The Expanse

Have you ever fantasized about visiting the set of your favorite show to find out how things work behind the scenes?  A few lucky fans of ‘The Expanse’ got to live out that fantasy, as star Cas Anvar, who plays pilot Alex Kamal, welcomed them to visit not just the set but the various offices to meet the creators.  The fans got to suit up in actual costumes and play with all the “toys” on the set, as well as meet several other cast members.

Check out the set visit in the video below:


This set visit was extra special because ‘The Expanse’ had been cancelled after its third season on Syfy, but the fans mounted an *ahem* expansive campaign to get the show picked up by another outlet, and Amazon stepped in by ordering an additional season, as well as offering the existing seasons for subscribers to binge if they had not already seen the show when it first aired.  The visitors in the video were among the ringleaders of the effort to save ‘The Expanse’.  Amazon seems to be quite optimistic and has already ordered another season (the fifth overall), even though Season 4, its first on the streaming service, hasn’t even been released.

“The fourth season begins a new chapter for the series with the crew of the Rocinante on a mission from the UN to explore new worlds beyond the Ring Gate. Humanity has been given access to thousands of Earth-like planets which has created a land rush and furthered tensions between the opposing nations of Earth, Mars and the Belt. Ilus is the first of these planets, one rich with natural resources but also marked by the ruins of a long-dead alien civilization. While Earthers, Martians and Belters maneuver to colonize Ilus and its natural resources, these early explorers don’t understand this new world and are unaware of the larger dangers that await them.”

‘The Expanse’ also stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, and Frankie Adams.  For Season 4, the cast has added Burn Gorman, Lyndie Greenwood, Rosa Gilmore, Keon Alexander, and Jess Salgueiro.

Season 4 premiers on Amazon Prime Video December 13.