Airdate: The Expanse


Netflix has acquired 2015 Syfy series The Expanse a 10-episode “epic space drama” based on the book of the same name.

The series is set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonised the solar system. A hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait”) come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The first season premiered in the US last December with a second season due there in January.

Emmy winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Saddam,” “House of Sand and Fog”) portrays Chrisjen Avasarala, a member of a political family dynasty. Other series regulars include Dominique Tipper (“Vampire Academy”), Cas Anvar (“Olympus”), Wes Chatham (“The Hunger Games: Mockingjay”) and Florence Faivre (“Alpha House,” “The Following”). Jonathan Banks (“Community,” “Breaking Bad”), Paulo Costanzo (“Royal Pains”), and Jay Hernandez (“Nashville,” “Gang Related”) will appear as guest stars throughout the series’ first season.

The series is executive produced by Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, Sharon Hall, Naren Shankar, Sean Daniel and Jason Brown as well as Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who also developed the show.

Thursday November 3 on Netflix.


  1. The key thing about this series is that is great TV, the best and most adult/noir space opera since the BSG remake. It’s wonderful that someone has, finally, picked it up for Australian audiences. And with season 2 only a couple of months away (I’m assuming S2 will get a simultaneous release here on Netflix) I’m very much looking forward to returning to The Expanse.

  2. Found that response of a bit of a non-sequitur, if it’s new to the streaming service then it’s new content. I’m not sure the word repeat applies to streaming services, as you watch what you want and nothing is scheduled.

  3. With the understandable confusion that still frustrates viewers about show availability in Australia especially when those shows are being streamed from overseas a permanent and regularly updated guide would be a bonus and help budget conscious people make better viewing choices.

      • I was under the impression that programming articles are released that were sent out.
        I never read anything about Frequency being on Netflix, or when they got all the Star Trek shows.

        • Netflix send some and others are avail to be media on their site. I haven’t sighted anything for Frequency. Designated Survivor was also not there, I suspect late deals. Star Trek is library (as opposed to new) so I doubt it would get a push.

          • The British website TV Wise wrote an article on 11 October which stated Netflix acquired the exclusive rights to Frequency for Canada, the UK, and Australia. As TV Wise is British the rest of the information only related to Netflix UK.

          • I don’t follow the “is a library as opposed to new” comment, the whole of Netflix is a library what makes one older show different from the other?

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