Hard to believe but, Syfy won’t renew it’s critically acclaimed and fan favorite sci-fi drama The Expanse for a fourth season.
That means July’s season finale actually could be its series finale. However, there are reports producer Alcon Television Group plans to shop The Expanse elsewhere.
An adaptation of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck’s book series that began in 2011 with Leviathan Wakes, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future, in a colonized Solar System strained by political tensions between Earth, Mars, and the asteroid belt. The drama follows disparate groups of politicians, activists, minors and military figures who are all irrevocably changed by their interactions with an alien protomolecule that can completely reshape reality and break the laws of physics.
According to reports, the cancellation is linked to the U.S. broadcast agreement with producer and financier Alcon, which grants Syfy only first-run rights, cutting the cable network out of much of the digital/streaming audience. Whatever the reason this is a revolting development and extremely exasperating news.