Just a few hours after announcing 12 Monkeys’ renewal, Syfy gave MustGeekTV fans additional good news… More of The Expanse is on the way!
While the first season was spectacular, this new season has blown the first away. Critics have been raving and the fan base has been steadily increasing over the past several weeks. As with 12 Monkeys, the “live” numbers for this series haven’t been anything to write home about, but Syfy has opted to stick with it. Nurturing science fiction is the only way for it to thrive. Imagine if HBO had dropped Game of Thrones after the first season averaged just shy of 2.5 million viewers? Last season was closer to 8 million, not to mention the illegal downloads breaking their own records. It’s great to see the network supporting phenomenal programming, and I hope fans start taking frakkin’ notice.
Now, here’s the official Syfy announcement for The Expanse…
SYFY RENEWS CRITICALLY-ACCLAIMED SERIES ‘THE EXPANSE’ FOR SEASON 3
— 13-Episode Third Season from Alcon Television Group to Premiere in 2018 –
NEW YORK – March 16, 2017 – Syfy today announced a Season 3 pickup of THE EXPANSE, the drama series called the “best sci-fi show on TV” by io9 and recognized for “transforming TV” by Wired. The 13-episode third season will premiere on Syfy in 2018. From Alcon Television Group, THE EXPANSE is currently airing new Season 2 episodes every Wednesday at 10/9c on Syfy.
“THE EXPANSE is a gorgeous, thrilling, emotional series that has quite simply raised the bar for science fiction on television,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We, along with the fans, are looking forward to continuing the journey with our partners at Alcon Television Group and the series’ brilliant cast and crew.”
THE EXPANSE unfolds across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future, when two strangers become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy. Based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), THE EXPANSE stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Frankie Adams.
Academy Award®-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (“Children of Men,” “Iron Man”) serve as executive producers and showrunners, alongside Naren Shankar (“CSI,” “Farscape”).