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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Jan 16, 2020. 16 comments

We'll Have to Settle for The Dark Tower Movie Because Amazon's Not Making the Show Anymore

We'll Have to Settle for The Dark Tower Movie Because Amazon's Not Making the Show Anymore

Looks like that’s one less Stephen King adaptation on the giant pile .

Deadline reports that Amazon Studios has passed on The Dark Tower series , after the pilot allegedly failed to convince the streaming network’s executives that it could be on par with its other big-budget genre shows, namely Lord of the Rings and Wheel of Time .

The pilot for The Dark Tower, a sci-fi western from The...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Jan 14, 2020. 18 comments

io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

io9's Essential Guide to 2020's Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and Superhero TV

It turns out there is such a thing as too much good television because this preview list is simply too much. Coming on the heels of our mega-list of 2020's movies , here’s our overwhelming compilation of sci-fi, fantasy , horror, and superhero shows that you’re going to want to keep on your radar this year.

Keep in mind that any and all air dates are subject to change because life is funny...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Dec 26, 2019. 17 comments

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in January

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in January

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.

Below you’ll find what we deem to be the best sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV coming to Netflix, Amazon, Hulu, and (new for 2020!) Disney+ in January. Let’s get to it.

NetflixAvailable...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Dec 20, 2019. 5 comments

The Expanse Showrunner Talks About Season 4's Breakout Characters and the Status of Season 5

The Expanse Showrunner Talks About Season 4's Breakout Characters and the Status of Season 5

The Expanse season four dropped last week on Amazon Prime , so we figured now was the perfect time to talk to showrunner Naren Shankar about some of our favorite things about the new episodes —as well as gently prod him for a few tidbits, however vague, about season five.

Some very mild spoilers for season four follow.

io9: Season four’s been out for a full week now! What’s the feeling over...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Dec 17, 2019. 15 comments

The Expanse's Wes Chatham Went to Therapy to Understand Amos's Trauma

The Expanse's Wes Chatham Went to Therapy to Understand Amos's Trauma

The Expanse is a show full of plots and backstabbing, with characters who say one thing but do another. There is one exception: Amos Burton. Otherwise known as “Murder-Snuggles,” Amos is not one for platitudes, double-speak, or civility. He is tough and direct—often to a fault. He can come across as no-nonsense, or even disconnected from others around him. But as actor Wes Chatham put it:...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Dec 14, 2019. 22 comments

Calling All Expanse Fans: Your Spoiler-Filled Season 4 Discussion Zone Awaits Like a Newly-Discovered Planet

Calling All Expanse Fans: Your Spoiler-Filled Season 4 Discussion Zone Awaits Like a Newly-Discovered Planet

You may have heard us mention it a time or two, but The Expanse season four has finally touched down on Amazon Prime , much like the Rocinante on Ilus after some landing-gear adjustments. Since many io9 readers have no doubt already carved out time to binge all 10 episodes —it’s time to talk about ‘em!

The Expanse's Stunning Season 4 Is Filled With New Frontiers and Old Rivalries

The third...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Dec 13, 2019. 11 comments

The Expanse Crew Shares Their Thoughts on Season 4 Getting a Binge Release

The Expanse Crew Shares Their Thoughts on Season 4 Getting a Binge Release

The Expanse is finally coming back with season four , after Amazon rescued the Rocinante and its crew from being stuck adrift in the empty space of non-renewed television shows. But there’s a catch: All 10 episodes of season four are being released at the same time, instead of weekly. We asked the cast and crew of The Expanse about how they feel this could impact the show and its fanbase,...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Dec 13, 2019. 4 comments

This Exclusive Expanse Clip Pits Amos and Adolphus Murtry in a Killer Showdown

This Exclusive Expanse Clip Pits Amos and Adolphus Murtry in a Killer Showdown

If there’s one person who could see through Adolphus Murtry’s bullshit, it would be Amos. In this exclusive clip from season four of The Expanse , Amos confronts Murtry about the darker side of his nature, making it clear that Amos isn’t someone to fuck around with.

The Expanse’s fourth season, which we loved in our review , largely takes place on the planet Ilus in the middle of a tense...

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Dec 12, 2019. 21 comments

The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) TV Shows of 2019

The 11 Best (and 6 Worst) TV Shows of 2019
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You might have heard us say this once or twice already: there was a lot of television this year . We are but a few humble bloggers and could never watch everything out there but of the many TV series we did watch, we’ve narrowed down our most...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Dec 07, 2019. 15 comments

The Boys' First Season 2 Trailer Is a Bloodsoaked Return to Anarchy

The Boys' First Season 2 Trailer Is a Bloodsoaked Return to Anarchy
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What do blood, breast milk, and hard liquor all have in common? They’re all front and center in the first trailer for The Boys ’ second season.

