Last week it was reported that Amazon was in talks to pick up The Expanse following its cancellation by Syfy earlier this month, and now the streaming service has confirmed that it has ordered a fourth season of the acclaimed sci-fi drama.
“We couldn’t be more excited that The Expanse is going to continue on Amazon Prime,” said Alcon Entertainment chiefs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. “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 Expanse follows in the footsteps of Last Man Standing and Brooklyn Nine-Nine, both of which have been saved from cancellation by Fox and NBC respectively in recent weeks. Now, if only someone would come in and save Lucifer…
The Expanse is based n the series of novels by James S. A. Corey and takes place in a future where humanity has colonized the solar system, leading to three factions – The Earthers, The Martians, and the Belters – who find themselves on the brink of war. Featuring in the cast are Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Frankie Adams.