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    Default CONFIRMED: Amazon revive The Expanse for S4

    EDIT: Now confirmed! See planet_tv's post below



    'The Expanse' Revived for Season 4 at Amazon

    The news comes 10 days after Syfy canceled the space drama after three seasons.

    Amazon Studios is in talks to revive one of CEO Jeff Bezos' favorite properties.

    The retailer and streaming outlet is near a deal to revive space drama The Expanse for a fourth season just 10 days after Syfy canceled the series. Amazon Studios declined comment as sources note the deal is not closed.

    Starring Steven Strait and based on James S.A. Comedy's best-selling book series of the same name, Syfy had only first-run linear rights in the U.S. to The Expanse. Amazon Studios had streaming rights to the first three seasons of the show. Sources say Bezos is a big fan of the book and was livid that the TV series went to NBCUniversal-owned Syfy. The move is said to have ignited Bezos' demand that Amazon Studios brass find the company's version of Game of Thrones.

    The Expanse was a pricey swing for Syfy and the nature of the deal put additional pressure for the show to perform on its linear network as the cabler did not have either SVOD or international rights to profit from. (Netflix had international rights to the series.) The Expanse was Syfy's first major push back into the traditional science fiction genre.

    Following the cancellation, producers Alcon Television Group — which fully financed and produced the series — planned to shop the space drama to other networks.

    Opening to promising reviews and a strong collection of loyal viewers, its first season averaged 581,000 viewers in the advertiser-coveted adults 18-49 demographic, and 1.4 million total viewers with three days of DVR. Season two, which returned more than a year later with a significant marketing push and a solid lead-in, was down 24 percent among total viewers and averaged 457,000 total viewers. That compares more to similar returns for Syfy's inexpensive co-productions like Dark Matter and Killjoys, than to the cabler's original scripted series like The Magicians and Happy.

    Its third season, which returned in April, tumbled another 5 percent among total viewers and 12 percent in the demo from season two.

    "The Expanse transported us across the solar system for three brilliant seasons of television. Everyone at Syfy is a massive fan of the series, and this was an incredibly difficult decision," said Chris McCumber, president of entertainment networks at NBCU Cable Entertainment. "We want to sincerely thank The Expanse’s amazing cast, crew and all the dedicated creatives who helped bring James S.A. Corey’s story to life. And to the series’ loyal fans, we thank you most of all.”

    The decision to bring The Expanse to its end comes as Syfy has a packed scripted roster that also includes the upcoming George R.R. Martin drama Nightflyers, The Purge, Deadly Class, Krypton, The Magicians, anthology Channel Zero, Van Helsing, Wynonna Earp and Killjoys, with the latter set to wrap in 2019. The Expanse will be Syfy's second series to conclude this year, joining 12 Monkeys.

    Starring Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Dominique Tipper, The Expanse is set in a future where humanity has colonized the solar system. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men) served as showrunners and exec produced the Alcon TV Group drama alongside Naren Shankar.

    At Amazon, The Expanse will join a growing roster of genre programming including its upcoming Lord of the Rings TV franchise, Jordan Peele's Nazi hunting drama series, Gillian Flynn's Utopia remake, futuristic drama The Peripheral, from Westworld creators Lisa Joy and Jonah Nolan; Consider Phlebas and a reboot of Hanna, among others.

    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/li...amazon-1113803
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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    I hope this goes through. As I said elsewhere, this business model might be the best chance for us to see Sci Fi TV shows; a subscription-based system, rather than advertising-driven.

    On the other hand, I don't think I like the long-term implications. If this model does work, and we do see more sci-fi, maybe other types of programming will follow. Eventually, the only thing we'll see on std. cable and OTA broadcast will be infomercials.
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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    I'm happy people are trying to get it revived. It's high-quality scifi, it's good, and it deserves more seasons.
    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    On the other hand, I don't think I like the long-term implications. If this model does work, and we do see more sci-fi, maybe other types of programming will follow. Eventually, the only thing we'll see on std. cable and OTA broadcast will be infomercials.
    It does fit with the larger trend of the TV landscape fragmenting into more and more subscription services.

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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    Quote Originally Posted by thekillman View Post
    I'm happy people are trying to get it revived. It's high-quality scifi, it's good, and it deserves more seasons.


    It does fit with the larger trend of the TV landscape fragmenting into more and more subscription services.
    To be honest I don't really mind. I find myself only watching TV for my recorded programs or use streaming services. Only time I watch cable is to get the news.

    Future is now old man!

