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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, America was celebrating Thanksgiving, as did the cast and crew of The Expanse. The Writer’s Room thanked the fans and Amazon for bringing back Season 4 earlier this year, and a few other members of the production team shared their own gratitude in a series of tweets from Cas Anvar under the hashtag #ExpandingGratitude. The Expanse was also chosen on IMDb’s list “25 Things the IMDB Editors Are Thankful For This Year”.
🍁Happy Thanksgiving🍁 We’re so thankful for our incredible fans & @PrimeVideo @JeffBezos for giving us a season 4 & beyond. There are no limits as to what the Screaming Firehawks can accomplish! Safe travels everyone. #theExpanse #givingthanks #thanksgiving pic.twitter.com/MwKxI80egC
— The Expanse Writers (@TheExpanseWR) November 22, 2018
Following the story that has been developing for the past couple of weeks. Season 3, which briefly appeared on Amazon Prime Video before disappearing the same day, still has not returned. Amazon released a list of their upcoming movies and TV shows for December which does not feature The Expanse. Sadly, it looks like we will have to wait until next year to binge through Season 3 on Amazon Prime.
We also have some small casting updates. Daniel Chaudhry – who previously played “Tatted Belter” in the two-part opener for Season 2 – is returning for an unidentified role, which may be a reprisal. We also spotted Tim Masterson being cast as a George Cantor and Adriana Crivici as RCE Guard #3 on the board behind producer Manny Danelon in this photo. Masterson confirmed he has been cast on Twitter. George Cantor appears to be an original character created for the show since he isn’t present in the books.
In other news, the Leviathan Wakes audiobook is currently on sale for only $6.95 on Audible. If you aren’t an Audible subscriber but you want to listen to the first Expanse book, there’s no better time. Narrated wonderfully by the enigmatic Jefferson Mays, it’s a great listening experience for audiobook fans. Be sure to pick it up here.
If you’re in Europe and hope to see The Expanse represented at a convention near you, be sure to let the organizers of Fedcon in Bonn, Germany know that you’d love to see some of the cast there. Nick E. Tarabay (Cotyar) is already set to appear but if you’d like to see more of the cast, let @FedCon know on Twitter.
The Museum of Science Fiction is holding a “Best Spaceship” poll on their website, and our beloved Rocinante is in the running. Be sure to head on over and cast your vote before the end of the month.
For strategy and tactical breakdown enthusiasts, YouTuber First-Pass has published a strategic overview video of the UN-MCR war that occurs in The Expanse, particularly Season 3 (spoiler warning). If you are interested to learn how Earth and Mars chose their positions and targets over the course of the conflict, be sure to watch the video here.
YouTube channel Enchantment of Eternity also posted a long review of Caliban’s War, the second novel in series. For those itching for some in-depth discussion of the book, we recommend having a listen.
In other news, community members and partners in crime Hanne Paine and Kagan McTaine hosted a Lang-Belta class at Chessirecon in Baltimore this weekend. We hope some of you out there were able to catch the event! And, finally, check out these excellent new pieces of fan-art: @hussein_khalid on Instagram drew up this gorgeous painting of Miller, and Naomi Nagata received some artistic treatment from @andy_chipman. Thanks to all the artists out there, please continue producing your work!
Finally, if you haven’t already, don’t forget to sign Devon Kelly’s petition asking Alcon Entertainment and Lakeshore Records to consider releasing the official soundtracks for The Expanse Seasons 2 and 3. The petition is about halfway towards 500, so it can definitely use the numbers.
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