Syfy Bringing The Expanse Series to TV
Syfy is adapting space opera novel series “The Expanse” for television, Syfy President Dave Howe has announced. The Expanse was written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck under the pen name James S. A. Corey. The first novel in the series, “Leviathan Wakes” was nominated for a Hugo Award and a Locus Award, while the second, “Caliban’s War”, was also nominated for a Locus Award. The story is set two hundred years in the future and “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.”
Syfy has ordered a ten episode series which will be produced by Alcon Television Group (ATG). Academy Award-nominated screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot episode and will continue to work on the series as writers and executive producers.
ATG President Sharon Hall said of the project:
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.
The Expanse joins other shows such as 12 Monkeys, Z Nation and Ascension in Syfy’s current drive to produce exciting new content.