The Expanse (2015– )
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In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice-freighter Canterbury, investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station,... See full summary »


Terry McDonough


Ty Franck (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey), Daniel Abraham (based on the novels by) (as James S.A. Corey) | 5 more credits »

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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Thomas Jane ... Joe Miller
Steven Strait ... Jim Holden
Cas Anvar ... Alex Kamal
Dominique Tipper ... Naomi Nagata
Wes Chatham ... Amos Burton
Paulo Costanzo ... Shed Garvey
Florence Faivre ... Julie Mao
Shohreh Aghdashloo ... Chrisjen Avasarala
Jay Hernandez ... Dimitri Havelock
Lola Glaudini ... Captain Shaddid
Athena Karkanis ... Octavia Muss
Brian George ... Arjun Avasarala
Joe Pingue ... Captain McDowell
Kristen Hager ... Ade Nygaard
Julian Richings ... Vargas


In the outer solar system near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice-freighter Canterbury, investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station, Detective Miller begins an off the book investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.

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Release Date:

23 November 2015 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

16:9 HD
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For a little Easter Egg, when Vargas is in the airlock, at 00:41:55. you can see a Portal Companion Cube float by out the window, lower right of the screen. See more »


(at around 9 mins) Miller leaves his hat on the counter. In the next scene he's wearing it again. See more »


Title Card: In the 23rd century, humans have colonized the Solar System.
Title Card: The U.N. controls Earth.
Title Card: Mars is an independent military power.
Title Card: The inner planets depend on the resources of the asteroid belt.
Title Card: In The Belt air & water are more precious than gold.
Title Card: For decades, tensions have been rising
Title Card: Earth, Mar & The Belt are now on the brink of war.
Title Card: All it will take is a single spark.
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Awesome adaptation of the book! Can't wait to see the series develop.
15 December 2015 | by b_c_lewisSee all my reviews

I just watched the first episode and loved it. Having read all the books I found it to be a nearly perfect adaptation. If that holds true for the rest of the series, it's going to be an excellent show.

I especially liked the realistic depiction of space flight and the opening scenario that will eventually set the plot for the rest of the series. No spoilers here, but trust me that the writers did a great job with this and you might go back and re-watch it with a different perspective later on. If it holds to the story line of the books, it could be pretty late in the season before we know whats really going I can't wait to see how it develops on screen!

If you haven't read the books, then I encourage you to hang in there as this picks up steam and develops into an intricate and engaging story. Excellent characters, plot, and from what I've seen, excellent screen adaptation, too. If you're a fan of the book series like I am, then you don't need any convincing...just enjoy the show!

Looking forward to the next episode!

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