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.
The Rocinante arrives at their true destination, an asteroid at coordinates given by Fred Johnson and discovers the Anubis, the stealth ship that had destroyed the Canterbury. It is empty except for a mysterious, spreading, organic substance that covers the ship’s reactor. They scuttle the stealth ship, then head to Eros to find a survivor of the Scopuli code-named Lionel Polanski, who escaped the Anubis on its shuttle. Miller is also tracking down Polanski, identifying her as Julie Mao. Arriving at Eros, Holden and his team are ambushed at the hotel where Polanski is staying by a UN black ops team (signalled by Kenzo, and authorised by Errinwright), but are saved by Miller. After joining up, Holden’s team and Miller go to meet Julie Mao only to find her already dead, infected by the same substance from the Anubis.
The Expanse Series
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Production & Filming Details
- Director(s): Bill Johnson.
- Writer(s): Robin Veith.
- Release Date: 26 January 2016.
- Running Time: 42-53 minutes (per episode).
- Rating: TV-14/15.
- Country: US.
- Language: English.