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SYFY renews ‘The Expanse’ for a third season

Season 3 will launch in 2018

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SYFY is still sifting through the network’s lineup, deciding what goes and what says, but “The Expanse” will definitely return for another season. SYFY confirmed a Season 3 pickup of “The Expanse” today, giving fans another season of the popular drama. According to the announcement today, the 13-episode third season will premiere on Syfy in 2018. The series comes from Alcon Television Group, and the show is currently airing new Season 2 episodes every Wednesday at 10/9c on Syfy.

“THE EXPANSE is a gorgeous, thrilling, emotional series that has quite simply raised the bar for science fiction on television,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We, along with the fans, are looking forward to continuing the journey with our partners at Alcon Television Group and the series’ brilliant cast and crew.”

The series itself unfolds across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future, when two strangers become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy. Based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey), “The Expanse” stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Frankie Adams. Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (“Children of Men,” “Iron Man”) serve as executive producers and showrunners, alongside Naren Shankar (“CSI,” “Farscape”). “The Expanse” is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment.

Earlier today SYFY announced that the drama “12 Monkeys” will be returning for a fourth season, but it will be the final season for the show.

“12 MONKEYS has a dedicated and enthusiastic fan-base thanks to the epic storytelling by Terry Matalas, and the stellar cast and crew,” said Jeff Wachtel, President, Chief Content Officer, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We are thrilled to be able to offer fans an opportunity to binge the third season as a reward for their lasting support, and we couldn’t be more excited to see where Terry takes us with the final chapter of this fabulous story in the fourth season.”

“With its time-twisting themes and edge-of-your-seat storyline, 12 MONKEYS is the perfect show to air this way,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks, NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “It’s grown into a world well beyond the original film, and after seeing the creative strength of Season 3, we couldn’t wait to pick it up for a fourth season.”

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