SyFy has cancelled acclaimed sci-fi The Expanse

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Despite critical acclaim and a loyal audience, SyFy’s The Expanse has been cancelled after three seasons.

The final episode of the current season will air in the US in July, and plans are in place to shop the show to other distributers. It should be noted that The Expanse airs on Netflix in the UK, so there’s always the small chance that the original content-hungry streaming machine could swoop in.

NBCUniversal’s Chris McCumber said: “The Expanse transported us across the solar system for three brilliant seasons of television. Everyone at SyFy is a massive fan of the series, and this was an incredibly difficult decision. We want to sincerely thank The Expanse‘s amazing cast, crew and all the dedicated creatives who helped bring James S.A. Corey’s story to life.

“And to the series’ loyal fans, we thank you most of all.”

The show was created adn written by the Oscar-nominated screenwriters of Children of Men, Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby.

“We are very disappointed the show will not be returning to SyFy,” added Alcon Entertainment co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew osove and Broderick Johnson. “We respect SyFy’s decision to end this partnership but given the commercial and critical success of the show, we fully plan to pursue other opportunities for this terrific and original IP.”