"The Expanse" (TV show) is a sci-fi drama series on Syfy that is based on the New York Times best-selling book series, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). A space opera thriller set two hundred years in the future, the series follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The multi-installment, best-selling book series is published in 17 countries, including China, France, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. One in the series, "Leviathan Wakes," was nominated for a Hugo Award as well as a Locus Award, while "Caliban's War" was nominated for a Locus Award.

Three-time Golden Globe nominee Thomas Jane ("Hung," "The Punisher") plays the lead character of the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. Detective Miller works for a corporate security force that operates as the law in the asteroid belt. Ragged and in search of something he can't identify, Miller finds a new sense of purpose when he's put in charge of the investigation of a missing heiress.

Shohreh Aghdashloo ("The House of Sand and Fog," "24," "House of Saddam") portrays Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and passionate member of a political family legacy who has risen high in the ranks of Earth's governing body.

Steven Strait ("Magic City," "City Island," "10,000 B.C.") plays Holden, an officer on the ice-carrying freighter, the Canterbury. Holden is a natural leader who's not sure he wants responsibility, but will soon have no choice when he is drawn into a dangerous plot. 

Other series regulars include Dominique Tipper ("Vampire Academy"), Cas Anvar ("Olympus"), Wes Chatham ("The Hunger Games: Mockingjay") and Florence Falvre ("Alpha House," "The Following"). Jonathan Banks ("Community," "Breaking Bad"), Paulo Costanzo ("Royal Pains") and Jay Hernandez ("Nashville," "Gang Related") appear as guest stars during the first season.

"The Expanse" is produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment. The series was developed with the Sean Daniel Company. Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron's "Children of Men," "Iron Man") wrote the pilot and serve as executive producers, along with Sharon Hall and Alcon co-founders and co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Alcon Television executive Ben Roberts serves as co-producer. Ben Cook serves as producer, along with Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.

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Network: Syfy
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 60 mins.
Premiere Date: December 14, 2015
Seasons: 3
Production Companies:
Alcon Television Group (ATG)
Sean Daniel Company

Syfy Starts Production on 'The Expanse' — Due next year, the new epic space drama, based on the international best-seller, will star Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Florence Faivre. Read more...
Shohreh Aghdashloo and Steven Strait to Star in 'The Expanse' — The "House of Sand anf Fog" Oscar nominee and "Magic City" actor will join Thomas Jane in the new Syfy space opera, based on the international best-seller. Read more...
Thomas Jane to Star in 'The Expanse' — Based on the international best-selling books, the new Syfy space opera series will feature the "Hung" actor as the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of "the Asteroid Belt" between Mars and Jupiter. Read more...

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