Amazon has today announced Prime Video will be the exclusive subscription streaming home of Seasons 1 – 3 of The Expanse in over 200 countries and territories, including the UK, starting 8th February.
Based on novels by James S. A. Corey, The Expanse originally aired on the SyFy channel but was axed after three seasons leading to a fan campaign urging Amazon and Netflix to consider reviving the show.
Last year Amazon founder Jeff Bezos confirmed it would return as a Prime Original, with the fourth season due to debut later this year.
The sci-fi series is set hundreds of years in the future. Humans have colonised the solar system with The United Nations controlling Earth and an independent military power inhabiting Mars.
Desperate for air and water, the series begins with Earth and Mars on the verge of war over the resources found in the Asteroid Belt. With few options for survival, allies struggle to fight over the future of humanity.
Co-created and written by Academy Award nominees Mark Fergus (Iron Man) and Hawk Otsby (Children of Men), the series stars three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane (Deep Blue Sea), Oscar-nominee Shohreh Asgdashloo (Star Trek: Beyond), Steve Strait (The Covenant), Dominique Tipper (Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them), Wes Chatam (The Hunger Games), Cas Anvar (Punisher: War Zone), Frankie Adams (Mortal Engines) and Shawn Doyle (Frequency), Chad L. Coleman (The Walking Dead), Florence Faivre (The Sia Renaissance), and Cara Gee (Empire of Dirt).
The Expanse is produced by Alcon Television Group. Naren Shankar (Grimm) is the show runner.