- Jul 28, 2018
I am really looking forward to this, mid 2019 has been mentioned for season 4
The Expanse Season 4 Release Date, Cast, and Other News
The Expanse season 4 will be coming to Amazon, which has made a deal with Alcon Entertainment to continue the series for a fourth season and perhaps beyond. The move is one that was hoped for and in many cases expected by fans and those within Alcon given its overwhelming critical success and its consistent ratings on Syfy, which chose not to continue to distribute the series.
“We couldn’t be more excited that The Expanse is going to continue on Amazon Prime," Alcon Entertainment Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a press release. "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 transported us across the solar system for three brilliant seasons of television,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment after the cancellation “Everyone at Syfy is a massive fan of the series, and this was an incredibly difficult decision. We want to sincerely thank The Expanse’s amazing cast, crew and all the dedicated creatives who helped bring James S.A. Corey’s story to life. And to the series’ loyal fans, we thank you most of all.”
The Expanse season 4 is happening. The series ended on Syfy at the end of its third season run, but Amazon made a deal with Alcon Entertainment, which produces The Expanse, to continue the series for a fourth season and perhaps beyond. The move is one that was hoped for and in many cases expected by fans and those within Alcon, but with Syfy not having access to the international or streaming rights for the show, the move makes all kinds of financial sense.
So, all ten comes out at once? Why can't they post them every week like normal small screen format?“We’re not restricted by time, we don’t have to bang on 47 minutes every episode, we don’t have to worry about commercial breaks,” said Cas Anvar aka Alex Kamal to Fandom Spotlite. “We don’t have the restrictions in terms of content: it’s darker, it’s sexier, it’s a little more gritty, it’s a little more real.”
Showrunner Naren Shankar is excited about the show relocating to Amazon, too:
“We’re in the second big movement in the books, a new chapter in humanity,” Shankar enthused, via Indiewire. “We’re no longer constrained in the solar system. It’s how humanity deals with this vast new frontier. It’s going to be more awesome. We no longer have the language restrictions. [We can] curse like a sailor. We don’t have the nudity restrictions… and the 4K and HDR will look amazing on Amazon. We’re no longer constrained by a 43-minute box. We can put some air into it, let things breathe a little bit more. So we’re excited to be on Amazon Prime.”
Shankar also told EW that The Expanse season 4 would follow the events of Cibola Burn, book 4 in the James S.A. Corey series of novels. We'll avoid spoilers here, but suffice it to say the opening of the gates in the season 3 finale will lead to new worlds to explore.
"We are going to tell that story in season 4, sure, but we’re not leaving Earth and Mars and the Belt behind," Shankar says. "They’re part of the story, and both fans of the books and fans of the show are going to see something really interesting and new in season 4."
But on to the most important question: will Shakar's Twitter-famous pitbull appear in season 4 or nah?
“I’d be very much in favour of having pets in The Expanse. I’ll talk to my wife about having Margot on the show.”
The Expanse season 4 episodes
The Expanse season 4 will have ten episodes when it makes its debut on Amazon Prime Video, three fewer than in previous seasons, which should translate to a quicker pace for the action.