‘The Expanse’ cast and creators talk about moving from Syfy to Amazon and tease what to expect in season 4
“The Expanse” returns for its fourth season on December 13 on Amazon Prime Video after being canceled by Syfy last year.
The cast, executive producer Naren Shankar, and director Breck Eisner discussed the move to Amazon during New York Comic Con in October, and how it gave the show a renewed energy.
“You don’t think your work is being done in vain,” Shohreh Aghdashloo, who plays Chrisjen Avasarala, said.
Shankar said that little changed from the initial plans for season four before the cancellation to what ultimately made it to the screen.
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When Syfy canceled its acclaimed series “The Expanse” last year after three seasons, fans rallied on social media to save the show with the the hashtag “#SaveTheExpanse.” A Change.org petition for Netflix or Amazon to save the series was signed by nearly 139,000 people.
Amazon took notice.
The company quickly picked up the series, which is based on the book series by James S.A. Corey (the pen name for authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck) for a fourth season less than two weeks after its cancellation. And Amazon has already renewed it for a fifth ahead of its fourth-season debut on December 13.
“When we were canceled, there was no guarantee that we were coming back, but everybody waited,” Steven Strait, who plays Jim Holden, said during a Q&A season at New York Comic Con in October. “The entire crew waited. It’s not like they didn’t have opportunities. It just really speaks to the communal passion we have on this show.”
For the new season, the cast and creators felt a newfound energy and purpose on set, they said. On Amazon Prime Video, there’s no time limit and fewer restrictions on adult content.
“When we were on cable, we could be no more than 43 minutes, so …read more
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