Thursday, December 31, 2015

Syfy Renews 'The Expanse' for Season 2

Syfy has renewed its original drama series The Expanse for a second season, it was announced today. The 13 episode second season is expected to air on the cable network in early 2017.

"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.

The Expanse has garnered strong multi-platform viewership since its December 14 debut, with 4.5 million viewers sampling the first episode on, On Demand and digital outlets prior to the series' linear premiere, and an average of 1.6 million linear viewers for the first three episodes in L+3 figures.

Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby developed the series, and serve as showrunners and executive producers with Naren Shankar. Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel and Jason Brown also executive produce. Ben Roberts is a co-producer and Ben Cook is a producer. Alcon Entertainment produces.

The series is based on the bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S.A. Corey).

The drama stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Costanzo, Florence Faivre, Shawn Doyle and Shohreh Aghdashloo.