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.