Syfy Orders Up “The Expanse” for Series

theexpanse300x150 Last month Slice of SciFi reported that The Syfy Network finally got a clue and will be returning to its roots with science fiction shows geared more to its roots in space opera projects similar to its Peabody Award winning series Battlestar Galactica. It appears that Syfy is making good on that promise, even if it has cost fans great programs like Warehouse 13.

The NBC Universal/Comcast owned cable network announced it has given the go for a 10-episode dramatic outer space series called The Expanse. Set in the distant future (200 years from our current date) the story follows the adventures of a detective and starship captain following a cold case of a missing young woman. What neither know is their investigative journey through the solar system will lead them to the unraveling of a mysterious conspiracy that could negatively change human history forever.

Based on the New York Times bestseller “Leviathan Wakes” by authors Daniel Abraham (aka James S.A. Corey) and Ty Branch The Expanse could be expanded beyond this first 10-episode arc and continue based on the sequels to the first novel if it proves to be a ratings winner for the network.


    • Alverant says

      It’s sad isn’t it, I mean both channels fell so far from their original intent. We’re seeing the same thing on Science channel. There’s got to be a better way. It’s like the only channel that’s staying true to its roots is Food Network.

  1. Alverant says

    “a mysterious conspiracy that could negatively change human history forever”
    I’m torn between wanting spoilers and not as to what this conspiracy is.

    I don’t think it would be too hard for Syfy to return to its roots with some low cost shows. They could have a weekly news show about events in fandom, interviews, conventions, etc. It would be basically Slice of Sci-fi TV on TV. They might also be able to do a reality series about what it takes to make a convention run. If not a reality series, then a How To. Heck you can expand that idea into costuming, writing, music, etc.

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