‘Hung’ Star Thomas Jane Cast as Lead on Syfy’s ‘Expanse’

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TCA 2014: Also, Terry McDonough will direct the new show’s pilot

Syfy announced that Thomas Jane will star in its upcoming series, “The Expanse,” during Monday’s Television Critics Association press tour.

Additionally, veteran television director Terry McDonough will direct the pilot for the series based on the international best-selling book series.

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Set to premiere in 2015, the thriller is set 200 years in the future. It follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective, Det. Miller (Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Represented by Paradigm, Jane is best known for his starring role on HBO’s “Hung.” His movie credits include “The Mist,” “Deep Blue Sea” and “Face/Off.”

McDonough is considered one of the best drama directors in the business. His many credits include “Breaking Bad,” “Hell on Wheels” and “The Street.” He’s represented by CAA.

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Syfy gave “The Expanse” a straight-to-series order back in April. Developed by Sean Daniel and Jason Brown, who also serve as executive producers, the series pilot will be written by Academy Award-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron‘s “Children of Men,” “Iron Man”). Fergus and Ostby will continue to serve as writers and executive producers on the series. It’s being produced by Alcon Television Group.