I just caught the teaser that Syfy has released for their upcoming new series titled The Expanse. To be honest, after having read the series and knowing what takes place, either they’re leaving a ton of shit out of the preview or they’re leaving a ton of shit out of the show!
Syfy’s tagline for the series goes like this:
“‘The Expanse‘ follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.”
Along with the teaser, apparently Syfy gave EW a pic of a couple having sex while free-floating in space. That and the primary characters seem to be much younger than I thought they should be. Just these two factors alone worry me.
The Expanse is actually the title of a series of books written by “James S.A. Corey,” the pen name for two writers who collaborated on the story. The tagline refers directly to the story of the first book of the series, titled Leviathan Wakes.
(Tidbit: The pen name James S.A. Corey is for writers Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck. The first and last name is taken from Abraham’s and Franck’s middle names, respectively, and S. A. are the initials of Abraham’s daughter.)
And there’s an underlying plot point that the teaser is completely ignoring or, god forbid, has been pulled from the story line. Which I am hoping they don’t pull it. But if they had included this missing plot point in the trailer, it would possibly have taken a different direction than what this teaser implies.
And to be honest, the tensions you see demonstrated in the video are a mere background facet to the primary plot.
Yes, I’m talking around the point to not spoil anything, but if you must, my book review for The Expanse series are up on my site here
This book series is so good that I actually pay the full-price for the Kindle e-books, and if you know me, you know I rarely do that considering there’s zero shipping and handling costs associated with e-books.
Release or Premiere Date?:
For some reason Syfy is playing their game of not announcing a release/premiere date for the show. It’s an old game of theirs but what we do know is it comes out in 2015 and more than likely, in the latter half or maybe as a summer show.
I hope they stay true to the story and I’m looking forward to see what they actually do with it.