The Expanse renewed for 13-episode third season at Syfy

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Apr 27, 2017, 11:18 AM EDT (Updated)

We’ll be hanging around the solar system for at least another year: Syfy has officially renewed The Expanse for a third season, set to premiere in 2018. 

The series has garnered a ton of critical acclaim over its first and second seasons, being called everything from “transformative” to the “Best Show on TV” along the way. This renewal will keep the story rolling, as the massive saga based on the long-running book series continues. The world-building is top-notch, and even we catch ourselves dropping a bit of Belter slang on occasion. 

“The Expanse is a gorgeous, thrilling, emotional series that has quite simply raised the bar for science fiction on television,” Chris McCumber, President, Entertainment Networks for NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, said in a statement. “We, along with the fans, are looking forward to continuing the journey with our partners at Alcon Television Group and the series’ brilliant cast and crew.”
The series is set 200 years in the future, and follows players from factions across the solar system in a sci-fi tapestry featuring politics, betrayal, and an alien protomolecule that could threaten life on every rock in the system.

New episodes of Season 2 of The Expanse air Wednesday nights on Syfy. Be sure to check out our weekly podcast post-show The Churn after the new episodes.

What’s your take on the renewal? Glad to hear it’ll be coming back?