The release date for The Expanse season 2 — February 1, 2017
This article has the most up-to-date info on the status of The Expanse season 2 as we continuously monitor the news to keep you in the know. Syfy has scheduled the premiere date for a new season for February 1, 2017.
Info, storyline and cast
The Expanse is a new sci-fi and mystery television series, a space opera based on the bestselling book series by James S.A.Corey. Produced by Penguin in a Parka, SeanDanielCo and Alcon Entertainment, the series came out on SyFy on November 23, 2015.
The story is set in the future, 200 years from our days, with the Solar system colonized by humans. The multi-storyline plot takes us to three different places with three absorbing stories unfolding in front of our eyes. There`s a search for a missing young woman led by detective Miller (Thomas Jane), a terrible incident on an ice freighter, which might destabilize Earth, Mars and the Belt, and the freighter`s first officer James Holden (Steven Strait) has to manage the consequences. Simultaneously, UN executive Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) is working desperately to prevent the war between Mars and Earth. Soon enough we find out that all these events are parts of a dangerous large-scale conspiracy that threatens the very existence of humanity.
Audience reception and chances of renewal
Fans of the science fiction genre are predominantly very happy to see a series of this quality and scale come out, calling it old-school sci-fi. SyFy`s ambitious project`s storyline is brilliant, and while we can mostly credit the book author for that, we can also certainly praise the series` creators for sticking to the story. The attention to detail, multifaceted characters, beautiful camera work, and many other positive qualities of the series are universally praised. It would seem that the series has great potential, and its renewal is almost imminent. However, The Expanse`s ratings haven`t been that impressive at all, with a 1,02 million viewers for the series premiere. Meanwhile, the series has already been renewed, with the writing for the second season having started prior to the freshman season premiere. Perhaps the numbers will pick up later on in the season, but you have to stay tuned to the network news to see how this contradictory situation might get resolved.
UPDATED November 11, 2016: On February 1, 2017 at 10pm the epic interplanetary adventure continues on an even grander scale when the second season of The Expanse space opera is launched on SyFy. The intense standoff between Earth and Mars is on the verge of turning into a full-blown war, and the gripping new season two trailer attests to the fact that we have a promising season ahead. Sign up for our updates, and receive a reminder of The Expanse season 2 premiere a day in advance.
The Expanse Season 2 Trailer