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The Expanse Coming to SyFy

Game of Thrones in Space?

By Robert T. Trate     April 12, 2014
Source: Entertainment Weekly


The Expanse is coming to SyFy
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Everyone in Hollywood is looking for the next big thing. At this time, the next big thing is another Game of Thrones. So the SyFy Channel is reaching back into the past at developing a 10 episode season based on the book “The Expanse” by James S.A. Corey (which is a pseudo name for Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck)

Synopsis of The Expanse: A thriller set two hundred years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The series is being written and developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man). Here is what SyFy president David Howe had to say about the upcoming series: 

The Expanse is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy's most ambitious series to date. 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.The Expanse joins a killer line-up of high-concept, high quality series, along with recently announced original projects Ascension, 12 Monkeys, the renewal of Helix, and the soon to premiere Dominion”.

It sounds good and like the SyFy Channel is actually getting back to their roots. Sound off below Maniacs! 

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misterpeed 4/12/2014 8:14:01 AM

10 episodes does not a series make

saiyiansreign823 4/12/2014 8:26:14 AM

 It's about damn time with a the other show that are ending or have ended in the past 2 years SyFy shows were starting to get scarce.

Flyincloud 4/12/2014 9:08:28 AM

 At least it's Scifi.

Flyincloud 4/12/2014 9:13:22 AM

 At least it's Scifi.

westend 4/12/2014 10:16:20 AM

 Oh snap! I never thought this series would get adapted. I just started the third book.  Good stuff

 

 

blankczech 4/12/2014 10:36:53 AM

 I'll definately check "The Expanse" out.  Way back when I wondered if the Syfy channel would survive but they've gotten a little better with each passing year.  Battlestar Gallactica was excellent. Thought Helix was decent and glad to hear it will be renewed.  Loving Continuum.  Will tune in to see Metal Hulant Chronicles Monday night. Not crazy about Defiance but will give it another shot.

misterpeed...Season 4 of Game of Thrones consists of 10 episodes

 
westend 4/12/2014 7:08:09 PM

 By the way, the first book in the series is titled Leviathan Wakes. 

monkeyfoot 4/13/2014 6:47:01 AM

 Never read any of the books but know their rep. So glad to read this.  The new exec in charge at SyFy has made a conscious effort to move away from reality shows and B horror movies and I'm so happy. There are a load of scripted sci-fi/fantasy series coming our way now.

 

 

therockdltj 4/13/2014 10:07:58 AM

 blankczech you should have said every season of Game of Thrones is 10 episodes long.

Redshirt1 4/14/2014 6:38:39 AM

A good series that should be done is The Time Wars, by Simon Hawke.

 

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