The Expanseseason 4 will be coming to Amazon, which has made a deal with Alcon Entertainment to continue the series for a fourth season and beyond. The move is one that was hoped for and in many cases expected by fans and those within Alcon given its overwhelming critical success and its consistent ratings on Syfy, which chose not to continue to distribute the series.
“We couldn’t be more excited that The Expanse is going to continue on Amazon Prime,” Alcon Entertainment Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a press release. “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 support from the most creative, hardest working sci-fi fans around the world. From reddit campaigns to airplanes, we say thank you. It worked!”
As for where The Expanse season 4 is headed, showrunner Naren Shankar says, “One of the things that seems pretty clear: it’s going to be another blood-soaked gold rush that’s about to happen, because you’ve got an entire species and several societies that have defined themselves on the fact that the solar system is all they’ve got, that those resources are what they have.” (via EW)
The Expanse Season 4 Release Date
The Expanse season 4 will premiere on Amazon Prime on Friday, December 13. All episodes will be made available at once. Lucky attendees at the NYCC 2019 panel will be treated to a sneak peek at the premiere episode.
The Expanse Season 4 Trailer
The latest trailer highlights the main conflict that will appear in The Expanse season 4: that of settlement rights on new planets discovered beyond the Ring.
The trailer from The Expanse season 4’s appearance at NYCC 2019 was also quite enlightening.
Here’s the first trailer for The Expanse season 4 that came out of SDCC 2019.
Slightly less expected but no less appreciated, however, is this other video released that actually reveals some upcoming footage from The Expanse Season 4.
The Expanse Season 4 Poster
Here’s the latest key art for The Expanse season 4, featuring the Rocinante crew apparently arriving on a new planet beyond the Ring.
You can also see most of the cast in the poster released during San Diego Comic Con.
The Expanse Season 4 Cast and Characters
The new cast member announcements for The Expanse Season 4 keep coming! The latest? According to Deadline, Rosa Gilmore (The Handmaid’s Tale), Keon Alexander (Tyrant) and Jess Salgueiro (Mouthpiece) will all be joing The Expanse in Season 4.
Gilmore will play Lucia Mazur, “one of the Belter refugees who have staked their claim to a new Earth-like planet on the other side of the Ring Gates. Trained as a medic, Lucia doesn’t hesitate to help friend and foe alike when disaster strikes.”
Alexander will play “a wily and charismatic Belter faction leader,” and Salgueiro is signed on in the role of “a cynical corporate security officer.”
Sleepy Hollow alum Lyndie Greenwood announced via her Instagram that she will be playing Dr. Elvi Okoye in The Expanse season 4. Book readers will know how key this character is to the coming season!
Also, Burn Gorman (Torchwood) will be playing the role of security chief Adolphus Murtry, who is first seen in Cibola Burn, the fourth book of the James S.A. Corey series.
Elsewhere, Shankar has confirmed the return of the regular cast along with Cara Gee as Camina Drummer, Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper, and David Strathairn as Klaes Ashford.
Shankar also told EW that The Expanse season 4 would follow the events of Cibola Burn, book 4 in the James S.A. Corey series of novels. We’ll avoid spoilers here, but suffice it to say the opening of the gates in the season 3 finale will lead to new worlds to explore.
“We are going to tell that story in season 4, sure, but we’re not leaving Earth and Mars and the Belt behind,” Shankar says. “They’re part of the story, and both fans of the books and fans of the show are going to see something really interesting and new in season 4.”
The Expanse Season 4 Episodes
The Expanse season 4 will have ten episodes when it makes its debut on Amazon Prime Video, three fewer than in previous seasons, which should translate to a quicker pace for the action. We’ll keep track of episode titles, descriptions, and air dates in this section as we learn them, and our reviews of each installment will also be linked here.
More news forthcoming as we learn it…
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