Posted: December 14, 2015
Tonight's the night!
The long awaited premiere of THE EXPANSE - and if the buzz surrounding this series is any indication - you best hang to something. I mean even @TheRealBuzz astronaut Buzz Aldrin is excited!!!
Canadian fans tune in to SPACE for the two night premiere beginning tonight at 10pm Eastern - while future fans south of the border can set their channel to Syfy for the same days & times.
Already with comparisons to the colossal hit GAME OF THRONES - "The first season of THE EXPANSE is based on the book "Leviathan Wakes", the first book in "The Expanse" series of books.
Hundreds of years in the future, humans have colonized the solar system. The U.N. controls Earth. Mars is an independent military power. The planets rely on the resources of the Asteroid Belt, where air and water are more precious than gold.
For decades, tensions have been rising between these three places. Earth, Mars and the Belt are now on the brink of war. And all it will take is a single spark. It is within this future that THE EXPANSE begins. The series follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history."
Golden Globe nominated Thomas Jane (HUNG) and Oscar nominated Shohreh Aghdashloo (HOUSE OF SAND AND FOG) along with relative newcomer Steven Straight star in the 10 episode adventure.
Truth be told it's NL fella Shawn Doyle we'll be watching for. THE EXPANSE was just one of the many reasons he scored a spot on SEA AND BE SCENE TV's ONES TO WATCH List for 2015 ...this series will premiere just under the wire.
It was during our last interview - Mr.Doyle shared these thoughts on his experience in THE EXPANSE ....
"I'm not a big sci fi fan, but the scripts really are page-turners. The quality of the writing is top drawer. I love political thrillers and a good mystery, and this is definitely both those things at redline....
I play Secretary Errinwright, the second-in-command of Earth’s governing body, the UN (we’re way in the future, of course). So far, it’s been a very surreal job…. I show up for a scene every now and then and advise, question or order Christen Avasarala (played by the amazing Shohreh Aghdashloo), as we try to sort out this mess between the various political factions of the solar system."
Oh and keep your eyes peeled for Cape Breton's own Billy MacLellan - he'll be a guest star on this first season THE EXPANSE as well! SABS
For more info on the SPACE broadcast click here
For more info on the Syfy Broadcast click here
Follow Shawn Doyle on Twitter @Shawndoyle
For more features on Shawn Doyle check out...
THE EXPANSE, HOUSE OF CARDS ET. AL., SHAWN DOYLE Finds Himself in FARGO, SHAWN DOYLE News - THE DISAPPEARED & More..., SHAWN DOYLE Gets REIGNed IN, SHAWN DOYLE Joins the Cast of LIZZIE BORDEN, THE DISAPPEARED Held Over, What Happens in VEGAS and More, SHAWN DOYLE 1 Week Brings 2 BIG Awards, FRIDAY FAVOURITE FOUR #FFF, SHAWN DOYLE Pre-Premiere Chat (video) and Shawn Doyle on 'The Disappeared Et. Al (video) his INsights IN 10 (video) and his Cool People Profile, plus "John A. & Beyond Busy" and "On the 'Set' of THE DISAPPEARED"
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