The show is set far in the future; we've colonized Mars,
but there are warring factions between Earth and Mars. Then
there are workers who live in an asteroid belt in between
the two and work at transporting air and water to Mars. They
are treated badly, even though air and water are very
Most of the first episode takes place in the belt. It's
good scifi with compelling characters and story. My only
complaint is that it moves kind of slowly. It does draw you
in, though, and the ending of the first episode is shocking.
I would recommend it to any science fiction or drama fan;
hopefully it will start to move faster in later episodes.
Set 200 years in the future,
The Expanse follows the case of a
missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas
Jane, Hung) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven
Strait, Magic City) together in a race across the
solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in
human history. The series is based on the New York Times
bestselling book series collectively known as The
Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under
the pen name James S. A. Corey).
Emmy® winner and Oscar
nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Saddam,
House of Sand and Fog) also stars as Chrisjen Avasarala.
Rounding out the cast are Dominique Tipper (Vampire
Academy), Cas Anvar (Olympus), Wes Chatham (The
Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Florence Faivre (The
Following). Paulo Costanzo (Royal Pains), Chad
Coleman (The Walking Dead) and Jay Hernandez (Suicide
Squad) will appear as guest stars throughout the
series’ first season.
screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso
Cuaron’s Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote
the pilot and serve as writers, as well as executive
producers and showrunners. Executive producer Naren Shankar
(CSI, Farscape) joins Fergus and Ostby as
showrunners. Award-winning director Terry McDonough (Breaking
Bad, Suits, Better Call Saul)
directed the first two episodes of the series.
is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a
division of Alcon Entertainment. Alcon co-founders and
co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson serve as
executive producers along with former president of Alcon
Television Sharon Hall. Alcon Television executive Ben
Roberts serves as co-producer. Sean Daniel (Graceland,
The Mummy) and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel
Company are executive producers. Ben Cook serves as a
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