The Expanse (2015 - 2016)


Season 1
The Expanse

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The Expanse blends sci-fi elements and detective noir into a visually compelling whole, though it takes a few episodes for the story to capture viewers' intrigue.

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Critic Ratings: 47

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Episodes

Air date: Dec 14, 2015

James Holden and his crew investigate a distress call from a mysterious ship; Detective Miller begins searching for a missing heiress.

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Air date: Dec 15, 2015

Holden and crew fight for survival on a damaged shuttle; Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao; Crisjen Avasarala interrogates a terrorist.

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Air date: Dec 22, 2015

Holden and crew are taken prisoner and begin to turn on one another; Miller deals with rioters; Avasarala plays politics.

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Air date: Dec 29, 2015

Holden and crew are caught in the middle of a battle; Miller's partner goes missing.

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Air date: Jan 5, 2016

Holden and crew make a deal with an unlikely ally; Miller's conspiracy theories about the missing girl continue to grow.

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Air date: Jan 12, 2016

Miller finds revealing information on a hidden data cube; Holden and crew are surprised by their hosts' hidden agenda.

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Air date: Jan 19, 2016

Holden and crew realize they're not alone on the Rocinante; Miller finds a new reason to keep going; Avasarala visits Holden's family.

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Air date: Jan 26, 2016

The Rocinante crew discovers a derelict vessel holding a secret; Holden and Miller cross paths on Eros; Avasarala receives devastating news.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2016

Julie's origin story reveals her trajectory; Holden and Miller team up to investigate a strange emergency happening on Eros.

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Air date: Feb 2, 2016

The crew try to escape Eros, but are trapped as the entire station is put on lockdown; back on earth, Avasarala comes to a shocking realization about the origin of the mystery ships.

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Thomas Jane
Detective Joe Miller

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Steven Strait
Holden

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Shohreh Aghdashloo
Chrisjen Avasarala

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Dominique Tipper
Naomi Nagata

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Cas Anvar
Alex Kamal

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Wes Chatham
Amos Burton

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Florence Faivre
Julie Mao

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Shawn Doyle
Sadavir Errinwright

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Francois Chau
Jules-Pierre Mao

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Andrew A. Kosove
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Broderick Johnson
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Ben Cook
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Hawk Ostby
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Jason F. Brown
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Ty Franck
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Sean Daniel
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Critic Reviews for The Expanse: Season 1

Audience Reviews for The Expanse: Season 1

  • Jan 17, 2023
    This is how you do an adaptation right! loved every second of it.
  • Jan 15, 2023
    what a great scifi show, story, characters, settings. I was hooked from the first episode. I bought the books now because of this show.
  • Jan 15, 2023
    The first season of my favourite live-action series.
  • Jan 15, 2023
    The belter accent annoys most people but the story is good. Occasionally the writers just refuse to let characters say what would fix the current issue in the show. Making the writing a little week from time to time.
  • Jan 09, 2023
    Slow but steady. The pacing in the first season takes its time. The characters have great development. One of the best shows ever, and it just gets better as the seasons progress. Until the last season. That one was rough.
  • Dec 31, 2022
    Seasons 1 and 2 are good
  • Dec 18, 2022
    The Expanse Season 1 does well to set up the Solar System future humans inhabit. The societies that are shown seem real and have their own distinct cultures. The mystery and tension builds throughout its run. Genuinely creepy in places. Thomas Jane as Miller dominates whenever he is on screen. I watched episode 1 and was hooked.
  • Dec 13, 2022
    Wonderful. The detective nailed it. The tech and sets are amazing. Do yourself a favor and don't want the final two seasons (5 & 6) due to a cast member's removal derailing the entire production. There are books.
  • Nov 16, 2022
    This was a really good show in the first two seasons.
  • Oct 14, 2022
    You have to get to episode five as the first few are setting up a complex world with complex characters. After that it all gets going. Well written and well acted. The writers know what they are doing and nothing feels unplanned. It is something that has been sorely missing recently, science fiction for adults. One of the few shows that gets better with every series. If you are expecting constant space battles and gun fights this is not for you. When they do happen they are brutal and have consequences. It is a well crafted show that is worthy of your time.

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