The Expanse (TV series)

The Expanse is an American science fiction television series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels of the same name by James S. A. Corey. The series is set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. It follows a disparate band of protagonists—United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship's officer James Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew—as they unwittingly unravel and place themselves at the center of a conspiracy that threatens the system's fragile state of cold war, while dealing with existential crises brought forth by newly discovered alien technology.

The Expanse
Based onThe Expanse
by James S. A. Corey
Developed by
ComposerClinton Shorter
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of seasons6
No. of episodes62 (list of episodes)
Executive producers
  • Lynn Raynor
  • Jason Ning
  • Robin Veith
  • Ben Cook
  • Manny Danelon
  • Alan Di Fiore
  • Lewin Webb
  • Robert Munroe
  • Steven Strait
  • Shohreh Aghdashloo
  • Wes Chatham
  • Dominique Tipper
Production locationsToronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Jeremy Benning
  • Michael Galbraith
  • Ray Dumas
Running time42–63 minutes
Production companies
Original network
Picture format
Audio format5.1
Original releaseDecember 14, 2015 (2015-12-14) 
January 14, 2022 (2022-01-14)

The Expanse has received critical acclaim, with particular praise for its visuals, character development and political narrative. It received a Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation and three Saturn Award nominations for Best Science Fiction Television Series. Ahead of the fifth season's release, Amazon renewed the series for a sixth and final season in November 2020, which premiered on December 10, 2021.

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