If you can believe it, Syfy may be getting back to its pre-name change roots. A notable addition to its plans for the next year is a new TV series based on a popular series of sci-fi books known asThe Expanse. The first book Leviathan Wakes snagged nominations in 2012 for the Hugo Award for Best Novel and Locus Award for Best Science Fiction Novel. Set 200 years in the future, it focuses on a ship captain and detective searching for a missing young woman, with a sprawling story and scope that have netted comparisons to both Star Wars and Game of Thrones. We’d be more than pleasantly surprised if it reached anywhere near those heights, but Syfy president Dave Howe is claiming this is the network’s “most ambitious series to date.”
They have some decent actors in their too (Thomas Jane – The Punisher) so will be interesting to see how the story is, from the trailer the story seems to be good. Syfy needs a good show because they messed up Blood & Chrome and never got released.
Syfy announced today that The Expanse will premiere with a 2-night event on December 14 and 15 (10/9c) â€” a Monday and Tuesday. After that, the space-based character drama settles into its regular time slot on Tuesday nights at 10 p.m. on the coasts.
Ok, I never heard about this. I am a star trek/star wars fan. Traditional scifi, and while i like movies like Event Horizon and Pandorum (pretty much anything scifi) I never really bothered to read other sicifi works, but it seems a lot of good books have been published and more authors are getting some notice with self publishing and www, instead of having only the choice of what publishers think we want to read.
So when I saw the first episode of The Expanse, I was hooked. I went and bought all the books. I am on book three now. The show in its first episode has done an awesome job of drawing from its book. A very true to form adaption. As some times, too often things get lost from the book to the screen.
At the very least we have 10 episodes to watch, which is the first book. Can’t wait to see it on the screen.
If you are like me and think you only like star trek/star wars, give other scifi a shot, they are way better to the thinking mind!
Yeah, so far I’ve seen the first episode, and I thought it was fine. Sure, it wasn’t great, but it was the pilot, definitely don’t see any reasons not to continue watching. (On a related note, I’m growing very suspicious of metacritic. I mean, why does Fargo have a 96? Sure, I like it, but 96? Come on.)
A word of warning: I’ve read only the first novel (which overall I liked, in spite of the fact that it had zombies and cops, although it was sort of a film noire type thing so it gets a pass on the latter aspect), but the ending, in my opinion, was BAD. I definitely would not be upset if they departed significantly from that ending in the series.
I will watch these episodes this weekend I missed them. But they look great and I haven’t read the books but I have heard good things about the books and if the first couple episodes are good I might pick them up.