Syfy

Syfy has ordered the “space opera” project “The Expanse” straight to series.

Set 200 years in the future, the 10-episode thriller follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

“The Expanse” is the first series order for producer Alcon Television.

Scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby will exec produce the project. Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company will also exec produce. The two developed the original pitch with Ostby and Fergus.

The series is based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franch. Both will also serve as producers.

Alcon co-founders and co-CEO’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson will serve as executive producers with Sharon Hall, and Alcon Television exec Ben Roberts will serve as co-producer with Ben Cook as producer.

Alcon retains the worldwide distribution rights to the project.

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