Even though Amazon’s adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s The Boys only dropped earlier this year, the creative team behind...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Dec 07, 2019. 3 comments

The Expanse Season 4 Is About the 'Limits of Control'

The Expanse Season 4 Is About the 'Limits of Control'

If there was one thing the end of The Expanse season three left you feeling—other than sadness at its temporary end (before Amazon’s revival )—it was “possibility .” The Ring had opened up hundreds of new worlds and it seemed like a new way of life was within everyone’s reach. Beltalowda! A time to finally take control of one’s life. As told to io9 by the cast and crew, season four takes...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Dec 05, 2019. 5 comments

The Expanse's Stunning Season 4 Is Filled With New Frontiers and Old Rivalries

The Expanse's Stunning Season 4 Is Filled With New Frontiers and Old Rivalries

The third season of The Expanse ended with a double triumph: the assurance that Amazon would be its new home, and a finale that teased the thrilling and dangerous prospect of interstellar expansion. Season four is finally here, and it’s indeed a leap forward for the outstanding sci-fi show on multiple levels.

While we’ll be doing our best to avoid spoilers (io9 was provided with the first...

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Dec 04, 2019. 18 comments

The Expanse Season 4 Finally Introduces the Belters' Charming Devil

The Expanse Season 4 Finally Introduces the Belters' Charming Devil

On the latest season of The Expanse , the universe has, well, expanded . Over 1,300 systems have been discovered, opening the door for Belters to rise up and become part of something bigger , alongside Earth and Mars. But what if there’s one person, with a dangerous but compelling voice, who has something else in mind? I suppose they could change the future of The Expanse as we know it.

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Beth Elderkin Beth Elderkin Dec 03, 2019. 14 comments

In The Expanse Season 4, Bobbie Embraces a New and Dangerous Life

In The Expanse Season 4, Bobbie Embraces a New and Dangerous Life

The Expanse is a show that loves to surprise people. And the only reason the series still exists is because Amazon Prime surprised the world with a renewal after Syfy’s cancellation. But through all the twists, turns, and ring gates, there’s been one constant: Bobbie Draper, the steadfast Martian Marine who would never do anything to jeopardize her honor. At least, until now.

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 29, 2019. 13 comments

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in December

The Nerd's Watch: The Best Sci-Fi and Fantasy Streaming in December

You can get comprehensive lists of everything coming to streaming services anywhere. But half of those titles you don’t care about, and the other half are terrible. Where’s the good stuff? io9 is here to help.

Below you’ll find what we deem to be the best sci-fi and fantasy movies and TV coming to Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu in December. Let’s get to it.

NetflixAvailable December 1

The Adventures...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Nov 27, 2019. 22 comments

The Expanse Season 4 Is Almost Here, So Here's a Crash Course on Where the Sci-Fi Standout Left Off

The Expanse Season 4 Is Almost Here, So Here's a Crash Course on Where the Sci-Fi Standout Left Off

The Expanse premieres its fourth season (thank you, Amazon ) on December 13, which means you technically still have time to re-watch seasons one through three. But if you don’t have several dozen spare hours between now and next Friday, we’ve got a handy primer to remind you of exactly where things stand.

A quick note, though: If you’ve never seen The Expanse, or still have some catching up...

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Germain Lussier Germain Lussier Nov 22, 2019. 10 comments

Watch Al Pacino Hunt 1970s Nazis, Courtesy of Jordan Peele

Watch Al Pacino Hunt 1970s Nazis, Courtesy of Jordan Peele
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Leave it to Jordan Peele and his Monkeypaw Productions to come up with yet another fascinating yet horrifying premise for a TV show: Hunters, about a team of vigilantes tracking Nazis in the 1970s. It’s coming soon to Amazon.

Decades after the end of World War II, a new Nazi...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Nov 20, 2019. 9 comments

Amazon's Already Ordered a Second Season of Lord of the Rings

Amazon's Already Ordered a Second Season of Lord of the Rings

Even though we’re still ages away from being transported to J.A. Bayona’s take on Lord of the Rings for Amazon Prime , the studio’s confident that audiences are going to want a second season.

Deadline reports that—in keeping with the deal Amazon Studios agreed to in order to acquire the rights to produce a Lord of the Rings TV series—it’s moving forward with plans to begin developing a second...

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Charles Pulliam-Moore Charles Pulliam-Moore Nov 18, 2019. 6 comments

The Expanse's Season 4 Trailer Shows Us a Brave New World With Dangers at Every Turn

The Expanse's Season 4 Trailer Shows Us a Brave New World With Dangers at Every Turn
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The Expanse’s fourth season drops on Amazon Prime in just a few weeks meaning that after months of being cryptic about what’s to become of the Roci crew on the strange, new Earth-like planet Ilus, the studio’s finally dropping the kinds of trailers that give you some solid...

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Cheryl Eddy Cheryl Eddy Oct 26, 2019. 11 comments

Scream & Stream: 10 Spooky Halloween Horror Selections

Scream & Stream: 10 Spooky Halloween Horror Selections

Assuming you’ve already watched the 1978 Halloween and the other spooky staples in your library (Hocus Pocus , The Nightmare Before Christmas, etc.), it’s time to paddle out into the streams—streaming services, that is!—for some macabre movies. This year we tried to go for some less-obvious titles—but a few old faves did make it into the mix, of course.

1. Ju-On: The Grudge (Amazon Prime)

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