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Sigh....  I really need to stop being surprised when an actor I enjoy ends up being a scumbag.  Cas Anvar is being investigated for numerous accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.  The article goes into more detail, but it really, really doesn't look good.

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I really can't see the series delving far enough from the books to kill Alex, so I'm guessing a recast is happening, although I believe season five is already in the can.  I don't see them reshooting the season, but I'm curious to see how this is going to play out.

 

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Yeah, I read some of that a couple of days ago. Depressing, and infuriating. If those allegations are true, Cas is an absolute dickhead. The crimes he's accused of are despicable, and I would hope that he's fired if they turn out to be true.

But also, he's completely fucked Amazon (after being one of the biggest campaigners for them to rescue the show) and his colleagues on the show. What are they supposed to do now, with an already filmed season five, if one of the principal cast members has been revealed to be a sexual predator? 

The creators, and the rest of the cast certainly aren't taking this lightly. I appreciate what Dominique Tipper and Wes Chatham have already said about this on social media. And Steven Strait has even managed to leave his social media free bubble to issue a statement saying the issue is being dealt with with the utmost seriousness.

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I'm actually speechless.  I am very glad that the Expanse cast and writers are taking this seriously and that Alcon is investigating. 

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I check the news thread for a publishing date for volume nine - not this sort of news 😢 Sheesh, is it really that hard to be a decent human being?

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On 6/27/2020 at 6:23 AM, thuganomics85 said:

Sigh....  I really need to stop being surprised when an actor I enjoy ends up being a scumbag.  Cas Anvar is being investigated for numerous accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.  The article goes into more detail, but it really, really doesn't look good.

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I really can't see the series delving far enough from the books to kill Alex, so I'm guessing a recast is happening, although I believe season five is already in the can.  I don't see them reshooting the season, but I'm curious to see how this is going to play out.

 

I was sick to my stomach when I found out about this. Like you said, I should stop being surprised but I guess I'm asking too much of humanity at this point. Honestly disgusting and I hope he is fired.

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They'll probably have to release season 5 as it is, if anything maybe edit down any scenes with just his character involved. I hope they do recast him not just for the story's sake, but I feel like it would be a huge slap in Cas's face. To see that he isn't needed for the show to go on. While it might not serve as justice to his victims, it would at least hurt his pride.

 

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Yikes. I am hoping that they do a reedit of his scenes to get them as small as possible and maybe do a disclaimer at the beginning of each show.

Then season 6 they can recast or shot him out of an airlock for all I care.

It's just so disappointing that again it's an open secret that he is a complete piece of shit, but it took this long for someone to come out and be heard and believed.

I really hope that Steven Strait is an ok guy, I have loved him since Sky High. Please let me keep some of my childhood intact.

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On 6/27/2020 at 6:23 AM, thuganomics85 said:

Sigh....  I really need to stop being surprised when an actor I enjoy ends up being a scumbag.  Cas Anvar is being investigated for numerous accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault.  The article goes into more detail, but it really, really doesn't look good.

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I really can't see the series delving far enough from the books to kill Alex, so I'm guessing a recast is happening, although I believe season five is already in the can.  I don't see them reshooting the season, but I'm curious to see how this is going to play out.

 

Read about this a few days ago. Absolutely appalling. My heart goes out to the women he victimized.

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On 7/2/2020 at 7:37 AM, Gillian Rosh said:

Read about this a few days ago. Absolutely appalling. My heart goes out to the women he victimized.

There is an eerie parallel here to his skeevy character on The Strain, if true.

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It's been a month since this story broke-- any Cas Anvar news?  Still investigating?

AFAIK they have the set well in place, and this cast seems pretty dedicated, so I could see them re-casting Alex and going back to re-shoot and re-edit.  On the other hand, if we excise every piece of art the production of which involved a bad person, there might not be all that much left.  

I could understand them airing with a disclaimer but I'd hate to see it. 

 

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30 minutes ago, marinw said:
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There's another complicating factor. The ninth book in the series, which doesn't yet have a title or release date, is set to come out sometime in 2020. We'd expect new episodes and the final book to come out a couple months apart to maximize hype.

So, what will be first - volume 9 or season 5? I was hoping the book would be released this summer but so far only *crickets* 

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No, volume 9 is supposed to be the final book. The 2020 release date was only mentioned in a tweet and even there it did not sound definite. Since we still not even have a book title I'm starting to think that season 5 will be first.

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On 7/28/2020 at 5:58 PM, MissLucas said:

No, volume 9 is supposed to be the final book. The 2020 release date was only mentioned in a tweet and even there it did not sound definite. Since we still not even have a book title I'm starting to think that season 5 will be first.

I think in one of those articles Wes Chatham "they" (cast?  whole production company?  something in between?) hope to do all nine books.  Why not?  Only five to go.  Mom has been on that long, ffs.

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On 8/6/2020 at 4:06 PM, UnknownK said:
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So that would mean we're getting a 30-year time jump? Or is the Belter war going to last into two seasons?

If they are going to do Laconia, they really do need to give it some time. Otherwise the technological advantages don't make the kidn of sense the rest of the show does.  

 

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On 7/25/2020 at 10:59 PM, JZL said:

It's been a month since this story broke-- any Cas Anvar news?  Still investigating?

AFAIK they have the set well in place, and this cast seems pretty dedicated, so I could see them re-casting Alex and going back to re-shoot and re-edit.  On the other hand, if we excise every piece of art the production of which involved a bad person, there might not be all that much left.  

I could understand them airing with a disclaimer but I'd hate to see it. 

 

So its almost been two months, anyone hear anything about Cas Anvar and his role on The Expanse?

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On 7/31/2020 at 1:10 AM, JZL said:

I think in one of those articles Wes Chatham "they" (cast?  whole production company?  something in between?) hope to do all nine books.  Why not?  Only five to go.  Mom has been on that long, ffs.

It also doesn't hurt that the richest man in the world, who owns the studio, is a big fan of the show.

 

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