After being canceled by Syfy, ‘The Expanse’ was salvaged by Amazon Prime. The upcoming fourth season– the first on Amazon — will add three new recurring cast members, Rosa Gilmore, Keon Alexander, and Jess Salgueiro.
Gilmore will play Lucia Mazur, a Belter refugee whose people “have staked a claim to a new Earth-like planet on the other side of the Ring Gates.” Gilmore’s character is described this way: “Trained as a medic, Lucia doesn’t hesitate to help friend and foe alike when disaster strikes.”
Alexander appeared on another Syfy series ‘Killjoys’. His character’s name on ‘The Expanse’ wasn’t revealed, but he is described as “a wily and charismatic Belter faction leader.”
Salgueiro’s character’s name was also not revealed, but she is described as “a cynical corporate security officer.”
Gilmore’s first appearance was in the Fall Out Boy music video ‘The Young Blood Chronicles’. She has since appeared on ‘Elementary’, ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’, and ‘The Other Two’. She apparently has a role in the John Turturro-directed film ‘Going Places’, in which Turturro reprises his ‘Big Lebowski’ character Jesus Quintana. However that film was completed in 2017 and has not yet been released, so we may never see this ‘Lebowski’ spinoff.
Last year, Alexander was seen in the indie movie ‘Simple Wedding’, on an episode of ‘NCIS’, and on the Youtube original series ‘Impulse’. He previously starred on the FX series ‘Tyrant’.
Salgueiro appeared on four episodes of FX’s ‘The Strain’. She has also appeared on ‘Beauty and the Beast’, ‘Orphan Black’, ‘Saving Hope’, ‘Channel Zero’ and ‘Letterkenny’. She has a role on the Canadian series ‘Workin’ Moms’ which premiered globally this year on Netflix.
Based on the books by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, ‘The Expanse’ was co-created by Oscar-nominated screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (‘Children of Men’). The series stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, Frankie Adams and Thomas Jane.
It is currently unknown when ‘The Expanse’ will make its Amazon debut. Check back for updates!