Syfy recently cancelled hit TV show The Expanse due to the limited rights it has for the show, and now Amazon is in talks to acquire it.
The series has been called one of the best TV sci-fi shows ever, and we’ve known since the cancellation announcement that series producer Alcon Television Group planned to shop it around to other destinations.
The Expanse is a science fiction drama that, despite its huge success (relatively speaking), will only get three seasons at Syfy.
The reason for the cancellation was said to be due to Syfy’s lack of digital distribution rights.
Live television subscribers are dwindling quickly and lack of streaming made The Expanse an expensive burden for Syfy.
It has been expected since announcement that one of the major streaming services would acquire the show — it would be a great way to earn new subscribers given the series’ popularity.