The Expanse Waits for 'a Spark' to Set Off a Revolution in Space (VIDEO)

TV Insider Staff

Two hundred years in the future, humanity has fully colonized the solar system. Syfy’s new original series The Expanse, based on novels by James S.A. Corey, tracks an interweaving narrative set off by the disappearance of Julie Mao (Florence Favire), daughter of the most powerful man in the universe.

When James Holden (Steven Strait), a second officer on the space ice hauler Canterbury, discovers a distress call from her, this propels him forward into becoming a revolutionary. And with tensions brewing between people on Earth, Mars and the [Asteroid] Belt, Thomas Jane's character, Detective Miller, must find Julie before 'a spark' sets off an intergalactic world war breaks out.

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Describing the show's different elements and landscapes, Strait shares: “Each of these places—The Belt, Earth and Mars—are very different. You get a noir-ish element of Thomas Jane’s part in his world on Ceres. Then you've got us on the space ships, which is kind of grim and claustrophobic. And then you’ve got Earth, which is outside and green."

Rounding out the crew of the Canterbury are Alex Kamal (Cas Anvar), a Mars-born fighter pilot, and Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper), the head engineer born in the Belt and Amos Burton (Wes Chatham), an Earth-born mechanic.

Watch the video above to hear the actors reveal more about the story and their characters.

The Expanse, Series premiere, Tuesday, Dec. 14, 10/9c, Syfy


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