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AMAZON’s Jeff Bezos Confirms THE EXPANSE Series Pick Up

By on May 27, 2018

THE EXPANSE -- Pictured: (l-r) Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata, Wes Chatham as Amos, Steven Strait as Earther James Holden, Cas Anvar as Alex -- (Photo by: Jason Bell/Syfy)

It’s official. The Expanse will air its fourth season on Amazon Prime.

The news came this weekend from Amazon chief Jeff Bezos, who addressed a crowd at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference.

Bezos stalled a question from a reporter about the possibility of settling outer space to ask the crowd “Does anybody here in this audience watch a TV show called The Expanse?” The Amazon and Blue Origin founder then went on to confirm that Amazon Prime had just picked up the series, produced by Alcon Entertainment and recently dumped by Syfy.

I was talking to the cast right before dinner started,” Bezos said. “I was telling them we were working hard at Amazon to save The Expanse, but it wasn’t a done deal yet. And during dinner, 10 minutes ago, I just got word that The Expanse is saved. The Rocinante is safe!”

Alcon Entertainment’s co-founders and co-CEOs, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, said in a statement that they “couldn’t be more excited” about the news.

“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 is currently airing its third season, Wednesdays on on Syfy, with a finale planned for June 27.

The series stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, and Frankie Adams.  


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