- Amazon has renewed the acclaimed science-fiction series “The Expanse” for a fourth season, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Friday.
- After the Syfy network cancelled “The Expanse” earlier this month, over 130,000 fans of the series signed a Change.org petition asking either Netflix or Amazon to renew the show.
- Fans of the show took to social media on Friday to thank Bezos and Amazon for saving the series.
Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos announced on Friday that his company has renewed the critically acclaimed, science-fiction series “The Expanse,” which the Syfy network cancelled earlier this month after three seasons.
Bezos made the announcement at a panel at the International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles on Friday night, according to The Hollywood Reporter.
“I was talking to the cast [of ‘The Expanse’] half an hour ago, before the break for dinner started,” Bezos said at the conference. “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.”
— Cas Anvar (@Casanvar) May 26, 2018
After Syfy cancelled “The Expanse” earlier this month, citing declining ratings, over 130,000 fans of the series signed a Change.org petition asking either Netflix or Amazon to renew the show.
The Hollywood Reporter reported on Monday that Amazon Studios had entered talks to pick up the series. Amazon already owned the international streaming rights for “The Expanse,” which made it a likely home for the show’s renewal.
Alcon Entertainment CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, who produce the series, said in a statement on Friday: “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.”
After Bezos’ announcement on Friday, fans of the show flooded social media to thank Amazon and its CEO for renewing the series:
The Expanse is saved by Amazon. Way to go guys! pic.twitter.com/rZWT8fdD0L
— Elias Toufexis (@EliasToufexis) May 26, 2018
Excellent news about The Expanse getting a fourth season on Amazon Prime. If you've never watched it, you're missing out. It's incredibly well done.
— Whedonesque (@whedonesque) May 26, 2018
It’s officially official! The Expanse has been renewed for a season 4 by Amazon!!! THANK YOU to all of the fans that helped get us here, you saved The Expanse!! ????????✨???? #TheRociWillFlyAgain #TheExpanse
— Glenton Richards (@glentonrich) May 26, 2018
Words can't express how happy I am that Amazon has saved The Expanse! It's such an amazing show! #SavedTheExpanse
— Chris (@JangoJunkie) May 26, 2018
Very happy to hear The Expanse has been picked up by Amazon. Hands down one of the best SF series out there.
— Shell Bryson (@shellbryson) May 26, 2018
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