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The Expanse 

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A police detective in the asteroid belt, the first officer of an interplanetary ice freighter, and an earth-bound United Nations executive slowly discover a vast conspiracy that threatens the Earth's rebellious colony on the asteroid belt.

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Mark Fergus, Hawk Ostby
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Series cast summary:
Steven Strait ...  Jim Holden 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Cas Anvar ...  Alex Kamal 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Dominique Tipper ...  Naomi Nagata 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Wes Chatham ...  Amos Burton 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Shohreh Aghdashloo ...  Chrisjen Avasarala 47 episodes, 2015-2019
Frankie Adams ...  Roberta 'Bobbie' W. Draper 37 episodes, 2017-2019
Shawn Doyle ...  Sadavir Errinwright 28 episodes, 2015-2018
Cara Gee ...  Camina Drummer 27 episodes, 2017-2019
Thomas Jane ...  Joe Miller 24 episodes, 2015-2019
Florence Faivre ...  Julie Mao 24 episodes, 2015-2018
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Two hundred years in the future, in a fully colonized solar system, police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), who was born in the asteroid belt, is given the assignment to find a missing young woman; Julie Mao (Florence Faivre). Meanwhile, James Holden (Steven Strait), the first officer of an ice freighter, is witness to an unprovoked attack upon the ship, by craft believed to be from Mars (MCRN Federation). As news of the attack spreads throughout the system, the incident's flow-on threatens to destabilize already tenuous relations between Earth, Mars and The Belt. Far away from the struggles in deep space, on Earth, Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), a powerful United Nations executive and diplomat, works to prevent war between Earth and Mars by any means. Soon, the 3 find out the missing woman and the ice freighter's fate are part of a vast covert conspiracy which threatens all humanity. Written by nano_tech

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SyFy Channel cancelled the series in early 2018 just before airing its third season. Later that year it was announced by show producers that Amazon had picked up the show for season four. It was also assisted by a fan campaign to save the show. See more »

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In the opening credits they show Jupiter's Great Red Spot. Since the show is 200 years in the future and the Great Red Spot is predicted to disappear in about 20 years it should not exist. See more »

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Get past the first season to see its grandour
24 May 2018 | by philnoone21See all my reviews

A few of the one-star reviews here say they gave up after 2 episodes, Dull acting, silly plot etc etc. Well, I did give up too. I concurred, and thought it was hopeless.

Damn, though, my niece, son and a friend said it was the best TV series they had seen. Respecting their views based on previous recommendations, I persevered out of respect only, and recommenced watching the series with great reluctance and bemusement that they could be so misinformed.

At some point, and certainly into Season 2 I became aware that I was watching the best TV series I had seen. Firefly used to be may fav, but this has swept past. The architecture is spectacular and importantly grounded. Not the fantasy (apologies to fans) that is served up in Star Wars but a grounded realism that hooks one to the possibility.

It's just awesome, truely, I'm mesmerised.

What ever you do, stick with it to Season 2 and I promise you wont be disappointed. If you are, then my profuse apologies for making a promise that I thought could not possibly be compromised.


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