The Expanse is indeed switching streaming services in the UK. When Amazon saved the series from cancellation last year, there was some lingering question about the show’s UK home as, at that point, Netflix held UK rights. That question has now been resolved with Amazon Prime Video UK announcing that they’ve taken exclusive UK rights to the show.
Amazon said that the first two seasons would be made available to Prime subscribers in the UK on Friday February 8th. Additionally, the show’s thirteen episode third season will also launch on Amazon Prime Video UK on the same day – marking the UK premiere for said season. Season four will then launch day-and-date with the US later in 2019.
Based on novels by James S. A. Corey, The Expanse is set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system. The series tells the story of a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain who come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
The drama series is produced by Alcon TV and stars Thomas Jane, Shohreh Asgdashloo, Steve Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatam, Cas Anvar, Frankie Adams, Shawn Doyle, Chad L. Coleman, Florence Faivre and Cara Gee. The show’s third season finds Earth, Mars and The Belt at war, with each competing entity vying for control. Now, more than ever, the mission to unlock the secret of the protomolecule reaches an all-time high and every decision made could jeopardize the survival of the solar system.
Check out Syfy’s original trailer for season three below: