Syfy’s ‘most formidable TV collection so far’ is predicated on ‘The Expanse’ novels

Syfy's 'most ambitious TV series to date' is based on 'The Expanse' novels

When you can consider it, Syfy could also be getting again to its pre-identify change roots. A notable addition to its plans for the subsequent yr is a brand new TV collection based mostly on a well-liked collection of sci-fi books often known as The Expanse. The primary ebook Leviathan Wakes snagged nominations in 2012 for the Hugo Award for Greatest Novel and Locus Award for Greatest Science Fiction Novel. Set 200 years sooner or later, it focuses on a ship captain and detective looking for a lacking younger lady, with a sprawling story and scope which have netted comparisons to each Star Wars and Recreation of Thrones. We might be greater than pleasantly stunned if it reached anyplace close to these heights, however Syfy president Dave Howe is claiming that is the community’s “most formidable collection so far.”

The books are written beneath the pseudonym James S.A. Corey by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who might be among the many present’s producers. No matter occurs with the present, we’ll get the complete 10-episode season Syfy ordered based mostly on a script by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Youngsters of Males kind of, Iron Man) who’re the present’s writers and government producers. Whether or not it’s something like Recreation of Thrones it is a minimum of a return to Battlestar Galactica-fashion scifi for the community as an alternative of a brand new collection of Movie star Ghost Stalker Make-up Artists. Syfy alone can also be engaged on new collection 12 Monkeys, Dominion, Ascension and the second season of Helix, which mixed with Netflix’s Sense8 from the Wachowskis, Amazon’s The After from X-Information creator Chris Carter and the return of Heroes on NBC subsequent yr make this an fascinating time to be a sci-fi fan.

An enormous because of @Syfy @SyfyTV for giving us a shot. We’re very excited to be a part of their new lineup. Syfy is making huge strikes, everybody.

– James.S.A.Corey (@JamesSACorey) April 12, 2014

Sure, it did. Cannot wait to see it! RT @JamesSACorey: So, I assume this occurred

– Ted A’Zary (@Syfy) April eleven, 2014

Oh wow, that is thrilling, beloved ebook! RT: @James_Hibberd Syfy orders ‘The Expanse’ collection based mostly on ‘Leviathan Wakes’

– Felicia Day (@feliciaday) April eleven, 2014

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