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keg in kc 03:30 PM 04-14-2014
I'm really excited about this - it's a fantastic set of books that I think could translate into really good TV.

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Syfy orders 'The Expanse' series based on 'Leviathan Wakes' (think 'Game of Thrones' in space)

By James Hibberd on Apr 11, 2014 at 6:30PM

Syfy has given a direct-to-series order to an exciting-sounding new project based on an acclaimed sci-fi book series. The cable network has ordered 10 episodes of The Expanse, from Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man) and Alcon Television Group. The project has been described by industry insiders as “Game of Thrones in space” — not so much because of the specifics of the plot, but because it tells a dramatic sprawling grown-up story within a popular fantasy genre that’s based on a respected series of novels.

The logline: “A thriller set two hundred years in the future, The Expanse follows 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.”

The Expanse is based on a series of books by James S.A. Corey. The most well-known title is probably the first in the series, Leviathan Wakes, which has been praised for reinventing and updating the old-school Star Wars/Firefly-style space opera. Syfy won a bidding war with another content producer to acquire the project.

Syfy president Dave Howe promised, “The Expanse is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy’s most ambitious series to date. Bringing this coveted book franchise to television with our partners at Alcon and the Sean Daniel Company is a giant win for Syfy, reinforcing our overall strategy to produce bold, provocative and compelling sci-fi fantasy stories. The Expanse joins a killer line-up of high-concept, high quality series, along with recently announced original projects Ascension, 12 Monkeys, the renewal of Helix, and the soon to premiere Dominion.”

Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch, with Fergus and Ostby, and will also executive produce. “The Expanse is one of the most special pieces of material we’ve ever encountered and it has been our dream to bring it to life since the moment we read it,” Daniel and Brown said in a statement. “We couldn’t be more excited to be doing it with this team of all-stars.”

Added Alcon president Sharon Hall: “The Expanse is an addictive, sophisticated, character-driven franchise and Mark and Hawk are the perfect people to steer it. Their script is a totally immersive and accessible sci-fi journey.”
(Just FYI, the author of Leviathan Wakes, James S.A. Corey, is actually a collaberative pseudonym of authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. I guess EW didn't know this...)
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NewChief 07:45 AM 10-06-2019
I guess I just worry about a GOT experience. I had read all those books prior to the series, and most of my dislike of the TV show stemmed from having read the books and being disappointed in the choices of the show runners that seemed to betray the books.
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Discuss Thrower 07:54 AM 10-06-2019
Originally Posted by NewChief:
I guess I just worry about a GOT experience. I had read all those books prior to the series, and most of my dislike of the TV show stemmed from having read the books and being disappointed in the choices of the show runners that seemed to betray the books.
Your choice not to be amused by subverted expectations.
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keg in kc 10:35 AM 10-06-2019
Originally Posted by NewChief:
I guess I just worry about a GOT experience. I had read all those books prior to the series, and most of my dislike of the TV show stemmed from having read the books and being disappointed in the choices of the show runners that seemed to betray the books.
George RR Martin, while he did write a few episodes, was never as involved with the show's production as Ty Franck and Daniel Abraham (they are "James SA Corey"....) have been with The Expanse. And while GoT on TV ran out of published material about halfway through its run, they have already published 8 Expanse novels, with the 9th and final volume due next year. So the book series will be completed long before the TV series ends.

My worry is actually that the TV series will get cancelled after season 5 or season 6. The 9 novels are actually 3 trilogies and this season marks the start of the middle trilogy. 9 seasons is a lot for any TV series, much less one that streams.
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lawrenceRaider 02:20 PM 10-07-2019
Originally Posted by NewChief:
I guess I just worry about a GOT experience. I had read all those books prior to the series, and most of my dislike of the TV show stemmed from having read the books and being disappointed in the choices of the show runners that seemed to betray the books.
Thus far, the shows have really done a fantastic job doing justice to the source material.

Hopefully Bezos being a fan will be enough to get us all the way through book 9.
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