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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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BigBeauford 03:26 PM 12-14-2020
Man, Seasons 2 and 3 were sooooo good. Hopefully 5 can get things going again.
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unlurking 07:41 PM 12-14-2020
Originally Posted by Bowser:
The fuck you mean I have to wait until February 3 for season 5?? DO THEY NOT UNDERSTAND MY LEVEL OF ADDICTION TO THIS SHOW??
???


It's starts Wednesday. Did the release date get pushed?
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Bowser 12:53 PM 12-15-2020
Originally Posted by unlurking:
???


It's starts Wednesday. Did the release date get pushed?
I was mistaken - Episodes start tomorrow and the season wraps on Feb 3!

Thanks for the clarification! Happy to have gotten that wrong!
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Megatron96 09:06 PM 12-15-2020
Whoo-hooo!!!
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stumppy 10:23 AM 12-16-2020
Damnit! They only dropped 3 episodes. Looks like 1 episode a week after today.
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Megatron96 11:52 AM 12-16-2020
Originally Posted by stumppy:
Damnit! They only dropped 3 episodes. Looks like 1 episode a week after today.
Luckily, I saw that before I started watching, so I'm saving ep. 3 for Sunday night or something. First two were pretty good though.
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Bowser 02:36 PM 12-23-2020
Well. That escalated quite quickly.
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Megatron96 11:35 AM 12-30-2020
Thoroughly enjoying this season so far.
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Discuss Thrower 11:50 AM 12-30-2020
Call me Tiny again.
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Megatron96 12:19 PM 12-30-2020
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I hate waiting
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Bowser 02:04 PM 01-01-2021
I'm glad I got off my dead ass and starting watching this. This show is my viewing crack right now, and season 5 has been fantastic through 5 episodes.
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keg in kc 05:01 PM 01-01-2021
I'm holding off until Feb to watch them all at once.
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Megatron96 05:11 PM 01-01-2021
"You gotta ask yourself: just how much damage can I do to you in two minutes before the gas gets me?"
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Bowser 12:29 AM 01-02-2021
Originally Posted by keg in kc:
I'm holding off until Feb to watch them all at once.
That would probably be optimal, but there is just no way I have that kind of willpower for this show, lol.
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Bowser 10:32 AM 01-23-2021
Originally Posted by Bowser:
That would probably be optimal, but there is just no way I have that kind of willpower for this show, lol.
I really wish I did. I think season 5 may be one of my favorite seasons so far, but it would be so much better if I could sit down and watch it all in one day. It's been a slow and steady buildup, but I just want more every time I watch.
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