Saturday, April 12, 2014

New science fiction drama, The Expanse, set 200 years into the future, ordered directly to series with a first season of 10 episodes.

2014 will be a good year for viewers who like science fiction TV dramas: A new TV drama, The Expanse, has just been ordered straight to series with a first season of 10 episodes.

The Expanse, based on James S.A. Corey's trilogy of science fiction books, will get a full first season of 10 episodes, NBCUniversal announced.

South African viewers can look forward to - irrespective of what TV channels it will be shown on - the second season of Defiance, the new The 100, the new The Helix, the new Star-CrossedDominion, Olympus, 12 Monkeys, Ascension, Z Nation, The Last Ship, Bitten, Sleepy Hollow starting soon (oddly on DStv's Vuzu which completely isn't the right channel for it).

Don't forget the 4th season of Falling Skies, and the new Star Wars TV series on Disney, Star Wars Rebels starting this year.

The Expanse revolves around spaceship captain who, with a ragtag bunch of characters including a detective, goes in search of a missing woman in a journey through the Solar system, slowly uncovering the "greatest conspiracy" in human history.

"The Expanse is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy's most ambitious series to date," says the Syfy channel in a press statement, saying that its overall strategy is now to produce "bold, provocative and compelling sci-fi fantasy stories".