Syfy is closing out the year with good news: their new space opera series, The Expanse, is getting a second season. The show, which stars Thomas Jane and is based on a book series by James S.A. Corey, has been doing very well since its premiere, getting rave reviews, including from us. So this really isn't any surprise.
"The Expanse is firing on all cylinders creatively, building a passionate fan base among viewers and critics alike, and delivering on Syfy’s promise of smart, provocative science fiction entertainment. We can’t wait to see where the story takes us in season two,” said Dave Howe, President, Syfy and Chiller.
Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
The 13-episode second season is expected to air in early 2017.
Promo for tonight's episode 1x05 "Back to the Butcher" :
The Expanse 1x05 "Back to the Butcher" - Holden and the crew make a deal with an unlikely ally on Tycho station; at the same time, Miller's obsession with conspiracy theories and the disappearance of Julie Mao continues to grow.
So happy to hear this and really hoping this show gets more fans! Again, I highly recommend this to folks around here if you're looking for a good scifi show. Excerpt from another article :
There was a time—a long time—when every new science fiction TV series raised the same question: Is it as good as the first Battlestar Galactica miniseries? And always the answer was no. Until Syfy released the first four episodes of The Expanse, a rewardingly complex new series about interplanetary tensions after humans have colonized the solar system.
Scifi has all four episodes so far available to watch online, as well as being available on On-Demand! Show airs regularly at 10pm PST Tuesdays on Syfy.