The Expanse

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    Syfy Gives Green Light to Space-Opera Series The Expanse

    Source: Syfy
    April 12, 2014



    Syfy has given a straight-to-series greenlight for space-opera project "The Expanse," it was announced by Syfy President, Dave Howe. The 10-episode order is Syfy's boldest new series commitment to date. "The Expanse" is produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG), a division of Alcon Entertainment, and marks the company's first series order.

    Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot; they will continue to serve as writers, as well as executive producers.

    A thriller set two hundred years in the future, "The Expanse" follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

    Said Howe, "'The Expanse' is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy's most ambitious series to date. Bringing this coveted book franchise to television with our partners at Alcon and the Sean Daniel Company is a giant win for Syfy, reinforcing our overall strategy to produce bold, provocative and compelling sci-fi fantasy stories. 'The Expanse' joins a killer line-up of high-concept, high quality series, along with recently announced original projects 'Ascension,' '12 Monkeys,' the renewal of 'Helix,' and the soon to premiere 'Dominion.'"

    ATG President Sharon Hall states, "'The Expanse' is an addictive, sophisticated, character-driven franchise and Mark and Hawk are the perfect people to steer it. Their script is a totally immersive and accessible sci-fi journey. We are thrilled to be in business with Syfy on this venture."

    Brown and Daniel state: "'The Expanse' is one of the most special pieces of material we've ever encountered and it has been our dream to bring it to life since the moment we read it. We couldn't be more excited to be doing it with this team of all-stars - Mark, Hawk, and our partners at Alcon and Syfy."

    Alcon co-founders and co-CEO's Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will serve as executive producers with Sharon Hall. Alcon Television executive Ben Roberts will serve as co-producer. Ben Cook will serve as producer.

    Sean Daniel (Graceland, The Mummy) and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch, with Fergus and Ostby, and will also executive produce.

    Developed with the Sean Daniel Company as a direct-to-series project, Alcon is financing and executive producing the hour-long, ten episode series, based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as "The Expanse," written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Abraham and Franck will be show producers.

    The multi-installment, best-selling book series is published in 17 countries, including China, France, Japan, Australia, Canada, Germany and the United Kingdom. One in the series, "Leviathan Wakes," was nominated for a Hugo Award as well as a Locus Award, while "Caliban's War" was nominated for a Locus Award.

    As the sole studio, Alcon retains the much-in-demand worldwide distribution rights. Alcon is currently out to cast and directors
     
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    TOTALLY STOKED FOR THIS!!!!

    The novels are fantastic.
     
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    I hope they do the books justice, they're really great and deserve a good adaption :)
     
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    http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/thomas-jane-star-syfys-expanse-718034
     
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    Alcon TV Group’s ‘The Expanse’ Acquired by Legendary Global TV Distribution

    Legendary Global Television Distribution will represent all television and digital rights outside of the U.S. to Alcon Television Group’s space odyssey The Expanse. The series is the first to be sold through Legendary TV’s international division launched last spring and headed by former Sony TV international boss Michael Grindon. The Expanse is slated to go into production this fall and Legendary will begin shopping it to clients immediately. Syfy commissioned the series in the U.S. for premiere in the summer of 2015.

    Based on James S.A. Corey’s series of novels, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future. Starring Thomas Jane and Shohreh Aghdashloo, it follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Oscar-nominated screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children Of Men, Iron Man) are attached as writers and exec producers.
     
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    Looks good! Looking forward to this!
     
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    I've heard really good things about these books. George R.R. Martin raves about 'em. And Jared Harris and Jonathan Banks? I'll definitely check it out. :up:
     
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    A 2nd season ordered before it's even aired an episode. Guess SyFy's confident, lol.
     
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    This is good.

    Might make them focus better and give us a great season finale, knowing that they'll be back to at least finish whatever they've led up to in the first season.
     
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    If it sticks close to the books it's going to be fantastic.
     
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    I'm going to check out the first episode when I get off work tonight. Hopefully it grabs me; it's been some time since I found a new science fiction show to watch.
     
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    Just watched the first episode. I liked it. It kinda reminds me of the first episode of Game of Thrones in that it's slow because it has to introduce a whole bunch of settings/characters, but I feel like it could go somewhere really good. Will definitely keep watching. :up:
     
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    Biggest problem for is that the actors cast don't really match up to my image of the characters. Hopefully I will become used to them quickly.
     
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    Never read nor heard of the books.
    The first ep was Ok, good introduction to the universe the show is set in, good SFX, and casting seem fine.
    I'm also a sucker for space stories, I will be watching.
     
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    I've never read the books but I had a good time with the first episode. I've got the DVR set; hopefully it delivers.

    I think I'll check out Into the Badlands tonight, what with no new iZombie or Flash episodes to keep me busy.
     
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    Hmm...Avasarala doesnt show up until book 2 but theyve already introduced her...and Im not sure how I feel about her being involved in torture. I dont recall her doing something like that in book 2. In the books she cusses like a sailor, and is hard as steel, but she's not sadistic.

    They did a good job casting the Belters. I wondered if they would even bother, but Im pleased that they cast tall and extremely lanky people. Not many scifi shows and movies show the effects of prolonged periods of low gravity.
     

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