Netflix Takes Global Rights To Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’

the-expanseAfter an extended delay, Syfy’s The Expanse is coming to the UK.

Netflix has inked a deal with Legendary Global Television Distribution for global rights (excluding the United States, Canada and New Zealand) to the space opera, it was announced today. The show’s first season will premiere on the streaming service next month.

The Expanse is set two hundred years in the future, after mankind has colonized the solar system. The series tells the story of a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain who come together for what starts as the case of a missing young woman and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

The ten part drama, which is hailed as “the most ambitious series in Syfy history”, is based on the book series of the same name and was devised by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown. The Expanse is produced by Alcon TV and stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham, Florence Faivre. Jonathan Banks, Paulo Costanzo and Jay Hernandez. Syfy has already renewed the series for a second season, which is set to premiere in 2017.

News of this global deal for The Expanse comes mere hours after TVWise reported that Netflix UK has also swooped for exclusive rights to The CW’s new supernatural drama series Frequency.