It has to be said that Syfy the channel that used to be dedicated to science fiction has been churning out some dubious content recently such as Sharknado and so on, but the channel has also made some interesting TV series and The Expanse is a great example of this. The Expanse reminds us of Battlestar Galactica, Babylon 5 and others, it is set a couple of hundred years into the future and the solar system is made up of separate governing bodies each with their own agendas.
Hundreds of years in the future, humans have colonized the solar system. The U.N. controls Earth. Mars is an independent military power. The planets rely on the resources of the Asteroid Belt, where air and water are more precious than gold. For decades, tensions have been rising between these three places. Earth, Mars and the Belt are now on the brink of war. And all it will take is a single spark.
The series stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Costanzo, Florence Faivre, Shawn Doyle and Shohreh Aghdashloo. The first episode has already been shown in the US, while we still have to wait in the UK to hear if and when it will be shown. For more details, images and videos head over to the Syfy website.