move is said to have ignited Bezos' demand that Amazon Studios brass find the company's version of Game of Thrones."
Posted Monday 5/21/18 at 6:27PM EDT
Report: Amazon is "near" a deal to save The Expanse
Amazon, which already has streaming rights to the newly-canceled space drama's first three seasons, is near a deal to pick up The Expanse for a fourth season. That's according to The Hollywood Reporter's Lesley Goldberg, who emphasizes that a deal isn't yet done. She adds that, according to sources, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos "is a big fan of the book and was livid that the TV series went to NBCUniversal-owned Syfy. That loss move is said to have ignited Bezos' demand that Amazon Studios brass find TV's next Game of Thrones. Last Tuesday, heartbroken The Expanse fans flew a banner over Amazon Studios headquarters in Los Angeles with the hashtag "#SaveTheExpanse."
Posted Friday 5/18/18 at 11:54PM EDT
Why The Expanse deserves to be rescued
Here are three more reasons for reviving the canceled Syfy series.
Posted Wednesday 5/16/18 at 11:25PM EDT
Why Amazon should rescue The Expanse
It appears a good number of the canceled Syfy series' fans already watch the show via Amazon streaming.
Posted Tuesday 5/15/18 at 10:53PM EDT
The Expanse fans hired a plane to fly a "#SaveTheExpanse" banner over Amazon Studios
Famous fans like Patton Oswalt are calling on Amazon to revive the canceled Syfy series.
Posted Friday 5/11/18 at 9:27AM EDT
Syfy cancels The Expanse after three seasons
The Expanse was one of the first series greenlighted following Syfy's decision to return to its sweeping space opera roots. According to Deadline, producers plan to shop the series to another outlet. "The cancellation decision by Syfy is said to be linked to the nature of its agreement for the series, which only gives the cable network first-run linear rights in the U.S," according to Deadline's Nellie Andreeva. "That puts an extraordinary amount of emphasis on live, linear viewing, which is inherently challenging for sci-fi/genre series that tend to draw the lion’s share of their audiences from digital/streaming."
Posted Friday 2/23/18 at 11:19PM EST
Syfy teases Season 3 of The Expanse
The space drama kicks off its 13-episode third season on April 11.