SyFy orders "The Expanse" to series

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Syfy is looking to the stars — and the bookshelf — for its latest original series. The network has ordered 10 episodes of The Expanse, a space opera based on James S.A. Corey’s Expanse novels.

Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows a detective and a ship captain who team up to find a missing young woman and expose one of history’s greatest conspiracies.

“The Expanse is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy’s most ambitious series to date,” says Syfy president Dave Howe. “Bringing this coveted book franchise to television with our partners at Alcon and the Sean Daniel Company is a giant win for Syfy, reinforcing our overall strategy to produce bold, provocative and compelling sci-fi fantasy stories.”

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