Syfy has renewed its newest sci-fi drama “The Expanse” for a second season, the cable network announced Thursday.
“The Expanse” is currently four episodes into its first season, with five more to air in 2016.
Set 200 years in the future, the show follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.
The series is based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey).
“‘The Expanse’ is firing on all cylinders creatively, building a passionate fan base among viewers and critics alike, and delivering on Syfy’s promise of smart, provocative science fiction entertainment,” said Syfy President Dave Howe in a statement. “We can’t wait to see where the story takes us in season two.”
The show debuted to 1.2 million viewers, with the latest episode averaging 0.6 million.
“The Expanse” airs Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET on Syfy.