Lizard Brain is a shared blog about Science Fiction and Fantasy from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

A Message from Naren Shankar, show runner of The Expanse

05.13.18
by Daniel Abraham

I guess now we really all are Belters. A tribe without a country.

I've been on shows that were so awful and so awful to work on, that I would pray for 
cancellation (mercifully granted). I've been on shows that had good, long runs, 
so when the end came it was okay because we’d said what we wanted to say and 
we could go out with some dignity. But I have never been on a show where the 
story, the characters, the look, the sound, the audience engagement, the reviews, 
everything were clicking like The Expanse. So getting cancelled now, like this... 
I'm still trying to put my head around it.

The passion of our fans has been matched only by the passion of the incredibly 
talented cast and crew who put their hearts and souls into every episode. 
Thank you all for that. 

Alcon TV Studios is doing everything they can to find continued life for the series. 
In the meantime, keep watching and (hopefully) raving — and making noise. Let 
people know what they’ve been missing.  We are only halfway through the season and 
there is SO MUCH MORE to come. You will not want to miss it. 

Yam Seng Beltalowda!

4 Responses »

  1. I do not watch much television. Even when I start some “critically acclaimed” series, I usually lose interest soon because the plots are obvious or tedious.

    However, none of that applies to the Expanse. The Expanse is well developed, with fantastic characters, great great storyline, and even better visuals. Heck, the Nauvoo passing Miller overhead is something that is going to be hard to beat for space fans.

    I am going to soak in every last scene. Thank you for creating the BEST television out there and

    Godspeed, belters.

  2. Yes, The Expanse is probably my favorite Sci-Fi show on in the past few years. Shame on SyFi for cancelling another of my favorite shows, and if anyone from SyFi is reading this know that this is the last straw, after The Magicians are gone I will NOT be watching ANY NEW SYFI SHOWS EVER!

  3. Pashang yeah, beratna!

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