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Legendary Nabs International Rights to Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’

Alcon Television Group has inked a deal with Legendary Global Television Distribution to handle international distribution rights for its Syfy series “The Expanse.”

This marks the first property to be sold through Legendary Television’s new worldwide distribution division that is run by recently appointed head, Michael Grindon.

The Expanse,” which is based on a series of science fiction novels from James S.A. Corey, is set 200 years in the future and follows a detective (Steven Strait) and the captain of a rogue ship (Thomas Jane) as they travel across the galaxy to find a missing girl. In the process, they uncover an interstellar conspiracy. The series was developed by “Iron Man” and “Children of Men” scribes Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who serves as executive producers along with Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Sharon Hall, Naren Shankar, Sean Daniel and Jason Brown.

“We are very excited to be involved with a television series of this caliber from the creative team at Alcon Television,” said Grindon. “We believe that ‘The Expanse’ will be an extraordinary series that will captivate viewers around the globe.”

“Andrew (Kosove), Broderick (Johnson) and I have longstanding relationships with the principals at Legendary and are confident their global marketing expertise will be key in building ‘The Expanse’ into a successful international franchise,” said Hall, president of Alcon Television.

Production on the series will begin this fall.

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