The Expanse Has Been Revived By Amazon For A Fourth Season

The Expanse Has Been Revived By Amazon For A Fourth Season

Dominique Tipper as Naomi in The Expanse.Image: Syfy

Thank Jeff Bezos and the desiccated capitalist husk of our entertainment economy, because sometimes good things do still happen.

Last night, at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in LA, Jeff Bezos took the opportunity to announce that The Expanse, one of the best scifi shows on TV (if not the best, by many accounts), will find a new home on Amazon for its fourth season.

Its third season is currently airing on Syfy, and news of Syfy’s impending cancellation of the series was met with a huge fan outcry, and heavy speculation of a revival on another network or platform. Congrats, fans: you were right.

“We couldn’t be more excited that ‘The Expanse’ is going to continue on Amazon Prime,” said Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, whose company produces and finances the show. “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 aeroplanes, we say thank you. It worked!”

In a revival-happy television season, this is one of the best bits of news yet.


  • Hopefully we in Australia (and the rest of the world) will get it on Prime Video on release now, not 6 months after the season ends

    • Fingers crossed. I’ve only recently gotten Netflix and found out season 5 of Arrested Development will be on foxtel despite being commissioned by Netflix…

    • I hope so… but then there are Amazon owned shows that don’t get show in Prime in Australia. Eg. Season 3 of Bosch. SBS holds those rights apparently (for whatever reason) despite Season 1 and 2 being on Amazon Prime.

      As far as I can tell it’s completely an Amazon original so I have no idea why they thought they should sell season 3 to SBS.

      I can’t wait for all these stupid local contracts and licencing agreements to follow the dodo.
      Just give me my TV and movies like you already give me my music and games!

  • And yet Dark Matter dies an ignoble death at the hands of a short sighted desk jockey.

    • I like Dark Matter, but it’s got nothing on The Expanse. If I had to pick one of the two to save, it’d be The Expanse every single time.

  • Killjoys also suffered this fate, perhaps worse then Dark Matter since it didn’t even conclude the final boss fight sort of ending thing.

    In DM it was a new enemy appearing sort of thing so anything goes, but in Killjoys they were building up to the ending for many seasons, and the plug was pulled.

    Guess its better then how they finished up falling skies, throw out all the story and just make the final boss a alien queen with no logic or justification for any actions…
    Oh and a killswitch on the entire species, genius alien decision, lets link our minds together, so we can all die at once if our queen dies… meh.

    • What are you talking about? Killjoys got renewed for their final 2 planned seasons. The first episode of season 4 airs in just under 2 months.

  • hmm never got into this after the first few eps

    maybe it’s a good time to pick it up now that all the TV shows are coming to an end (except Westworld)

  • When one man has enough money to single handedly renew a show that he likes.

    Also, I really hope that production companies start to realise that these shows are now an investment in not just today, but 10 years from today. Streaming content is going to grow over time, and ‘cult classics’ and more importantly, fully finished shows will be important in maintaining your catalogue over the next decade and beyond.

    I guess what I’m saying is, if your not going to renew something, finish the damn thing first.

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