'The Expanse' Canceled at Syfy

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Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment (of which SYFY is a part), said: "The Expanse transported us across the solar system for three brilliant seasons of television".

The show's season finale which is scheduled to premiere on June 27, will now act as a series finale. "And to the series' loyal fans, we thank you most of all".


On the heels of Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Mick and The Last Man on Earth getting the ax at Fox, Syfy has chose to cancel The Expanse after three seasons, Deadline reports. "Everyone at Syfy is a massive fan of the series, and this was an incredibly hard decision", NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment head Chris McCumber says in a statement. The Season 3 finale, which is expected to air in July, will now serve as the series finale. Season 3 is now sitting at a ideal 100 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes, but the ratings didn't reflect the praise it was receiving. Its production company, Alcon Entertainment, shared a statement saying they were hopeful about the show continuing elsewhere. But ratings-wise, the show has declined year-to-year. That's on par with Season 2, but its three-day numbers (0.3 in the 18-49 demo and 1 million viewers) are down 12 percent in the demo and 5 percent in viewers.

The Expanse became beloved around the world when the first two seasons hit Netflix, internationally. "Given the commercial and critical success of the show, we fully plan to pursue other opportunities for this terrific and original IP".


The first two seasons of The Expanse are now streaming on Amazon Prime, so it's possible that the streamer could be in the conversation to continue the series, depending on its performance there.

The series' ratings were low enough that its prospects don't look good, unlike some other recently canceled TV series that are being shopped around to new homes-like Fox's Brooklyn Nine Nine, which has seen interest from both Hulu and Netflix only hours after news of the end of its broadcast run.


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