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Jaime Carrillo

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Published Dec 16, 2020   Updated Oct 18, 2021, 12:14 pm CDT

Hundreds of years in the future, humanity’s arm stretches far into space. The frontier is the home of conflict for the three super powers in the solar system, and it seems like a powder-keg is about to explode. The Expanse is the latest thrilling sci-fi you’re not watching yet.

The United Nations of Earth, The Martian Congressional Republic of Mars, and the Outer Planets Alliance are in almost constant conflict. As tensions rise, a detective and a ship’s captain race against time as they come together to track down a missing woman. Little do these heroes know that their investigation may expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Here’s everything you need to know to stream The Expanse.

What is The Expanse?

The show originally premiered on SyFy. After the second season, the channel did not renew the show because of restrictive distribution arrangements. It was then picked up by Amazon after a popular online petition circulated.

  • Launched: December 2015
  • Airtime: Season 5 premieres December 16
  • Channel: Prime Video
  • Genre: Sci-fi action drama
  • Starring: Thomas Jane as Joe Miller, Steven Strait as James Holden, Cas Anvar as Alex Kamal, Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata, Wes Chatham as Amos Burton, Paulo Costanzo as Shed Garvey, Florence Faivre as Julie Mao Shawn Doyle as Sadavir Errinwright, Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala, Frankie Adams as Bobbie Draper, Cara Gee as Camina Drummer, Nadine Nicole as Clarissa Melpomene Mao, Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros, Jasai Chase Owens as Felip Inaros
  • Seasons: 5

The Expanse Reviews

What the critics are saying:

  • “Complicated as this set-up might read, the sheer gorgeousness of “The Expense” goes quite a distance toward shoring up a person’s commitment to it, as do the performances. … A heavily serialized show like this one will never be easily accessible to newcomers who drop into mid-voyage. Ergo, to say that this previous description provides all you need to know to get up to speed is not quite accurate. But it does help that these new episodes reconfigure the grid a bit and simplify the plot.” -Melanie McFarland, Salon

How to stream The Expanse

The Expanse is available exclusively on Amazon Prime Video.

Amazon Prime Video is one of the most popular streaming services available. This is in large part because it comes complimentary with every Prime membership. If you’re addicted to 2-day shipping and binging TV shows, it’s one of the best-streaming destinations. There are plenty of exclusives that make having access to the library worth having. These include Good Omens, The Man in the High Castle, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Transparent, The Tick, and of course, The Expanse. Best of all, if you’re a student, you can get six months free before you commit for the rest of the year.

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*First Published: Dec 16, 2020, 2:25 pm CST