The efforts to save The Expanse after the space drama was canceled by Syfy continue to grow, with a petition to save the show now hitting 75,000 signatures and fans taking some creative measures to get the attention of Amazon.
Lost amid a number of other high-profile cancellations was the axing of the popular and highly acclaimed show from Syfy, which was at one point the centerpiece of the network's return to its science-fiction roots. But fans of The Expanse took immediate action to help save the show, including a petition that has quickly reached 75,000 signatures.
As the petition noted, the show has good international ratings and a pre-existing relationship with Netflix (which holds the show's international rights) that could help save it after being canceled.
"Syfy just announced they won't be continuing The Expanse after the third season which is a d**n shame. Not only because it's one of the best sci-fi series of the last few years, but also because it's been getting a lot of good ratings (especially internationally)," the petition read.
"We, the people of Earth, Mars and the Belt, call upon Netflix or Amazon to secure the national and international rights for this show so the millions of fans can continue to dream of a life in space."
On Tuesday, fans pooled together money to hire an airplane with a banner reading "Save The Expanse" to fly in Santa Monica, California, outside the Amazon Studios headquarters. The message caught the attention of the show's writers, who tweeted a short video of the plane flying the banner.