The Expanse saved from cancellation as Amazon picks it up for season four
It's been over a week since Syfy cancelled sci-fi drama The Expanse; like many cancellations at the moment there has been much fan uproar and rumours of the show being saved elsewhere. It turns out those rumours were true as Amazon Studios have confirmed that they will be picking up The Expanse for a fourth season.
The announcement was made by Amazon's boss Jeff Bezos which attending the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles.
“I was talking to the cast half an hour ago, before the break for dinner started. I was telling them that we are working hard at Amazon to save The Expanse but it wasn’t a done deal yet. During dinner, ten minutes ago, I just got word that The Expanse is saved. The show is extraordinary and these guys are unbelievably talented.”
The co-founders and Co-CEOs of Alcon Entertainment which produce the show, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, also made the following statement.
“We couldn’t be more excited that The Expanse is going to continue on Amazon Prime! We are deeply grateful that Jeff Bezos, Jen Salke, and their team at Amazon have shown such faith in our show. We also want to thank Laura Lancaster, head of Alcon Television, for her tireless efforts. We are fully aware that this wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for the staggering outpouring of support from the most creative, hardest working sci-fi fans around the world. From reddit campaigns to airplanes, we say thank you. It worked!”
The Third season is currently airing its third season run in the US now. It is likely to drop on Netflix here in the UK later this year.