Amazon’s “The Expanse” is Leaving Netflix

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Every season of The Expanse streaming on Netflix is set to leave thanks to the series being purchased and now produced by Amazon to go on its prime service. This affects every Netflix region including the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan, Germany and many others. Here’s everything we know about why The Expanse is leaving and when it’ll happen plus where it’ll stream from now on. 

The show which aired first on Syfy looked to have been canceled but was saved by Amazon Studios who is taking over the production of future seasons. The show was announced to be revived by Jeff Bezos earlier this year.

Netflix too has picked up a few shows this year including Lucifer and according to rumors, potentially looking at Shadowhunters and Designated Survivor.

The show’s position on Netflix, where it’s dubbed as a Netflix Original in many countries, has been unknown up until now.

You can relive the revival of the show here.

When will Seasons 1-2 of The Expanse leave Netflix?

As of right now, The Expanse is scheduled to leave Netflix in the United Kingdom and Australia on September 30th, 2018. That includes all three seasons that are currently available. All other regions that currently carry the show are also expected to lose The Expanse although we couldn’t verify every region.

Why is The Expanse leaving Netflix?

As we mentioned above, Amazon has taken over the show and has clearly decided to remove the existing contract with Netflix that brings the show exclusively to Netflix.

In the United States, nothing will change as Amazon has always streamed the sci-fi series. That’ll just continue into season 4.

Where can you stream The Expanse now?

Well, it should be obvious at this point but The Expanse will be moving completely to Amazon soon. Amazon has yet to announce a date for when previous seasons will stream nor have they gave an indicative date of when season 4 will be available either.

Are you sad that Netflix will be losing The Expanse? Let us know in the comments down below.

Kasey Moore

Kasey Moore is the founder and editor-in-chief of What's on Netflix. Kasey launched the site in 2013 after growing frustration with finding content on Netflix. He has an in depth understanding of the release cycles for Netflix and has developed tools to make navigating Netflix easier. Resides in Norwich in the UK.