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!