“The Expanse” Picked Up by Amazon for Season 4 after Syfy Cancellation

Discussion in 'HardForum Tech News' started by Megalith, May 26, 2018.

  1. Darkbreeze

    Darkbreeze n00b

    Oct 29, 2017
    Yeah, well, hopefully that doesn't mean it's going to be like Man in the high castle, and we end up with one season every two years.
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  2. D-Wiz

    D-Wiz [H]Lite

    Feb 17, 2012
    Now if only we could Bezos to invest in a new Farscape or continue SG:U
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  3. Conman

    Conman Limp Gawd

    Jun 8, 2004
    Hey I knew that extra 20 bucks for Amazon Prime was for something this year.
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  4. KamelRed

    KamelRed [H]ard|Gawd

    Aug 30, 2007
    There is a God! It would have been Deadwood amounts of criminal to let the show die after season 3.
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  5. codebasher

    codebasher [H]Lite

    Oct 29, 2005
  6. harmattan

    harmattan [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 11, 2008
    It would have been a damned shame had this show been cancelled. It's the best sci-fi in a long time, terrifically written and acted, and some of the most engaging TV out there right now.

    People compare it to GoT, but it's far more mature and cerebral, and echews the purial nonsense and fantasy hokieness.
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  7. Bootleg Usher

    Bootleg Usher Gawd

    Apr 14, 2010
    It makes no sense to me why SyFy cancelled the show. These cool original shows are why I watch SyFy. If they don't have those types of shows and just play reruns, I'm not tuning in.
  8. dgz

    dgz [H]ardness Supreme

    Feb 15, 2010
    It makes a lot of sense according to this https://arstechnica.com/gaming/2018...but-its-producers-want-to-find-it-a-new-home/

    Basically, syfy was didn't get a whole lot out of the deal. It's a miracle they were willing to pay for it for 3 years.
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  9. 4saken

    4saken [H]ardForum Junkie

    Sep 14, 2004
    Guess that's a benefit of being a Billionaires favorite tv show. Fuck you money well spent in this case.
  10. heatlesssun

    heatlesssun [H]ard as it Gets

    Nov 5, 2005
    Star Trek is iconic. Starships, warp drive, transporters, phasers, communicators, time travel, mirror universe, extraterrestrial life, advanced civilizations, war and peace, alien first contact, artificial intelligence, genetic engineering, etc. The episode from the second season, "The Ultimate Computer", profoundly prescient and a very real issue or our time. As a kid in elementary school in the 1970s, Star Trek reruns sparked my interest in computers. I'm an old fart turning 50 in a few days and Star Trek is up there with me. Star Trek is not a well written epic, it's premise was "Wagon Train in space." But the combination of its vision or real world issues especially concerning technology and optimism is unique and inspirational.

    I never read the books but I do very much like "The Expanse" series. But it's no Star Trek.
  11. kinjo

    kinjo [H]ard|Gawd

    Dec 17, 2010
    Awesome. Great show that deserves to continue.
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  12. Xrave

    Xrave [H]ardness Supreme

    Jun 29, 2004
    Because not only is it the closest to Earth (technically Venus is a little closer), but it is the most hospitable body in the solar system other than Earth and the moon.
  13. Rabid_Platypus

    Rabid_Platypus n00b

    Jan 10, 2013
    I read the books (actually, listened, got the audiobooks) while waiting for this season to start and found them very entertaining. At least if the show ended, we had the source material. I was so waiting to see what they did with the belter who was the first to shoot the ring and I was not disappointed.

    Does anyone else think the actor portaying Amos is totally nailing it?
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  14. owcraftsman

    owcraftsman Gawd

    Feb 3, 2007
    Wish they'd pickup Killjoys too. SyFy ditched that last year
  15. Skyblue

    Skyblue Limp Gawd

    Jan 2, 2008
    Having not read the books I think most of them are nailing it. It is currently the best show on television. And, dare I say it. Better than Firefly. Might even reach Babylon 5 in time :)
  16. aaronspink

    aaronspink 2[H]4U

    Jun 7, 2004
    Eh? Killjoys was picked up for a 4th and 5th(final) season. Season 4 starts July 20th.

    Dark Matter is the show that got cancelled.
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  17. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V [H]ard|Gawd

    Sep 24, 2008
    Wes Chatham actually read the novels- before the project was announced and before he auditioned for the role. He was a fan of The Expanse and Amos Burton before it was even a thing. I'm not sure if that additional insight is what makes the Amos Burton so good, but every Roci crewmember is tortured by their past- and it shows the most in Chatham's performance
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  18. Formula.350

    Formula.350 [H]ard|Gawd

    Sep 30, 2011
    I must be really weird then... lmao
    Love Stargate.
    Love Firefly.
    Never watched Babylon 5 (was during a period of my life where I... well, had a life aha)
    Love Clone Wars and Rebels
    Quite enjoyed Deep Space Nine, and Voyager, and TNG (not a fan of TOS), though I haven't watched Discovery.
    Love BSG, and Caprica, and that Blood & Chrome movie (wished it had gotten a series).
    Really enjoy The Orville, but not for the same reasons as the above shows, just for the fact it's a Comedy in Space.
    (I live in a rural area and am limited to Cellular or Satellite internet, so as such, I do not have Netflix or Amazon Video, and I've not seen The Man in the High Castle, though I've heard of it and given I like WWII, would like to have been able to see it.]

    I'm also of the old school, pre-Special Edition crowd of Star Wars fans, am not fond of EP 7, quite dislike EP 8, though I loved Rogue One and I'm hoping Solo doesn't suck.

    What I really enjoy with The Expanse is the fact it has the science right, and is a drama with action. I love sci-fi for the science element, and so that's why I am drawn to the shows that focus on the Science. Alas, I also love content that take creative liberty with Science, like Star Wars, injecting just enough fantasy to fill in the blanks of "we just don't know enough about the universe to completely rule the plausibility of this out". Though I do like Doctor Who, which is rather heavy on the Fantasy, and generally (IMO) light on the Science :p
  19. Flogger23m

    Flogger23m [H]ardForum Junkie

    Jun 19, 2009
    I've been interested in this one but went for The 100 instead. Once I am done with that (which I do like for all its faults) I will be watching The Expanse.

    Does Amazon do it the Netflix way where they release all episodes of a season day 1 or do we have to wait 3 or so months for all the episodes to come out? I hate that crap. I prefer to watch 2-3 episodes a night if possible back to back.
  20. AlphaAtlas

    AlphaAtlas [H]ard|Gawd Staff Member

    Mar 3, 2018
    Season 3 is technically premiering 1 episode at a time on Amazon, but it's not under the Prime umbrella yet, so you have to buy the episodes to watch them (or maybe have a SyFy subscription?).

    Amazon will probably drop season 3 and (eventually) season 4 on Prime all at once, like you want.