It looks like the inevitable no-brainer decision was finally made and Aclon studios is selling The Expanse to Amazon. I’m very happy not only to see my favorite show get saved but also because this hopefully is a shift in the trend of great sci-fi shows being marginalized by the network TV model. No word on the details of this deal since it does not yet appear to be signed but it would seem that Jeff Bezos’ personal intervention was likely a factor.
The Expanse was a bad deal for SyFy who only got first run TV rights to the series and missed out on the profitable streaming video and international rights. With any luck, the TV audience will jump ship to Amazon and the days of broadcast TV will end that much sooner.