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On the last book of the first trilogy now...and following all the chatter about the 2015 TV show has me rather excited.

--- Quote ---The network has placed a 10-episode straight-to-series order for The Expanse, based on James S.A. Corey’s sci-fi book Leviathan Wakes, after having won the project in a bidding war. The book is said to have put a new spin on the space opera, and is being described around the industry as “Game of Thrones in space.”

The script is being developed by Academy Award-nominated duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man) with the Alcon Television Group. The log line calls The Expanse a thriller set 200 years in the future, following 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.
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And -- the first casting news:

--- Quote ---We're excited for Syfy's "Game of Thrones in space" series The Expanse, based James S. A. Corey's series of books (which begin with Leviathan Wakes). And now the show has cast one of its leading men, Hung, The Mist, and The Punisher actor Thomas Jane.

THR reports that Jane will be playing Joe Miller, a native of the asteroid belt. In Leviathan Wakes' 23rd century, Miller serves as a detective aboard Ceres station when he is tasked with finding a missing young woman. His increasingly obsessive quest to find her will bring him in contact with a rogue ice mining ship and a deadly conspiracy with grave consequences for the future of humanity.

THR describes Miller as. "Ragged, in search of something even he can't identify, Miller remains a dedicated cop with great instincts who discovers a newfound sense of purpose when he's put in charge of the investigation into a missing heiress."

Now that we have our Miller, we'll have to wait and see who gets cast as Jim Holden and his crew.
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Very excited for this... This preview is basically pure sex for anyone who read the first trilogy.

The overall SyFy 2015 series ad has a few more glimpses of The Expanse...

A long article on the history of the series...well worth the read:

There was an extended trailer during Dominion, which I can't find online, that dropped the whole military conspiracy angle and got in deep with the goo-stuff aliens that are the real antagonists in the series. It looked fucking awesome, too... And we got more spaceship love (though there's a month old mini-teaser with the destruction of the Nagata -- the starting point of the series -- that's pretty awesome).

Comic-Con news is that we're getting some more extended trailers and, all in all, this series sounds like it's on the right track. Very excited for it...


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