The Expanse is a Science fiction film directed series created by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on James S. A. Corey’s book series of the same name. After a successful 6 season run, The Expanse season 7 now stands canceled.
SyFy canceled the sci-fi drama after only 3 years in 2018.
Wil Wheaton, Patton Oswalt, and George RR Martin were just a few of the celebs that pushed for the resurrection of The Expanse, and there were numerous supporter petitions.
At that point, Amazon Prime Video stepped in there and proceeded with three more seasons of the sitcom until it got canceled again after season six.
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About The Expanse
The show takes place in the future after humanity has colonized the Solar System. It follows a motley crew of characters, including United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship’s officer James Holden (Steven Strait), and his team, as they unintentionally untangle and spot themselves just at the core of a conspiracy that endangers the system’s chaotic state of the cold war, while trying to deal with existential problems carried on by recently found extraterrestrials tech.
Why Was The Expanse Season 7 Cancelled?
Showrunner Naren Shankar implied financial troubles as the true reason for cancelation. This is also why season 6 was cut down from 10 episodes to 6.
“That was a decision between Amazon and Alcon Television. I mean, you always kind of agree on how much money you’re going to commit to the production of the show. And that was the decision. It came down to making six episodes of it. It’s always a negotiation to some extent. Could we have done 10? Absolutely. Could we have done eight? Certainly. Uh, I don’t think we would have been able to tell the season in any less than six.”
The cancellation was first announced in 2020.
“We have what we think is a very natural pause point for the story after season six,” Franck explained during a press event. “It’ll feel like a satisfying end to the story we’ve been building over the first five seasons. I think one of the things that are sort of an outmoded idea is the idea of being canceled.”
“This is a conversation we’ve been having since we were canceled the first time,” added Abraham. “We’ve been talking about what the shape of the show could be, and this six-season arc was always one of the options that were on the table. This is not something that we’re having to scramble for.”
To be honest, this is the point where the show ending felt unforced. The ending was natural and not too sudden. Yet, there’s a bittersweet feeling of all that’s left in the books that never saw the screens- and probably never will.
Then again, we can always hope for a miraculous swoop in by another streaming platform to resume the show.
Dominique Tipper says, “Look, this is the end of the TV show on Amazon, so we’ll just have to see what happens.”
Shankar would love to make season 7 happen, as he has implied earlier.
“This has been such a delightful experience,” Shankar said. “We love the show and we love making the show. Right now, the future really lies with Alcon Television, which is the studio that makes the show, and Amazon, if there is in some form, an appetite for more.
I’m certainly not betraying any confidence to say that [producers] Ty [Franck], Daniel [Abraham], and I – speaking for ourselves – would love to do it. It would be a remarkable thing to complete the whole book series that way. And I certainly hope we get to do it,” He added.
How did The Expanse Season 6 End
The main struggle in Season 6 of The Expanse is around different united forces from Earth, Mars, and the Belt battling Marco (Keon Alexander) and the deadly “Free Navy” for the sovereignty of the Rings.
The personnel of the Rocinante chooses to purposely awaken the “Entities” that reside in the Ring, extraterrestrials who have been in slumber, in the last episode, “Babylon’s Ashes”. To do this, a large excess of one ship is necessary, resulting in Marco and his Free Navy being soaked up permanently.
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