‘The Expanse’ is an American science fiction series based on the New York Times bestselling eight-part book series of the same name by James S.A. Corey, which is actually the pen name for co-writers Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. The show first premiered on December 14, 2015, on Syfy, where it ran for three seasons before being canceled in May 2018. It was then picked up by Amazon Prime Video later that month.
The show is developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Backed by Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo, and Alcon Entertainment production companies, the series has Lynn Raynor, Jason Ning, Robin Veith, Dan Nowak, Ben Cook, Ben Roberts, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Manny Danelon, Alan Di Fiore, Lewin Webb, Robert Munroe, and Steven Strait as producers. It has been primarily filmed in Toronto, Canada, and has Naren Shankar, Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby, Sean Daniel, Jason F. Brown, Sharon Hall, Broderick Johnson, Andrew Kosove, and Laura Lancaster on board as the executive producers.
‘The Expanse’ is set in a fully colonized solar system which is on the brink of war. The three main parties that make up this narrative are Earth, Mars, and the asteroid belt. Their biggest mission is universal peace and they try everything to complete it. This peace is almost threatened when three antiheroes unwittingly find themselves at the center of a conspiracy.
‘The Expanse’ was an instant hit and was also loved by the critics when it first premiered. The show has developed into a beautiful masterpiece over the three seasons and has been praised for character development, political narrative, and stunning visuals. Here’s everything we know about its upcoming season.
The Expanse Cast: Who is in it?
The main cast of ‘The Expanse’ includes Thomas Jane as Josephus Aloisus Miller, a police detective, Steven Strait as James Holden, the captain of a spaceship, Cas Anvar as Alex Kamal, Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata, Wes Chatham as Amos Burton, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala, and Frankie Adams as Roberta Draper, Cara Gee stars as Camina Drummer, David Strathairn as Klaes Ashford, and Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper.
While most of these cast members return for the upcoming season, a few new faces have also been added to the mix to make things interesting. Rosa Gilmore of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale‘, Keon Alexander of ‘Tyrant’, Jesse Salgueiro of ‘Mouthpiece’ also join the cast. Lyndi Greenwood of ‘Sleepy Hollow’ plays board as Dr. Elvi Okoye, and Burn Gorman of ‘Torchwood’ plays the role of Adolphus Murtry, the security chief.