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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    Reality for most of us:
    1) Favorite Sci-fi show gets cancelled
    2) Login to Gatworld and complain, maybe even discuss what would\should have happened

    Reality for Billionare Jeff Bezos:
    1) favorite Sci-fi show gets cancelled
    2) Boys the rights to the show and hires people to finish it properly

    If only Jeff was a fan of SGU. Should we mail him the blu-rays via Amazon Prime?
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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    Quote Originally Posted by Spimman View Post
    Reality for most of us:
    1) Favorite Sci-fi show gets cancelled
    2) Login to Gatworld and complain, maybe even discuss what would\should have happened

    Reality for Billionare Jeff Bezos:
    1) favorite Sci-fi show gets cancelled
    2) Boys the rights to the show and hires people to finish it properly

    If only Jeff was a fan of SGU. Should we mail him the blu-rays via Amazon Prime?
    This is by far the best idea to save SGU

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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    There. Fixed it for you.

    Quote Originally Posted by Spimman View Post
    Reality for most of us:
    1) Favorite Sci-fi show gets cancelled
    2) Login to Gatworld and complain, maybe even discuss what would\should have happened
    3) Eagerly await the next morsel that drops from the SyFy plate only to die a premature death.

    Reality for Billionare Jeff Bezos:
    1) favorite Sci-fi show gets cancelled
    2) Boys the rights to the show and hires people to finish it properly

    If only Jeff was a fan of SGU. Should we mail him the blu-rays via Amazon Prime?
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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    Quote Originally Posted by Annoyed View Post
    There. Fixed it for you.

    An analogy comes to mind:

    A dog that goes after a fake-throw of the ball and the little kid (SyFy) laughs maniacally.

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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    So from what has been posted on Twitter and Reddit. The deal is official. The Expanse is returning for Season 4 on Amazon.
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    Default Re: Amazon in talks to rescue The Expanse (not yet a sure thing)

    Amazon, eh? Beratnas!
    Please do me a huge favour and help me be with the love of my life.

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    Default Re: CONFIRMED: Amazon revive The Expanse for S4

    So now that it’s moving to Amazon, does this mean you still will be able to buy it after a season is complete? Or will the only way will see season four is by streaming?

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    Default Re: CONFIRMED: Amazon revive The Expanse for S4

    Quote Originally Posted by I Am Negan View Post
    So now that it’s moving to Amazon, does this mean you still will be able to buy it after a season is complete? Or will the only way will see season four is by streaming?
    I think there's still a chance it'll go to Blu-ray after the next season. They've never released an original series to physical media as far as I know but they have released a couple of their original movies to Blu-ray.

    Gringo (Universal/STX) was distributed by Amazon as far as I know, so they're dipping their toes into distribution. I just hope that means a Blu-ray release for Season 4 of The Expanse. The first three seasons were distributed by Universal and still could depending on what part of the contracts were carried over when Amazon took over. Universal has done a lot of SyFy stuff. Amazon and Universal have Gringo under their belt and I'm sure more I don't know about. Let hope that went well.

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    Default Re: CONFIRMED: Amazon revive The Expanse for S4

    Quote Originally Posted by thedevilman View Post
    I think there's still a chance it'll go to Blu-ray after the next season. They've never released an original series to physical media as far as I know but they have released a couple of their original movies to Blu-ray.

    Gringo (Universal/STX) was distributed by Amazon as far as I know, so they're dipping their toes into distribution. I just hope that means a Blu-ray release for Season 4 of The Expanse. The first three seasons were distributed by Universal and still could depending on what part of the contracts were carried over when Amazon took over. Universal has done a lot of SyFy stuff. Amazon and Universal have Gringo under their belt and I'm sure more I don't know about. Let hope that went well.
    Thanks for the info. I didn’t know all that.

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    Default Re: CONFIRMED: Amazon revive The Expanse for S4

    Well, I sure am curious where it's taken on Amazon. But hells yeah for it being renewed!

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    Default Re: CONFIRMED: Amazon revive The Expanse for S4

    Showrunner Naren Shankar is excited about the show relocating to Amazon:
    We’re in the second big movement in the books, a new chapter in humanity. We’re no longer constrained in the solar system. It’s how humanity deals with this vast new frontier. It’s going to be more awesome. We no longer have the language restrictions. [We can] curse like a sailor. We don’t have the nudity restrictions… and the 4K and HDR will look amazing on Amazon. We’re no longer constrained by a 43-minute box. We can put some air into it, let things breathe a little bit more. So we’re excited to be on Amazon Prime.


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