Netflix Explores ‘The Expanse’ Around the World

By October 12, 2016


As North American fans breathlessly await Syfy to release the second season of The Expanse, the rest of the world will now have a chance to stream the literal great space race.

Netflix has picked up the international rights to the series starring Thomas Jane, for everywhere in the world that is not North America or New Zealand, according to Deadline. Subscribers will get their first look of The Expanse Nov. 3.

The series originally premiered on Syfy more than a year ago, with Season 2 set to debut in January.

The Expanse is based on the book series of the same name by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who write collectively under the pseudonym of James S.A. Corey. The series itself was developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, the writing duo behind such recent geek films like Cowboys & AliensIron Man and the critically acclaimed Children of Men. That film earned the two an Oscar nomination for best adapted screenplay.

The series takes place two centuries from now, and involves a detective played by Jane as well as a “rogue ship’s captain” portrayed by Steven Strait, according to Deadline. A missing woman brings them together, which leads to a conspiracy that takes them across the solar system.

No word yet on when the second season will be available internationally, or if Netflix will distribute that as well.

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Michael Hinman

Michael Hinman

Managing Editor at GeekNation
Michael began what has become nearly 19 years of entertainment reporting as the founder of SyFy Portal, which would become Airlock Alpha after he sold the SyFy brand to NBC Universal. He's based out of New York City where he is the editor of a Pulitzer Prize-winning newspaper in the Bronx.