Syfy’s pleased with the ratings the sci-fi action series The Expanse has earned over season two and just officially announced they’ve renewed the show for a third season. Season two is currently airing on Wednesdays at 10pm ET/PT with Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, and Frankie Adams in starring roles. Season three will premiere sometime in 2018 and will consist of 13 episodes.
“The Expanse is a gorgeous, thrilling, emotional series that has quite simply raised the bar for science fiction on television,” said Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment. “We, along with the fans, are looking forward to continuing the journey with our partners at Alcon Television Group and the series’ brilliant cast and crew.”
The Expanse is based on the book series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (pen name: James S. A. Corey) and has Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby as executive producers/showrunners.
The Plot: The Expanse unfolds across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future, when two strangers become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy.