The Expanse has officially defied the odds! For the second time this May, we are seeing a show, after previously being canceled somewhere else, find a new home for itself over on Amazon Prime.
This time around, the space opera, which previously aired over on Syfy, is coming over to Amazon in a move that was announced late Friday by none other than Amazon head Jeff Bezos. As it turns out, Bezos is a huge fan of the source material, which we imagine went a rather long way in ensuring that the show ended up getting brought back for another run. Alcon Television Group is the production company behind the show, and they had been working rather hard to find it a new home. Amazon was the perfect fit from the start, and in a statement today Alcon’s co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson had the following to say about the move becoming official:
“We couldn’t be more excited that The Expanse is going to continue on Amazon Prime! 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!”
This move represents a huge victory for The Expanse proper, but also many other fans of television all across the board because of what it signifies. It is extremely rare for a canceled cable property to find a new home on a streaming show — one of the last notable examples was Longmire over on Netflix. Earlier this month, a network show in Brooklyn Nine-Nine found a new home at NBC, though that made some sense given that NBC already produced it in the first place.
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