It’s not been two weeks since Syfy cancelled its cult SF show The Expanse, and another studio has already stepped in to pick it back up again. All thanks goes to Amazon Studios. According to sources the deal is not yet closed, but it’s looking good.
It’s interesting that Amazon should be the ones to revive The Expanse, especially when Netflix already had the international rights, but we’re not complaining.
One of the reasons cited for the cancellation, alongside it being pretty expensive to make, is that Syfy only had US first run linear rights, which means that all their eggs were in the “people watching it live” basket (which, as we all know, is not as healthy as it used to be).
However, producers Alcon Television Group, which fully finance and produce the series, shopped around for a new home and clearly managed to pull it off.
For those who have yet to start the series, and we recommend that you do before it lands on Amazon, here’s the first season synopsis: “A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth’s rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.”
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