The Expanse is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels of the same name by James S.A. Corey.
The series is set in a future where humanity has colonised the Solar System. It follows a disparate band of antiheroes – United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship’s officer James Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew – as they unwittingly unravel and place themselves at the centre of a conspiracy which threatens the system’s fragile state of Cold War.
On Ceres, Miller identifies the dead “Nightbandit31” as Bizi Betiko, a data broker with an implanted, encrypted memory storage device, only to discover the real Betiko is still alive. In the asteroid belt, the Donnager’s pursuers reveal themselves as six ships of the type that had attacked the Canterbury, and open fire on the Donnager. Unexpectedly at a technological disadvantage, the Martian ship takes heavy damage, and Shed Garvey is killed by a railgun shot. As the Donnager is being boarded, the surviving Canterbury crew are evacuated on the Martian captain’s orders, narrowly escaping aboard a frigate from Donnager’s bay immediately before the Donnager self-destructs to avoid capture. Far from the battle, at Tycho Station, where a massive generation ship, the Nauvoo, is being built at the behest of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, station manager Fred Johnson, who’s tied to the OPA, turns the Nauvoo’s sensors towards the battle.
The Expanse Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Jeff Woolnough.
- Writer(s): Naren Shankar.
- Release Date: 29 December 2015.
- Running Time: 42-53 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14/15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.