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Amazon reportedly talks about reviving ‘The Expanse’ after Syfy cancellation

Simply days after the Syfy channel introduced it was canceling “The Expanse,” sparking a fan marketing campaign to avoid wasting the house opera, The Hollywood Reporter says Amazon Studios is in talks to keep the show going right into a fourth season.

Variety and Deadline mentioned they confirmed the report with their sources. However all three information shops quoted sources as saying a deal had not but been closed, and Amazon Studios mentioned the reviews have been nonetheless speculative.

“We’re haven’t confirmed something about ‘The Expanse’ but,” Tammy Golihew, director of publicity for Amazon Studios, advised GeekWire in an e-mail.

“The Expanse,” based mostly on the favored James S.A. Corey sequence of science-fiction novels, tells the story of interplanetary conflicts involving Earth, Mars and different gamers together with the asteroid belt’s rebellious “Belters.”

The saga is claimed to be one in every of Amazon founder Jeff Bezos’ favorites. The Hollywood Reporter quoted unnamed sources as saying Bezos was furious when the present, produced and financed by Alcon Tv Group, went to NBC Universal’s Syfy network in 2014.

Amazon Studios holds North American streaming-video rights to the primary three seasons, and Netflix has worldwide rights. The Hollywood Reporter mentioned the truth that these corporations have been tapping into the present’s income streams “put extra strain for the present to carry out on its linear community,” implying that the association might have contributed to Syfy’s determination to cancel after the third season ends in June.

Phrase of the cancellation was greeted with a #SaveTheExpanse push on social media that included pleas for Amazon to choose up the present.

The Expanse: George RR Martin, Will Wheaton, and an astronaut name on Amazon and Netflix to resume present #TheExpanse #SaveTheExpanse @AlconEnt @broberts76

— The Expanse Writers (@TheExpanseWR) May 18, 2018

#SaveTheExpanse Airplane Banner is Up & Flying Over #AmazonStudios in Santa Monica Now! International Aerial Promoting Since 1947 @airadsworldwide

— Airads Worldwide (@airadsworldwide) May 15, 2018

Bezos and different executives have been pushing Amazon Studios to provide you with sci-fi/fantasy franchises on a par with HBO’s “Sport of Thrones.”

That’s led to a sequence of growth offers involving classics starting from J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” (sure, once more) to Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash,” Larry Niven’s “Ringworld,” Iain M. Banks’ Culture series and Philip Okay. Dick’s “The Man in the High Castle” — plus an anthology sequence titled “Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams.”

Replace for 10 a.m. PT Could 22: We’ve added the emailed assertion from Amazon Studios.

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