Watch The Expanse Episode 1 in Full

Syfy releases The Expanse Episode 1 online

Syfy’s highly-anticipated space thriller The Expanse will launch with a two-night premiere starting tonight, Monday, December 14 at 10PM (ET/PT), and continuing Tuesday, December 15. The epic drama from Alcon TV is based on the international best-selling book series of the same name and will regularly air on Tuesdays at 10PM for the remainder of its 10-episode first season.

The most ambitious series in Syfy history, The Expanse is set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system. A hardened detective (Thomas Jane, “Hung”) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait, “Magic City”) come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Emmy® winner and Oscar nominee Shohreh Aghdashloo (“House of Saddam,” House of Sand and Fog) also stars as Chrisjen Avasarala, a smart and cunning politician who has risen in the ranks of Earth’s governing body without once standing for election.

Rounding out the cast are Dominique Tipper (“Vampire Academy”), Cas Anvar (“Olympus”), Wes Chatham (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay) and Florence Faivre (“Alpha House,” “The Following”). Jonathan Banks (“Better Call Saul,” “Breaking Bad”), Paulo Costanzo (“Royal Pains”), and Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad, “Gang Related”) will appear as guest stars throughout the series’ first season.

Award-winning director Terry McDonough (“Breaking Bad,” “Suits,” “Better Call Saul”) directed the first two episodes of the series. Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of MenIron Man) wrote the pilot and serve as writers as well as executive producers. Fergus and Ostby are showrunners, alongside fellow executive producer Naren Shankar (“CSI,” “Farscape”).