‘The Expanse’ Will Be Back for a Second Season

The Expanse Thomas Jane and Steven Strait
Thomas Jane as Detective Josephus Miller and Steven Strait as Earther James Holden in ‘The Expanse’ (Photo by Jason Bell / Syfy)

Syfy confirmed they’re renewing The Expanse for a 13-episode second season with an eye on an early 2017 premiere. The series’ season one has been averaging 1.6 million viewers after 4.5 million watched an early premiere of episode one on digital outlets, Syfy.com and On Demand. The Expanse is based on Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck’s bestselling book series. Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man) adapted the books for the series and serving as showrunners and executive producers. Naren Shankar (CSI, Farscape) also executive produces and is a showrunner.

The Expanse is firing on all cylinders creatively, building a passionate fan base among viewers and critics alike, and delivering on Syfy’s promise of smart, provocative science fiction entertainment. We can’t wait to see where the story takes us in season two,” stated Dave Howe, President, Syfy and Chiller.

Season one of The Expanse is airing on Tuesdays at 10pm ET/PT.

The Expanse Plot:

Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

In Tuesday, January 5, 2016’s new episode (season one, episode five), Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew make a deal with an unlikely ally (Chad Coleman). Meanwhile Detective Miller’s (Thomas Jane) obsession over the missing Julie Mao (Florence Faivre) continues to grow. Shohreh Aghdashloo also stars as Chrisjen Avasarala, along with Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar and Wes Chatham.