Syfy has been trying to capture us with a new space opera since ‘Battlestar Galactica‘ and while the ‘Ascension‘ miniseries had potential and both ‘Dark Matter’ and ‘Killjoys‘ were fun, it looks like ‘The Expanse’ might be what we’ve been waiting for. A sexy space drama with mystery and suspense might not be the first thing you think of when wanting a show to replace ‘Battlestar Galactica’ in your heart. At its very core, the series could have taken place in any setting as it was the human drama that brought us in and ‘The Expanse’ looks to be delivering on just that.

You can check out the first episode here!

As a bonus the network has also released 18 promotional photos which we have to share with you if you’re unable to watch the episode now but want to get a feeling for the visual tone of the series.

I have to admit that I love how the look of this series is shaping up. Visually it feels like ‘Battlestar Galactica’ meets ‘Firefly’ and hits all the high notes. I really hope they’ve got a winner on their hands here as there just isn’t enough quality television set in space these days.

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An epic drama series based on the bestselling book series of the same name, The Expanse is set 200 years in the future after mankind has colonized space. The case of a missing young woman leads a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain across the solar system that will uncover the greatest conspiracy in human history.

‘The Expanse’ is set to premiere on Syfy on Monday, December 14 at 10PM ET/PT with the second episode being released on Tuesday, December 15 at 10PM ET/PT. The series will then regularly air Tuesdays at 10PM ET/PT for the remainder of its 10-hour season.