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Old 12-31-2015, 01:59 PM   #16
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SyFy has renewed The Expanse for a 13 episode run second season slated to air in Q1 2017. Surprising to me that the number of online views of the series has more than tripled that of the linear TV viewings.

The network (Corporate owner of Blastr -Ed) has ordered a 13-episode second season, which is expected to premiere in early 2017. For those keeping count, that’s three more episodes than we got in Season 1. If you’re not watching it, you should be — it fills that Battlestar Galactica void nicely, with a splash of Blade Runner mixed in for good measure.

Set 200 years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. The first four episodes are a tense build to some major action, and the back half of the debut season looks to take off (no pun intended) in a big way.

“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.

The series is currently airing Tuesday nights on Syfy (the first four episodes have also been released online for a mini-binge), and the network notes it has garnered strong multi-platform viewership since its December 14 debut, with 4.5 million viewers sampling the first episode on, On Demand and digital outlets prior to the series’ linear premiere, along with an average of 1.6 million P2+ linear viewers (L+3) across the first three episodes.
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