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Steven Strait

Steven Strait in 2009

Shohreh Aghdashloo

Shohreh Aghdashloo in 2008

More big news on SyFy's upcoming The Expanse TV series: American actor Steven Strait will star as Holden, and Iranian American actor Shohreh Aghdashloo will play Avasarala![1] This comes in addition to last month's reveal of Thomas Jane starring as Miller.

Steven Strait starred in the two-season TV series Magic City, and has also starred in the 2012 sci-fi thriller After. Aghdashloo was nominated for an Academy Award for her performance in House of Sand and Fog (2003) and won a Primetime Emmy for the HBO miniseries House of Saddam (2008), both awarded for her work as supporting actress; in the sci-fi department she had a minor role in X-Men: The Last Stand.

All three cast members are slightly younger than their book counterparts – Strait (28) plays Holden (30), Aghdashloo (62) plays Avasarala (in her seventies) and Jane (45) plays Miller (49) – but not much.

More interesting is the fact that the cast for the 10 episode series so far includes characters from the two first books, Leviathan Wakes and Caliban's War, which suggests that we will not get a full season treatment for each book.

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