‘The Expanse’ Boss Explains How Season 4 Will Be Better Now That It’s on Amazon

IndieWire | 7/20/2018 | Staff
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“The Expanse” will continue its adventures for a fourth season, thanks to fans who were vocal about the show and Amazon Prime, who listened and snapped up the series from Syfy after its cancellation. At Friday’s Comic-Con panel for the series, which was part of Amazon’s original series showcase, the cast and crew made their gratitude felt.

The effusive video below features Wes Chatham who plays Amos Burton, Steven Strait who plays James Holden, Cas Anvar who plays Alex Kamal, Dominique Tipper who plays Naomi Nagata, Nadine Nicole who plays Clarissa Mao, EP/showrunner Naren Shankar, EP Mark Fergus, and EP/author Ty Franck offering up their thanks. The sentiment was echoed by Shankar, who represented “The Expanse” on the panel of Amazon showrunners.

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“Without the fans, I would not be sitting here,” he said to the packed Ballroom 20. “It was a really amazing grassroots effort. It just popped up… We didn’t put it in motion.” Shankar also marveled over how fans had raised the money to fly a banner over the Amazon offices and to take send a model of the Rocinante into space and get pictures taken of it.

How could Amazon ignore those efforts? They couldn’t. In May, Amazon released the following statement:

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“We couldn’t be more excited that ‘The Expanse’ is going to continue on Amazon Prime! 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...
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