'The Expanse' Renewed for Second Season on SyFy

SyFy has renewed "The Expanse" for a 13-episode second season, which is set to bow in early 2017.

"'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," Dave Howe, President, Syfy and Chiller, said in a statement.

The series, which is based on the bestselling novels by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, debuted on December 14, pulling in 4.5 million viewers on SyFy.com. The show averaged 1.6 million P2+ linear viewers over its first three episode.

Set 200 years in the future, the series follows Detective Miller (Thomas Jane), Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) and Holden (Steven Strait) as they become embroiled in what Syfy calls “the greatest conspiracy in human history. The first season finds Miller and Holden, an officer on an ice-carrying freighter, racing across the solar system after a missing heiress, while Avasarala — a political family legacy — climbs the ranks of Earth’s governing body. Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Florence Falvre also star.

"The Expanse" airs Tuesdays at 10 pm EST on SyFy.

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