Hung alum Thomas Jane has been cast as one of the leads in Syfy’s upcoming 10 episode space-opera series The Expanse.
The Expanse set two hundred years in the future and follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
Thomas Jane will play the world-weary Detective Miller, a native of “the Asteroid Belt” between Mars and Jupiter, in The Expanse. He works for a corporate security force operating as the law in The Belt. Ragged, in search of something even he can’t identify, Miller remains a dedicated cop with great instincts who discovers a newfound sense of purpose when he’s put in charge of the investigation into a missing heiress.
“Thomas Jane is exactly the type of high caliber actor we hoped this project would attract. The intelligence and nuance he brings to every performance is perfect for the role of Miller”, said Bill McGoldrick, Syfy’s Executive Vice President of Original Content.
Based on the book series of the same name, The Expense was adapted by Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby who serve as executive producers alongside Sharon Hall, Andrew Kosove. Broderick Johnson and Naren Shankar. Alcon Television Group produces the 10 episode series, which marks Syfy’s return to the space-opera genre and is expected to air on the network in 2015.