PSA: The Expanse Is Leaving Netflix This Month

If you haven't watched one of the best sci-fi series of the last few years, you might want to get a move on. Amazon's decision to revive the series for a fourth season will have consequences for Australians very soon: namely, it's leaving Netflix.

Netflix's page for The Expanse notes that the show will leave the streaming network after September 30. It's not wholly unexpected: Amazon's decision to save the series means it'll become exclusive to Amazon's streaming service. On the plus side, it should mean Australians will be able to get all four seasons in one spot — Netflix only ever had the first two seasons of the show, despite The Expanse's third season finishing in June.

Syfy cancelled The Expanse earlier this year, with Hollywood reporters Deadline noting that Syfy only had the rights to air the show on a first-run, live basis within the United States. With no options for streaming other online platforms, that made funding difficult. However, it also made it an easy target for other streaming services, especially after fans rose up to call for the series' renewal immediately following Syfy's announcement.

"We are deeply grateful that Jeff Bezos, Jen Salke, and their team at Amazon have shown such faith in our show," Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-founders of Alcon Entertainment (makers of The Expanse), said in a statement after Amazon picked up the show.

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"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!"

But as large as Amazon, more Australians have a Netflix account than Amazon Prime. So if you fall into that bracket, and you haven't caught up on The Expanse yet, do yourself a favour. It's good. Go watch: you've got a fortnight to catch up. You can watch the trailer for the first season below.


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    I've read the book and it's a cracker. Going to work through them all and hopefully line it up for the final book later this year. I suppose I'll jump into the show after that.

      Final book is end of next year. Edits don't work, hence the reply.

    Can definitely recommend. Might get Prime for a month and binge it, assuming that it's available in Australia.

      I recently subscribed to Prime for $4.99 p/mth for six months. It an absolute steal imho. The movies are only average however Amazon has several series well worth a cup of coffee each month. Hopefully that deal is still available.

    I am half-way through S2 in my panic-binge of the series that I had recommended to me so many times by so many people, but which I never checked out til I heard it was going. Definitely worth it. I had not realized there was a third season, so I'm going to be sourcing that in the very damn near future, too.

    I live in Japan so have JP Netflix... it only has the first two seasons. I didn't even know there was a third!!! FFS. Why is PAYING for a product harder than just pirating it?

      Because money / capitalism / monopolies. Take your pick. :)

      I live in the USA, we have zero seasons :(

    This highlights a new disturbing trend in streamed content. We already had the problem of content being spread across different providers and now it's starting to be the case that at any point the content on one provider can jump over to another, requiring a new subscription if you want to keep watching it. (Disney also did this recently with their movies and series)

      While I share your displeasure this case is different. SyFy cancelled the show and has been picked up by Amazon.

    Books - Great!!
    Season 1 - Great!!
    Season 2 - Something missing for me. The magic was gone. Still better than anything free-to-air though.

    I'm going to hold out on Amazon Prime until their Consider Phlebas adaptation is on.

    And then, binge The Expanse, The Terror and the Culture. :D

      Also check out The Marvelous Mrs Maisel, Jack Ryan and Patriot.

        Also American Gods, The Man in the High Castle, and The Tick.

    I've got Prime Video already as it's cheap and has some good stuff on it. Hopefully they'll put s1-3 up quickly as I'm sick of waiting for s3, but I was hoping that the fact that Netflix didn't put season 3 up was because this was happening.

    Season 3 was on Netflix here for a short while; like, literally about three weeks or something. It already got removed earlier this month I believe.

      Really? I'm all over when titles are released and fully expected Season 3 to drop at the start of August when it was advertised and it was a no show..

    I tried watching it but the sound levels are terrible, could not understand any of the dialogue. I read that the 2nd season was better in that regard but I couldn't get past episode 1.

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