Thank Jeff Bezos and the desiccated capitalist husk of our entertainment economy, because sometimes good things do still happen.
Dominique Tipper as Naomi in The Expanse.Image: Syfy
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 sci-fi 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.