The Syfy channel has given us our first look at the next season of The Expanse, and let us know when we’ll be able to check out what the crew of the spaceship Rocinante is up to next: April 11th.
Based on the novels by James S.A. Corey, The Expanse is a science fiction show set in a populated solar system roughly a century in the future, in which the destruction of an ice mining ship nearly triggered a war, all to cover up the existence of an alien substance known as the protomolecule.
The second season finished adapting the first novel, and began tackling the story of the second novel in the series, Caliban’s War, in which the solar system is pushed further towards all-out war.
This brief teaser hints at what to expect in the coming season: An unseen narrator says that everyone makes mistakes, and that “Each of us has regrets, demons, a past that haunts us,” and that it’s time to decide whether or not those mistakes will inform our future decisions. The line follows up the events of last season’s finale. In those two episodes, the crew of the Rocinante were forced to confront some of their problems, namely Naomi Nagata handing over their sample of the alien substance to the leader of a political faction, betraying the trust of her friends. The narrator goes on to say that they’ll not only have to face their enemies, but themselves as well, as everyone in the system vies for control the protomolecule.
The show’s third season is poised to finish out adapting Caliban’s War, and is expected to begin adapting the third novel, Abbadon’s Gate. The show is also picking up a couple of notable actors: for this third season: David Strathairn (Good Night, and Good Luck and Alphas), and Elizabeth Mitchell (LOST, V, and Once Upon a Time).
The Expanse will return to Syfy on April 11th.