2015 looks to be an amazing year, entertainment-wise, especially if you’re a science fiction fan. Many of us at SWCP are, unashamedly so, and we are all incredibly excited by the trailer for a new series coming out on Syfy, The Expanse. It’s set in a future where the stars are still out of reach but the Asteroid Belt has been settled by a diverse and rowdy human civilization. But the story is a grim, far-reaching noir mystery, with all life at stake.
The trailer looks great; dark, gritty, intense, and claustrophobically, awesomely realistic, including the zero-g scenes. If the series does justice to the book, Leviathan Wakes, it should be an edge-of-your-seat thriller with a monstrosity as grotesque and horrific as anything in the Alien franchise. We’d be excited about it anyway, but we’re proud and thrilled that the book was co-authored by none other than our former director of Technical Support, Daniel Abraham. With fellow author Ty Franck, together they (under the pen name of James S.A. Corey) have published four books in the series so far. Hopefully, the Syfy series is just the beginning of a long television run.
So belt yourself into your acceleration couches, and check the trailer out here. It’s going to be a hell of a ride, and the countdown has started.