Am I the only one that feels like they fell into an alternate dimension where SyFy is no longer the channel of Wrassling and Ghost Hunters, but filled with interesting, thought-provoking, futuristic science fiction shows? What ever it is in the water that the SyFy executives are drinking please don’t fix it. Helix, Defiance, Z Nation, Ascension, Dominion, and 12 Monkeys that premieres tonight, will soon be joined by another good-looking bit of Sci-Fi on SyFy, The Expanse. Get your first look at the new trailer now.
The Expanse is based on Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck‘s sci-fi series published under the joint pseudonym James S. A. Corey, Leviathan Wakes, (Finalist for 2012 Hugo Award for Best Novel), Caliban’s War, Abaddon’s Gate, Cibola Burn, and the soon to be published Nemesis Games (working title).
The Expanse is described as:
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.
Thomas Jane is the series lead character Detective Miller and as you can see in the picture above even being a detective in space can’t make you look cool in a fedora…
So what should be a simple missing person case quickly turns to messy and gets way bigger than something Miller can handle by himself.
The cast is rounded out with Florence Faivre (The elephant King, The Coffin), Shohreh Aghdashloo (Grimm, X-Men Last Stand), and Steven Strait (Sky High, 10,000 B.C.), Dominique Tipper (Vampire Academy), Cas Anvar (Olympus), Wes Chatham (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), who are series regulars along with Jonathan Banks (Community, Breaking Bad), Paulo Costanzo (Royal Pains), and Jay Hernandez (Nashville, Gang Related) who have guest starring roles in the first season.
Director Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul) is on board to direct the first two episodes which premieres Syfy in 2015.
What did you think of the trailer? Did it peak your interest? SyFy is really bringing the Sci-Fi these days with a mix of shows that run the gambit from serious to the absolutely bonkers. What is really gratifying is that these are new shows and not simple reboots, or re-hashings of things we’ve all seen before.