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petebrown
petebrown
Ugh. This is terrible news. The Expanse is one of my favorite shows on TV right now. Syfy’s decision to cancel it is a reminder that in a market that is still largely supported by advertising, the existence of quality programming is largely an accidental by-product.
kitt
kitt

@petebrown ooooof. Maybe Netflix, Amazon, or Apple will pick it up (double oooof that those were who I thought of first). The books are a fun read, though one wasn't my 🍵.

schuth
schuth

@kitt @petebrown This is really disappointing news. The Expanse is my favorite sci-fi show this side of Battlestar Galactica (and was honing in on the top spot). I really hope one of the streaming platforms picks it up. I’d put off reading the books to avoid spoilers, but now...

petebrown
petebrown

@schuth @kitt Yeah, I hope it gets picked up elsewhere, but sadly, that seems unlikely. I imagine that if they wanted to, Netflix could get it for much less than whatever they’re paying for their dreadful Altered Carbon adaptation.

schuth
schuth

@petebrown I was thinking Amazon might be a likely landing spot, since it has the streaming rights. If it's true that Apple plans to have a streaming video service, The Expanse seems like a perfect fit for their platform & cultural aesthetic. It would be a plug-and-play acquisition — which is why it probably will never happen.

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vishae
vishae

@petebrown @schuth @kitt I would think Netflix would pick it up. It’s currently already available on Netflix in Australia - where is it currently streaming in the US?

petebrown
petebrown

@vishae Here in the states, you either watch it when it airs live on Syfy, or you purchase it per episode or per season for streaming on Amazon VOD (can probably do the same on iTunes as well). I do Amazon VOD.

vishae
vishae

@petebrown oh wow. This is one of those moments when I’m glad I live in Australia...