The Expanse (2015)


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Genres:  Drama,  Mystery,  Sci-Fi,  Thriller

Runtime:  60 min

Creators: Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby

Country:  USA , Canada

Language:  English

Creator:   Mark FergusHawk Ostby

Stars:   Cas AnvarSteven StraitWes Chatham


A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth’s rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

Hundreds of years in the future, things are different than what we are used to after humans have colonized the solar system and Mars has become an independent military power. Rising tensions between Earth and Mars have put them on the brink of war. Against this backdrop, a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain come together to investigate the case of a missing young woman. The investigation leads them on a race across the solar system that could expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The Expanse is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on The Expanse series of novels by James S. A. Corey. The series is set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System and follows United Nations executive Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship’s officer Jim Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew, as they unravel a conspiracy that threatens peace in the system and the survival of humanity.

The series was well received by critics, who highlighted its visuals, character development and political narrative. It received a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation as well as three Saturn Award nominations for Best Science Fiction Television Series. Alcon Entertainment produces and finances the series. It sold three seasons to Syfy, which canceled the series in May 2018; Amazon Video picked up a fourth season of the series later that month.

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