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DigiFluid
May 11th, 2018, 06:52 AM
https://deadline.com/2018/05/the-expanse-canceled-syfy-after-three-seasons-to-be-shopped-1202388026/

thekillman
May 11th, 2018, 09:41 AM
I was quite shocked at first, but after reading the deal they got, i'm not surprised.

Chaka-Z0
May 11th, 2018, 12:05 PM
I could not believe my eyes when I first saw that, glad the show will continue elsewhere.

Infinite-Possibilities
May 11th, 2018, 01:44 PM
Wait, so is the show continuing elsewhere or not? The article just seems to say it is done there is no deal with anyone else, just that they generally hope there will be one.

I'm actually legitimately horrified.

Ian-S
May 12th, 2018, 02:14 AM
Oh SyFy when will you learn that if you keep kicking your viewers in the teeth for their loyalty pretty quick you're not going to have any viewers left, you'd think they'd learn from the mistakes their parent company constantly makes, but alas not...

Hopefully this turns up on Netflix, season 1 and 2 are there for us already.

Infinite-Possibilities
May 12th, 2018, 02:35 AM
I've already seen conflicting opinions about whether the chances of the show moving to another distributor are "likely" or "slim to none." But if I were to guess for myself, I think the bleaker option sounds more realistic.

Infinite-Possibilities
May 12th, 2018, 03:51 PM
So I've read the sets are being demolished and/or sold in a couple days. Supposedly this suggests the show is all but dead.

Gen. Chris
May 12th, 2018, 04:26 PM
Where, exactly, did you read this?

It's only been two days. Even Dark Matter had a couple of months iirc.

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My concern is that the show is split, streaming wise, between Netflix and Amazon. That will mean one has to give up the rights to the other, and that doesn't seem likely.

Ultimately though...if it doesn't get saved, at least we have the books.

Infinite-Possibilities
May 12th, 2018, 05:57 PM
I believe the prop master for the show posted it on Facebook. I haven't read any of the books, but I keep hearing they are totally different. The more I think about reading the books when compared to watching the show, the more it feels like a completely different type of experience. I thought Dark Matter was officially dead after a couple weeks?

Gen. Chris
May 12th, 2018, 09:30 PM
Yeah I saw that now. He's also saying Amazon is the best shot.

I cant believe they aren't waiting longer. These deals take time and waiting the extra week may help.

Dark Matter had I think at least a month, but then again they probably had a lot less sets.

As far as I know the show has been pretty faithful. It's probably the Magicians you are thinking about when it comes to not being faithful...

thekillman
May 13th, 2018, 05:58 AM
Wait, so is the show continuing elsewhere or not? The article just seems to say it is done there is no deal with anyone else, just that they generally hope there will be one.


No news exists on this front.


Oh SyFy when will you learn that if you keep kicking your viewers in the teeth for their loyalty pretty quick you're not going to have any viewers left, you'd think they'd learn from the mistakes their parent company constantly makes, but alas not...

Hopefully this turns up on Netflix, season 1 and 2 are there for us already.

The deal SyFy got is actually pretty bad. It would have to be abnormally popular for a hard Sci Fi show, to justify those costs.


So I've read the sets are being demolished and/or sold in a couple days. Supposedly this suggests the show is all but dead.

That seems weird, considering other shows have had their sets stand for months after cancellation.


I believe the prop master for the show posted it on Facebook. I haven't read any of the books, but I keep hearing they are totally different. The more I think about reading the books when compared to watching the show, the more it feels like a completely different type of experience. I thought Dark Matter was officially dead after a couple weeks?

The books offer a different experience, yes, but that's more about how the book is written vs how the show is produced. The story itself is extremely faithfully adapted.

planet_tv
May 16th, 2018, 08:10 PM
I don't watch the show but happened to come across this petition for the show and I thought I would post the link so those who do can check it out if they want: https://www.change.org/p/amazon-or-netflix-please-buy-the-rights-to-the-expanse-savetheexpanse?source_location=petition_footer&algorithm=promoted&original_footer_petition_id=12133567&grid_position=4&pt=AVBldGl0aW9uAEknyQAAAAAAWvzwXYkDbOo1ZGY5ODgyYw%3D%3D

Also came across this: https://www.space.com/40608-fans-fight-to-save-the-expanse.html

Chaka-Z0
May 17th, 2018, 07:57 AM
Really sad time for Sci-Fi indeed... and there I thought that out of all shows this one wouldn't get cancelled. I thought they were doing quite well in ratings!

linux geek
May 17th, 2018, 01:36 PM
In gutted this is one of the best shows I've seen in ages

Annoyed
May 19th, 2018, 07:19 AM
I never got into The Expanse, so I don't have a stake in the discussion about this show, but maybe it is that the mass-market, advertising driven business model won't support good sci-fi anymore?

SyFy hasn't had much for a while. Galactica which ended in '09 was good. Since then we've had Eureka, which, according to its producers was cancelled due to high production costs (https://screenrant.com/eureka-canceled-series-finale-ending/).

We also had Haven, an excellent, well received show which was cancelled in part due to costs; as I understand it was denied tax incentives by the municipality it was shot in, and that contributed to its demise.
Continuum was purchased from a Canadian source, which decided to axe it as audience numbers dropped. Time travel generally doesn't do well in mass market. It will do ok in a niche market outlet, but it is expensive to make.

Maybe good sci fi needs a subscription-based business model, like Netflix or Amazon Prime (Lost in Space and The Man in the High Castle, respectively.)

linux geek
May 22nd, 2018, 02:11 PM
Seeing stories that Amazon has picked this up hopefully this is good news