The Expanse is one of the very best science fiction shows on television, with a diverse cast, a thoroughly compelling story, and beautiful production values. Even a trailer as short as the one Syfy released over the weekend makes us desperate to see more of this show. You can watch the first season on Netflix in Australia, and the second season is barely a couple of months away.
The Expanse takes place in a future where Earth, Mars, and the asteroid belt have all been colonised by humans. In that time, all three have developed different interests and massive distrust of the other two. Season one started out as three different mysteries — the destruction of an ice hauler, a missing girl, and an investigation into corruption on Earth — which all culminated in the discovery of a weapon that was hidden by the manipulation of the tensions between the three factions.
Season two, which starts February 8, is clearly going to deal with the large scale fallout of that discovery and the smaller scale question of what the ordinary people who got caught up in this will do.
Here’s the trailer:
If you missed it before, here’s the original trailer for Season 2 as a bonus: