Unfortunately, we were wrong in our forecast on the future of the sci-fi series since Syfy decided to cancel the show. Below is our forecast.
First, let's pay our attention to the response from critics and viewers. The Expanse has received the universal acclaim and brilliant reviews this season. On Rotten Tomatoes, the current cycle of the show holds a score of 8.67/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, while the viewers have evaluated the 3d installment at 4.9/5/100%. Such an impressive result, isn't it? On Metacritic, we oversee almost the same data, 8.4/10 among the target audience. Meanwhile, an overall score of The Expanse on IMDb remains high, 8.3/10 > 49,000 votes.
Next, as mentioned above, the show's ratings are still steady despite a slight drop in the viewership. The season premiere has garnered 0.653 million viewers with a 0.21 key demo among adults 18-49. Though this figure may seem low for any national broadcaster, such a result is entirely acceptable for such a cable network as Syfy. Accordingly, we haven't seen any significant drop in the viewing audience.
Finally, The Expanse has its roots in a series of sci-fi novels. The next book titled "Tiamat's Wrath" will be released this December, while the following novel (there is no name of the book so far) will be issued in 2019. Thus, there is enough source material for adaptation.
Summing up, if there is no logical conclusion of the story, Syfy will likely renew The Expanse for another season. At least, all indicators point out the further decision of renewal. The series' ratings are steady; the target audience is satisfied; there is a lot of source material for another television adaptation. As a result, we conclude that The Expanse has a good chance for a fourth season on Syfy. Besides, if the show's ratings don't drop below the point of 400K viewers per episode, the decision on renewal will be merely a matter of time. So, we'll have to wait for a while for the official data from Syfy.
The Expanse SummaryFor those who didn't have a chance to watch this sci-fi series on Syfy, we'd suggest reading a brief overview of The Expanse below. Otherwise, you can scroll down to learn more concerning the likely release date for a next season.
In the future, humankind will manage to colonize Mars and other planets of the solar system. One day, the rebels living on the red planet proclaimed their independence. As a result, the collision between Earth and Mars put two worlds on the brink of war.
The story focuses on Josephus Miller, a police detective born on Ceres in the asteroid belt. He is assigned on a mission to find a young woman named Julie who has unexpectedly vanished. The investigation leads Miller on a trip across the solar system. But over the course of time, he stumbles upon a vast conspiracy capable of affecting the entire human history.