Syfy's (Blastr's parent company - Ed.) The Expanse was an intriguing addition to the sci-fi TV lineup, offering up a solar system divided by racial politics and threatened by a mysterious outside force no one quite understands. As an adaptation of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck's book series, it succeeded in bringing characters like James Holden, Chrisjen Avasarala and Miller (yep - just Miller) to life. As one of the few space operas on television, it succeeded in taking us back out to the stars in little pockets of air separated from the void by only a few feet of metal. And it served as something of a statement from Syfy that the network was taking the genre seriously.
The show had a presence at the recently concluded San Diego Comic-Con, with the cast on hand to both take a victory lap with fans for the first season and get people hyped for Season 2. We caught up with them during the convention to talk about where things are going for the crew of the Rocinante, the balance between books and new material, and how The Expanse's sci-fi elements really feed into a human story. Check it out below:
The Expanse returns to Syfy in 2017. Watch the Season 2 teaser trailer below: