Syfy Greenlights Series Based on James S.A. Corey's Leviathan Wakes

Posted on April 13, 2014

Cover of Leviathan Wakes by James S.A. Corey

Syfy has greenlit a new space opera series called The Expanse which will be based on James S.A. Corey's bestselling novels. The first book in the series is called Leviathan Wakes. The story is set 200 years in the future when humanity has colonized beyond the Earth. But those that live in the outer asteroid belt have life much harder than those who live on the inner planets. Leviathan Wakes was nominated in 2012 for the Hugo Award for best novel and for the Locus Award for best sci-fi novel.

Syfy has ordered 10 episodes of the show, but no casting has been announced. Oscar-nominated screenwriters Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Children of Men, Iron Man) are set to write and executive produce the series. Syfy is really getting into original series. It has already given orders for new series 12 Monkeys, Olympus, Dominion, and Z Nation.

Syfy President Dave Howe had this to say about the project, "The Expanse is epic in scale and scope and promises to be Syfy's most ambitious series to date. Bringing this coveted book franchise to television with our partners at Alcon and the Sean Daniel Co. is a giant win for Syfy, reinforcing our overall strategy to produce bold, provocative and compelling sci-fi fantasy stories."

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