Just saw online that SyFy has cancelled THE EXPANSE. Season three is now running, and after that, they are pulling the plug.
It’s a damn shame, especially for fans of space science fiction… of which I count myself one.
THE EXPANSE was a terrific show in all regards. It looked magnificent, but that’s true of a lot of big budget space shows these days. It was also really well written and well directed, with an amazing and talented cast. That’s not always true for some of the other SF shows out there.
There’s still a lot of great science fiction on TV right now… WESTWORLD comes to mind… but for hardcore SF geeks like me, there’s nothing quite like a space show. Weird worlds, alien protomolecules, gritty asteroid miners, cool spaceships, that’s the stuff I was weaned on. (Rocky Jones, anyone?)
THE EXPANSE was the best space show on television, far and away. Nothing else even comes close.
I hope its producers can find another home for it.
If not, then this is a sad day for science fiction.
Current Mood: melancholy