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.
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Did You Know?
The name of the ship, Rocinante, is the name of Don Quixote's horse from the novel Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes. The episode names Dulcinea and Windmills may also be allusions to the novel. See more
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
Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #33.75