The Syfy Network has made the decision to cancel The Expanse, the TV show based off of James S.A. Corey’s novels. Although the series will be cancelled, Corey will be releasing an 8th novel this year with clear intentions of telling more of the story.
The Expanse ran for three seasons on Syfy, but the Alcon Television Group, who owns the series, has been cancelled by Syfy, potentially due to rights.
Chris McCumber, President for Entertainment Networks at NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment put out a statement expressing The Expanse news:
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.”
Syfy claims that the cancellation is due to the agreement with Alcon Television, which only gives the cable network first-run linear rights in the U.S.
While this is saddening, knowing that Alcon Television is planning on giving other buyers the opportunity to partake in The Expanse, and potentially sites like Hulu and Netflix may be interested.
The cancellation comes as a surprise as The Expanse has a full 100% on Rotten Tomatoes for season three, and is the most well reviewed Sci-Fi series on TV.
We’ll keep you informed as new details arise for The Expanse and Syfy.
Source – Deadline