We might lose another one to The Churn—Syfy has cancelled The Expanse. While the current season, its third, will be broadcast to the end, this means that the show may not get to dig into the rest of the James S.A. Corey series.
Chris McCumber, President of Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, spoke about the cancellation saying: “The Expanse transported us across the solar system for three brilliant seasons of television… 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 was co-created and written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, and stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, and Frankie Adams, with Thomas Jane starring in the first two seasons. The show has received critical acclaim (including on this website), and even earned a 100% Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes for its third season.
There is hope though—according to Deadline the shows producers at Alcon Entertainment will begin shopping the show to other networks and streaming services: “We respect Syfy’s decision to end this partnership but given the commercial and critical success of the show, we fully plan to pursue other opportunities for this terrific and original IP.”
So there is still the possibility that the show will, like a protomolecule hybrid, come back in a new and even stronger form. We’ll keep you updated.