The Expanse Picked Up by Amazon Studios for 4th Season

Looks like fans of The Expanse better make sure they have Amazon Prime, because Amazon Studios has picked up the canceled SYFY series for a 4th season.

This report comes after a week of rumors and proposed talks that the series, which SYFY channel did not pick up for a fourth season despite a pretty healthy viewership and vocal fanbase, was looking for another home for its fourth season.

The Expanse Picked Up by Amazon Studios for 4th Season

The official announcement was made during a panel about the show at National Space Society's International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos.

Bezos told the ballroom full of The Expanse fans, "I just got word that The Expanse was saved."

Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, who produce the series, said:

"We couldn't be more excited that The Expanse is going to continue on Amazon Prime! We are deeply grateful that Jeff Bezos, [new Amazon Studios head] 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!"

Series star Cas Anvar posted this video to his Twitter shortly after it happened:

"You did it, you guys did it!" you can hear one person say at the table.

Congrats, cast, crew, and fans. We look forward to reporting on when production starts on The Expanse season 4 on Amazon.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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