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"Earth is over, Mr. Holden." note 
"In the 23rd century, humans have colonized the Solar System. The UN controls Earth. Mars is an independent military power. The Inner Planets depend on the resources of the Asteroid Belt. Belters live and work in space. In the Belt, air and water are more precious than gold. For decades, tensions have been rising. Earth, Mars and the Belt are now on the brink of war. All it will take is a single spark."
Opening Scroll, "Dulcinea"

A space opera and mystery series based on the book series of the same name written by James S. A. Corey.

About two hundred years from now, humanity has colonized the Moon, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt. Ships traverse the Solar System as far out as Saturn, mostly to scavenge for ice from the planet's ring system, but closer in, they facilitate trade, commerce and transportation among the Inner Planets. The current state of affairs is tense, as Earth and Mars compete with each other for dominance in the Solar System while the residents of the Asteroid Belt ("Belters") feel they are being exploited by the "Inners" who buy the resources they mine. Meanwhile, a young woman named Juliette Mao, the daughter of a corporate magnate, has disappeared. What exactly her disappearance means to interplanetary affairs is uncovered as the series progresses.


The show aired for three seasons on Syfy from 2015 to 2018. Amazon Studios has officially picked the series up for additional seasons; Season 4 debuted on Prime Video on December 13, 2019. The show has already been renewed for a fifth season.

Has its own separate character sheet.

A four issue digital prequel Comic Book series called The Expanse: Origins was released in 2017.

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