Based on the novels of the same name, the hit American sci-fi TV series The Expanse is returning for a fourth installment. Hawk Ostby and Mark Fergus developed series recently dropped a trailer for its upcoming season. The series started airing in late 2015 and has dropped three seasons already. The latest season is set to have ten episodes, all releasing on 13th December 2019.
The story is set in the far future in a human colonized solar system. There is a spar of war flaming amidst humans because of the limited amount of resources. The different factions of social positioning and privilege in existence are walking on eggshells as the balance throughout the planets may unravel at any time.
All the prior seasons have followed the story of their parent novel, and going by this pattern; the fourth season will adapt the fourth novel, Cibola Burn. We will follow infinite new worlds accessible to exploration as a result of wormholes happening at the end of the third season. Tension will grow on a new planet between the greedy corporations and the independent settlers. The settlers are desperate in their attempts to leave the past behind, while the corps simply want to exploit the planet’s resources.
The trailer was dropped on the official YouTube channel of Amazon Prime Video, and it hints on what can be expected from the forthcoming season. Like the prior trailers, this one also does not reveal any major plot points, but the expected amount of action and drama is confirmed via the trailer.
The series is a stand-alone production by Alcon Entertainment, and it previously aired on Syfy. Syfy decided not to renew the series because of the restrictive license agreement, which allowed network only the first-run linear rights. This means that the show had to be watched live, or it would not be successful. The task seems immensely difficult, given the fact that nowadays, people prefer digital media over traditional means of entertainment. Amazon picked the show a couple of weeks later, and it finished filming earlier in 2019.
The show is an independent production that is filmed and sold as a package, which means the quality would not be dropping no matter what network releases it. This was somewhat confirmed seeing the trailer for the upcoming season. JFK’s 1962 speech was used in the trailer, which is as fitting as it is ironic. Fitting in the sense as now humanity has access to the infinite world throughout the galaxy; however, the human tendency to turn on itself and ruin everything could prove to be fatal. The show is much-awaited throughout the globe, and everyone is waiting to see how good of an adaptation the fourth season would be.