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Season 1 of The Expanse premiered on December 14, 2015 on SyFy and aired every Tuesday. The first episode was pre-released on November 23, 2015 on on-demand and streaming devices.

The first season is based on the novel Leviathan Wakes by James S. A. Corey. It was developed for television by Alcon Entertainment.

The first season will be 10 episodes and is based on a script by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who are the show's writers and executive producers.

Plot Edit

Based largely on events that take place during the novel Leviathan Wakes, the show follows the crew of the Canterbury, and a lone detective as they try to solve a mystery and prevent the solar system from heading toward all-out war.

Episodes Edit

No. ovr. No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
Miller "Dulcinea" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Terry McDonough 11/23/2015
In the asteroid belt near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice freighter Canterbury investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres, Station, Detective Miller begins an off-the-books investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.
TheExpanse recap 102 "The Big Empty" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Terry McDonough 12/15/2015
Holden and crew fight for survival in a badly damaged shuttle. Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao, as water rationing hits Ceres Station. On Earth, UN Deputy Undersecretary Chrisjen Avasarala interrogates a Belter terrorist.
Remember the Cant "Remember the Cant" Robin Veith Jeff Woolnough 12/15/2015 (online)
12/22/2015 (broadcast)
Holden and crew are taken prisoner aboard the Donnager, the flagship of the Martian Congressional Republic Navy, and begin to turn against each another. While contending with riots on Ceres, Miller connects Julie to the mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. Avasarala engages in a nasty game of politics with an old friend.
CQB "CQB" Naren Shankar Jeff Woolnough 12/15/2015 (online)
12/29/2015 (broadcast)
Holden and crew are caught in the middle of a desperate battle, as mysterious warships attack and board the Donnager. As he pursues Julie Mao, Miller’s partner, Havelock, goes missing.
105 "Back to the Butcher" Dan Nowak Rob Lieberman 1/5/2016
Holden and crew make a deal with an unlikely ally on Tycho Station. Along with his conspiracy theories about Julie Mao, Miller’s obsession with the missing girl intensifies.
TheExpanse recap 106 "Rock Bottom" Jason Ning Robert Lieberman 1/12/2016
Miller discovers revealing information on a hidden data cube. Holden and crew arrive at Tycho Station, surprised by their host’s hidden agenda.
TheExpanse recap 107 "Windmills" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck Bill Johnson 1/19/2016
Holden and crew realize they’re not alone on the Rocinante and find themselves up against a Martian military blockade. Believing all is lost, Miller finds a new reason to forge ahead. Avasarala visits Holden’s family in Montana.
TheExpanse gallery 108Recap 04 "Salvage" Robin Veith Bill Johnson 1/26/2016
The crew of the Rocinante discovers a derelict vessel holding a secret that may destroy humankind. Holden and crew are led to Eros, where they finally cross paths with Miller, only to make a horrifying discovery. On Earth, Avasarala receives devastating news.
TheExpanse gallery 109Recap 01 "Critical Mass" Robin Veith & Dan Nowak & Naren Shankar Terry McDonough 2/2/2016
A flashback to Julie's origin story reveals her trajectory. Holden and Miller finally meet and team up to get to the bottom of the strange emergency situation happening on Eros. As the true horror of the events on Eros is revealed, an ailing Holden and Miller must overcome incredible odds if they hope to live to fight another day.
TheExpanse recap 110 "Leviathan Wakes" Mark Fergus & Hawk Otsby Terry McDonough 2/2/2016
Miller, Holden and his crew fight their way to the Rocinante to escape Eros. On Earth, Avasarala fears for the stability of Earth’s government and her family’s safety.

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Trivia Edit

  • The Avasarala character does not appear in Leviathan Wakes, but for context to illustrate the conflict between Earth, Mars, and the Belt, scenes were added with some based partly on events in Caliban's War.
  • Shawn Doyle was added to the main cast bill beginning with the episode "The Big Empty" and onwards.
  • Chad L. Coleman was credited in the episode "Windmills" but did not make an appearance.
  • Sets were built in a sound stage in Toronto that were 3 stories high and occupied 80,000 sqft.
  • There was no pilot episode - SyFy ordered all 10 episodes of the first season at once.
  • The second season was ordered before the first season begun airing.
  • Syfy released the episodes 1, 3 & 4 online before their actual airing.


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