Why did Amazon save The Expanse? Recently, studio head Jennifer Salke spoke with Deadline about the streaming service’s decision to pick up the cancelled Syfy TV show.
As reported earlier, Amazon has greenlit a fourth season of the sci-fi drama, which explores a vast conspiracy 200 years in the future. The cast includes Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, Shawn Doyle, and Frankie Adams.
There were airplanes circling us, I was having cakes delivered, there was a whole thing happening. And then really smart people, whose opinions I really value creatively, started reaching out to me, saying, “have you seen this show, The Expanse, it’s actually great”. I hadn’t so I spent some time, I watched the show and I was like, this show is actually really well done, why is nobody watching it? At the same time, Jeff Bezos was getting emails from everyone from George R.R. Martin to every captain of industry, like the founder of Craigslist, and they were all writing, saying, there’s this show, it’s so great, you have to see it, you have to buy it or save it.”
What do you think? Have you seen The Expanse? Will you watch it on Amazon?