Syfy has given a straight-to-series order to The Expanse, a space opera from Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man).
Based on the science fiction book series from James S. A. Corey, the pen name for collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, The Expanse is a 10-episode thriller set 200 years in the future. It follows a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain as they race across the solar system to expose what could be the greatest conspiracy in history. Both Abraham and Franck will serve as producers on the series.
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"The Expanse is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy's most ambitious series to date," Syfy President Dave Howe said in a statement. "[It] joins a killer line-up of high-concept, high quality series, along with recently announced original projects Ascension, 12 Monkeys, the renewal of Helix, and the soon to premiere Dominion."
Syfy also recently ordered the zombie series Z Nation, from the producers of Sharknado, as well as Olympus, which follows the men and women of Ancient Greece who banished the Gods to the Kingdom of Hades.
Will you watch The Expanse?