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The Expanse: Season 2 (2017)




Critic Consensus: The Expanse's second season offers more of the show's excellent signature production values while increasing character development and politically thrilling narratives.


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The second season of the sci-fi drama series opens with the introduction of several Martian military characters, including Bobbie Draper (Frankie Adams), one of the loudest voices promoting war against Earth. Meanwhile, Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) survives an assassination attempt and ramps up the war between Earth and Mars. On the Rocinante, Holden (Steven Strait) and Miller (Thomas Jane) recover from the radiation poisoning they got on Eros and decide to store the dangerous Protomolecule in an abandoned asteroid mine for future study. Together with Fred Johnson (Chad L. Coleman), Holden and Miller go on a mission to avenge the Eros genocide, only to make a disturbing discovery: An interplanetary conspiracy is trying to control the Protomolecule and use it as a weapon against alien life forces—and the genocide on Eros was the result of a deployment test! Their mission becomes that of finding a way to stop the conspirators once and for all, by any means necessary.


Thomas Jane
as Detective Miller
Shohreh Aghdashloo
as Chrisjen Avasarala
Cas Anvar
as Alex Kamal
Dominique Tipper
as Naomi Nagata
Wes Chatham
as Amos Burton
Jonathan Banks
as Executive Officer
Paulo Costanzo
as Shed Garvey
Chad L. Coleman
as Fred Johnson
Jared Harris
as Anderson Dawes
Jay Hernandez
as Dimitri Havelock
Frankie Adams
as Bobbie Draper
Shawn Doyle
as Sadavir Errinwright
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Critic Reviews for The Expanse: Season 2

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (4)

The show's epic scope... remains intact, as well as its always impressive production values and effects. But there's more focus to the first four episodes of the season than expected, thanks to more of the characters uniting in proximity to similar goals.

February 2, 2017 | Rating: A- | Full Review…

Should you watch The Expanse? I would say, "Hell Yeah!," and give it 4.5 stars out of 5.

July 17, 2017 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

The show's scope is contracting rather than expanding. And a series I liked with reservations has become one I enjoy more or less completely.

February 23, 2017 | Full Review…

I happen to be someone who likes this sort of thing, but The Expanse season two is a much better version of that thing now that everyone knows what's up and can take action accordingly.

February 3, 2017 | Full Review…

If well-researched science fiction is your bag, season two of The Expanse is sure to thrill, confound, and delight in equal measure. Just make sure you're paying attention.

February 3, 2017 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

Its willingness to mix up tones, and even its protagonists, has been laudable. The writers have reached a point where you can tell they feel completely confident in the world they've created and can do whatever they choose within it.

March 29, 2017 | Full Review…

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The writing and acting pitfalls from Season 1 unfortunately continued into this season. On the other hand, the characters got a bit more complex and the story became a bit more exciting. They better up their game in Season 3!!


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