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A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

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 Jim Holden (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Alex Kamal (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Naomi Nagata (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Amos Burton (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Julie Mao (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Chrisjen Avasarala (23 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Sadavir Errinwright (21 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Joe Miller (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Col. Frederick Lucius Johnson (15 episodes, 2015-2017)
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 Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper (13 episodes, 2017)
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 Cotyar (11 episodes, 2017)
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Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), who was born in the asteroid belt, is given the assignment to find a missing young woman; Julie Mao (Florence Faivre). Meanwhile, James Holden (Steven Strait), the first officer of an ice freighter, is witness to an unprovoked attack upon the ship, by craft believed to be from Mars (MCRN Federation). As news of the attack spreads throughout the system, the incident's flow-on threatens to destabilize already tenuous relations between Earth, Mars and The Belt. Far away from the struggles in deep space, on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a powerful United Nations executive and diplomat, works to prevent war between Earth and Mars by any means. Soon, the 3 find out the missing woman and the ice freighter's fate are part of a vast covert conspiracy which threatens all humanity. Written by nano_tech

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Chrisjen Avasarala doesn't appear until the second book in the series, she has been added earlier to be able to portray the politics of the Expanse universe more deeply as the politics were explained by internal monologue in the book, a technique TV struggles to utilize. See more »

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Referenced in Face Off: Beyond the Expanse (2015) See more »

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What took so long Syfy?!?
17 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Is it possible that the Syfy channel finally produced a space drama that isn't complete garbage? It sure looks like they indeed finally made a good science fiction show that doesn't rhyme with sharknado.

The Expanse has acceptable acting, a great story that appears well scripted for TV and a well deserved budget for special effects. The original book material gives a lot to work with for the TV script. It has been awhile since something close to Battlestar Galactica quality has aired.

I'm really looking forward to continuing this show..and I will keep my fingers crossed that the first two episodes were not a fluke.


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