Syfy’s 10-hour series The Expanse will debut its first episode on Monday, November 23 on VOD, TV Everywhere and digital platforms, three weeks ahead of its linear debut on the network. The series, from Alcon Television Group and The Sean Daniel Company, premieres on Syfy with a two-night premiere at 10 PM Monday, December 14 and Tuesday, December 15, and continues on Tuesdays at 10 PM for the remainder of the season.
Starting November 23 and available through the series’ Syfy premiere on December 14, The Expanse’s first episode can be viewed via Syfy On Demand, Syfy.com, the Syfy Now App, Hulu, Amazon, Google Play, Vudu, iTunes, Playstation, Xbox, Facebook and YouTube.
Additionally, Syfy has partnered with Twitch, Wikia, IGN, IMDb, Good Reads, Crave Online and Roku to host the series premiere with original custom content.
“The Expanse is the most ambitious series ever for Syfy, and early screenings are drawing high praise from critics and fans alike, said Dave Howe, President, Syfy. “With its cinematic feel, compelling characters, intense action and universal themes, it’s important for Syfy to provide the opportunity for as many people as possible to watch and fall in love with this series.”
Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. The series is based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey).
Shohreh Aghdashloo also stars as Chrisjen Avasarala. Rounding out the cast are Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Florence Faivre. Paulo Costanzo, Chad Coleman and Jay Hernandez will guest star.
Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man) wrote the pilot and serve as writers, as well as executive producers and showrunners. Naren Shankar (CSI, Farscape) joins Fergus and Ostby as executive producer and showrunner. Terry McDonough (Breaking Bad, Suits, Better Call Saul) directed the first two episodes of the series.
The Expanse is financed and produced by Alcon Television Group. Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson and Sharon Hall executive produce for Alcon Television; Ben Roberts serves as co-producer. Sean Daniel (Graceland, The Mummy) and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company also executive produce. Ben Cook serves as a producer.