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In this blog series, we report on the production progress and other news of The Expanse each week. We collect the latest social media and press activity from the show’s production team, cast, and the community. We hope this series is useful for those who are not able to closely monitor social media but who want an easy way to catch up on all the latest Expanse updates each week.

To catch up on the previous week of updates, check out our last post here.

This week, many of you may have noticed that season 3 of The Expanse showed up on Amazon Prime Video in the United States, despite previous reports that it would not be available on the 15th and would instead be released “this winter”. However, it was removed less than a day later. We’ll keep you posted as this story develops and we gain more information from Amazon.

Last week we shared a short clip of Cas Anvar (Alex Kamal) interviewing Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon. This week YouTube user X-cel Aerial uploaded a video of the full interview. In it, Anvar tells the story of the show’s renewal at the International Space Development Conference (ISDC) in May and Bezos shares his side of events. At the end of the interview, Anvar presents Bezos with the original hat worn by Thomas Jane as Detective Joe Miller as a token of appreciation from the cast and crew.

Anvar also asks Bezos about his company Blue Origin and their plans for commercial spaceflight as well as Bezos’s views on the future of the human race. We’ve been informed that there will be official versions of the interview footage coming soon, so stay tuned for that.

Rhett Allain of Wired wrote a fantastic article that dives deep into the physics of the show. Using a scene from Season 1 as an example of how the show employs realistic physics in a dramatic way while showing that the characters are knowledgeable in practical applications of physics. He even included a Python model and his calculations to illustrate his points.

Persepolis Rising has entered the final round of the Goodreads Choice awards! Voting runs until the 26th, so head on over to Goodreads and vote if you haven’t already. You can vote using a Goodreads account, Facebook or Amazon.

Rocket Science VFX, one of the vendors behind much of the visual effects on the show, released a sizzle reel of many of their incredibly impressive VFX shots. If you’re looking to convince a friend of how great the show is or you just want to reminisce on the visual effects, check it out!

Nadine Nicole, who portrays Melba Koh/Clarissa Mao in The Expanse, was recently cast for a recurring role in The Village. Congratulations Nadine! Quite a few of Expanse talent have been picking up new gigs recently, such as Cara Gee (Drummer) being cast in Fox’s Call Of The Wild and Dominique Tipper (Naomi Nagata) landing a role in Monday.

Finally, don’t forget to check out this short video clip of Shohreh Aghdashloo (Avasarala) revealing some fun facts about herself. Be sure to follow The Expanse Basecamp on Instagram for more fun insights into cast & crew life!

In community updates this week, starship connoisseur Spacedock released a new video in his Expanse-themed ‘Force Recon’ series. The long awaited entry breaks down the MCRN Donnager class battleship, the pinnacle of Martian naval technology and the most powerful battleship employed by any of humanity’s factions at the time.

Paine x McTaine released their latest cocktail recipe this week, inspired by the Scopuli, the ship Julie Mao was aboard at the start of the series.

As a reminder, if you haven’t done so already, be sure to sign the petition asking Alcon Entertainment and Lakeshore Records to release the soundtracks for seasons 2 and 3!

We’ve also got a very special feature coming soon here at TEL, so stay tuned to the site and our social media to catch it!

That’s all for this week, folks. Check back next Monday for a rundown of the upcoming week in the world of The Expanse. For those interested, our detailed record of Expanse-related web activity for this month (assembled by SkalmanIsDaMan) is available here. As always, if we missed something you think belongs in this article, please get in touch with us and let us know!

Thanks for reading,
Joe & Ed