Syfy has renewed its futuristic series The Expanse for a 13-episode second season set to air in early 2017. The series, financed and produced by Alcon Television Group, is set 200 years in the future and follows the search for a missing woman that brings together a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait). As they race across the universe, they uncover a massive conspiracy.
The Expanse, based on the New York Times best-selling book series of the same name, is currently in the middle of its 10-episode first season, airing on Tuesdays at 10 p.m. The series has had strong multiplatform viewership since it premiered earlier this month, with 4.5 million viewers sampling the first episode online and on demand ahead of the show’s TV debut and an average of 1.6 million P2+ linear viewers in its first three episodes, according to Syfy.
“The Expanse is firing on all cylinders creatively, building a passionate fan base among viewers and critics alike, and delivering on Syfy’s promise of smart, provocative science fiction entertainment. We can’t wait to see where the story takes us in season two,” Syfy and Chiller president Dave Howe said in a statement.