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Syfy Releases First 4 Episodes of ‘The Expanse’ Online + On Demand

Syfy Releases First 4 Episodes of 'The Expanse' Online + On Demand

Syfy has announced that, following the conclusion of last night’s airing of the second episode of its *epic* new series “The Expanse,” episodes 1-4 of the critically-acclaimed series have been made available online at and On Demand cable, satellite and telco TV platforms. The move makes the series’ third and fourth episodes available in advance of their Syfy linear premieres on December 22 and 29.

An epic 10-part series called “a real kickass spaceship show, done right” by George R.R. Martin, “The Expanse” airs regularly on Syfy on Tuesdays at 10PM ET/PT.

The release of Episodes 1-4 follows the successful pre-linear debut of the series’ first episode, which was sampled 4.4 million times during its November 23 to December 14 run on, On Demand platforms and numerous digital outlets.
Said Sara Moscowitz, Senior Vice President, Brand and Strategic Marketing, Syfy: “By giving viewers the opportunity to watch Episodes 3 and 4 early, we’re not only providing a little holiday gift for the series’ existing fans, but we’re also allowing new viewers who’ve heard about ‘The Expanse’ to catch up on the series. With the potential to hook a broad audience over the holidays, we hope to debut Episode 5 to a committed, passionate fan base on January 5.”
Set 200 years in the future, “The Expanse” follows the case of a missing young woman that brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait) together in a race across the solar system that will expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. The series is based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as “The Expanse,” written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey).

Dominique Tipper and Chad Coleman both are part of the ensemble cast.

Tipper plays a character named Naomi Nagata. Her character’s bio reads: Growing up on poor Belter mining ships meant that Naomi’s early life was lived on a knife’s edge: nearly suffocating, starving, and becoming marooned were regular occurrences throughout her childhood. Self-educated with multiple advanced degrees, and having risen to the rank of Chief Engineer aboard the ice hauler Canterbury (which supplies water for the Asteroid Belt’s residents), she appears to be a model Belter success story, though she carries with her a secret pain. She is cagey about her past, even with her closest friends. She abhors violence, but has witnessed enough injustice to understand the necessity of it. Her complicated relationship with violence and her troubled history have lead to an unlikely friendship with the Canterbury’s mechanic, Amos Burton

Meanwhile, Coleman plays Fred Lucius Johnson. His character’s bio reads: The Chief of Operations at Tycho Station’s colossal mobile construction platform, Frederick Lucius Johnson oversees the construction of space stations, the spinning up of asteroids, and in recent years the construction of mankind’s first generation starship: the Nauvoo. A retired Colonel with the UN Marines, Fred is notorious for his involvement in a UN military action that will live on in infamy. Since his disgrace he has sought solace and penance working to better the life of Belters all over the system. Fred is an outspoken advocate for the Outer Planets Alliance, a Belter advocacy group who seek legitimacy, but are often accused of terrorism.

To watch the first 4 episodes online now, visit

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