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The Expanse is a TV series based on the book series of the same name by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pseudonym James S.A. Corey), who also serve among the show's producers and writers. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and premiered online through several VOD services on November 23, 2015[1], and premiered on Syfy in the United States, and Space in Canada[2] on December 14, and 15, 2015. The series ran for 3 season under Syfy and then was picked up by Amazon starting with Season 4 on May 26, 2018.[3] It will be released on Amazon's Prime Video service and will be marketed as an "Amazon Original" series.[4] The fourth season will be released on December 13, 2019,[5] will consist of ten episodes, and, unlike previous seasons, will be released all at once.[6]

Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch with Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Naren Shankar (mostly known for similar work on CSI) is the show runner. The project has been described by some media outlets as “Game of Thrones in space.”[7][8]

# Episode
Network Premiere
Season 1 10 Syfy Nov 23, 2015 Feb 2, 2016
Season 2 13 Syfy Feb 1, 2017 Apr 19, 2017
Season 3 13 Syfy Apr 11, 2018 Jun 27, 2018
Season 4 10 Prime
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
Season 5 10 Prime
Dec 16, 2020 Feb 3, 2021
Season 6 10
Full season released on premiere date.


The first official trailer for the show was premiered at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on January 15, 2015.


Official trailer for The Expanse


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.

Alternate synopsis

The crew of the Canterbury discover a derelict vessel which holds a secret that may be devastating to human existence.






Season 1

Season 1 premiered online on November 23, 2015[1] and on SyFy and Space on December 14, 2015, and consists of 10 episodes of one hour each.

Season 2

Season 2 premiered with a double episode on February 1, 2017[18] and consists of 13 episodes total.[19]

Season 3

Season 3 was announced to premiere on April 11, 2018[20][21][22] and consist of 13 episodes[23] like season 2. Season 3 was the last season broadcast in the US on Syfy channel.[24]

Season 4

Season 4 was announced to premiere on December 13, 2019[5] and consist of 10 episodes.[6][25][26]This follows after the cancellation by Syfy, and Amazon Studios acquiring The Expanse for season 4.[27][28]

Season 5

Season 5 was announced to premiere on December 16, 2020[29] and consists of 10 episodes.[30]

Season 6

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The Expanse Origins

A comic book prequel miniseries to the television show, titled The Expanse Origins, was released in 2017.

The Expanse 2020 comic

A four-part comic book by Boom! set between season 4 and 5, which will release in late 2020.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Icon-deadline-24x24.jpgDeadline - ‘The Expanse’ Set For Digital Launch Ahead Of December Premiere On Syfy
  2. Space.ca - The Expanse Is Coming To Space, And Here’s Why You Should Be Excited August 27, 2015
  3. Icon-deadline-24x24.jpg  deadline.com: The Expanse Picked Up By Amazon For Season 4
  4. ' - Amazon Originals at New York Comic-Con 2019 by by Alexandria Ingham Oct 1, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Icon-twitter-22x22.png @Casanvar: Saddle up ya'll...time to rock the world again with the new season 4 dropping like gravity December 13th! 2:35 PM - 20 Jul 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 IGN - Amazon's The Expanse: Season 4 Release Date Announcement - Comic Con 2019 By David Griffin; Updated: 20 Jul 2019 1:50 pm; Posted: 20 Jul 2019 1:50 pm
  7. CNET - 'The Expanse' on SyFy is like 'Game of Thrones' in space By [https://www.cnet.com/profiles/anthonydomanico/ Anthony Domanico January 15, 2015 2:17 PM PST
  8. The Wrap - ‘The Expanse’ Review: Syfy Series Tries to Be ‘Game of Thrones’ in Space by Amber Dowling December 14, 2015 @ 12:04 PM
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 Icon-deadline-24x24.jpgDeadline - Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, More, Round Out ‘The Expanse’
  10. Icon-thr-24x24.jpgHollywood Reporter - Thomas Jane to Star in Syfy's 'The Expanse' (Exclusive)
  11. 11.0 11.1 Icon-variety-32x32.pngVariety - Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’ Adds ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Mad Men’ Alums
  12. Blastr - The Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar on Episode 4's big battles, Belter extreme sports, and Shed's head Adam Swiderski Wed, Dec 30, 2015 3:35pm
  13. 13.0 13.1 Icon-variety-32x32.pngVariety - Syfy Returns to its Roots with ‘The Expanse,’ ‘Childhood’s End’ Laura Prudom, DECEMBER 14, 2015 12:53PM PT
  14. 14.0 14.1 Icon-variety-32x32.pngVariety - ‘Iron Man’ Writers Enter Sci-Fi Mystery TV Project for Alcon, ‘The Expanse’ Jon Weisman SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 09:58AM PT
  15. Space.com - Syfy's 'The Expanse' Explores a Complicated Future on Far-Flung Worlds By Sarah Lewin, October 16, 2015 01:30pm ET
  16. 16.0 16.1 Space.com - Turning a Sci-Fi Series into a TV Epic: Q&A with 'The Expanse' Authors By Sarah Lewin; December 23, 2015 12:00pm ET
  17. 17.0 17.1 17.2 Daniel Abraham - Long-promised news on the TV Show 07.15.14
  18. Icon-twitter-22x22.png @ExpanseSyfy: "Suit up, we're going on a hunt." Strap in for #TheExpanse double episode premiere, February 1. 8:21 AM - 23 Dec 2016
  19. Icon-variety-32x32.pngVariety - ‘The Expanse’ Gets Season 2 on Syfy by Whitney Friedlander December 31, 2015 10:30AM PT
  20. Icon-twitter-22x22.png https://twitter.com/ExpanseSYFY/status/967147133206978560
  21. http://www.syfy.com/theexpanse/blog/mark-your-calendars-the-expanse-returns-april-11
  22. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Sets Season 3 Premiere Date; Unveils Trailer by Denise Petski February 23, 2018 1:00pm
  23. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Renewed For Season 3 By Syfy by Nellie Andreeva March 16, 2017 2:00pm
  24. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ To End On Syfy With Season 3, Will Be Shopped Elsewhere By Alcon by Nellie Andreeva May 10, 2018 9:00pm
  25. Icon-twitter-22x22.png @ExpanseOnPrime: Welcome to Ilus. 1:45 PM - 20 Jul 2019
  26. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Season 4: Premiere Date, Teaser Trailer & First Footage Unveiled By Amazon – Comic-Con by Denise Petski July 20, 2019 1:50pm
  27. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Picked Up By Amazon For Season 4 After Syfy Cancellation by Nellie Andreeva May 25, 2018 9:46pm
  28. The Hollywood Reporter - 'The Expanse' Revived for Season 4 at Amazon by Lesley Goldberg; May 21, 2018 3:00pm PT
  29. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Season 5 Trailer & Premiere Date On Amazon Prime – New York Comic Con by Anthony D'Alessandro October 8, 2020 2:20pm
  30. Icon-wgaw-24x24.png  directories.wga.org/project/1097609/the-expanse/

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