The Expanse moves to Amazon Prime

3 seasons of space drama shifts platforms ahead of Season 4 due later this year.

Episodes of The Expanse will move to Amazon Prime after the streaming giant rescued the former Syfy drama.

Seasons 1 – 3 will screen from Friday 8 February with Season 4 due later this year.

It previously screened through Netflix.

Based on novels by James S. A. Corey, The Expanse is a critically-acclaimed, award-winning political science fiction series set hundreds of years in the future. Humans have colonised the solar system with The United Nations controlling Earth and an independent military power inhabiting Mars. Desperate for air and water, the series begins with Earth and Mars on the verge of war over the resources found in the Asteroid Belt. With few options for survival, allies struggle to fight over the future of humanity.

Amazon Prime Video is the new home to the highly anticipated season four of The Expanse, a Prime Original series, which will launch later this year. Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, made the announcement in May 2018 at the National Space Society’s International Space Development Conference in Los Angeles where the cast and showrunner were in attendance.

Co-created and written by Academy Award nominees Mark Fergus (Iron Man) and Hawk Otsby (Children of Men), the series stars three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane(Deep Blue Sea), Oscar-nominee Shohreh Asgdashloo (Star Trek: Beyond), Steve Strait (The Covenant), Dominique Tipper (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Wes Chatam (The Hunger Games), Cas Anvar (Punisher: War Zone), Frankie Adams (Mortal Engines) and Shawn Doyle (Frequency), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Florence Faivre (The Sia Renaissance), and Cara Gee (Empire of Dirt).

The Expanse is produced by Alcon Television Group. Naren Shankar is the showrunner.

4 Responses

  1. I was curious why Netflix didn’t continue with The Expanse, but now they have Nightflyers which I guess is taking its place. The Expanse is one of those shows I would like to know the Netflix viewer numbers for, it’s an expensive production lobbied for by sci-fi specialists and enthusiastic fans, Amazon Prime should be congratulated for giving us one more season but will it be the last and will the producers give the story an ending it deserves.

  2. Planning on watching it at some point. Happy that it’ll be on Prime even though I have both Prime and Netflix. Happy it’s somewhere streaming in Australia. A Prime Video app on Telstra TV would be great though…

  3. Yep, Australian Netflix is going down the toilet. Stan is getting better. I was in Thailand and Cambodia last month and their content on Netflix are far much better. Like 5 times better.

  4. Slightly annoyed but not surprised. As a newcomer to Netflix I was tipped off about this series by a work colleague. I instantly became hooked. Then I heard Amazon had rescued the series and knew then it will probably be pulled from Netflix. Bugga. Actually I think Netflix Australia is a little thin on content.

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