Fans of Thomas Jane (The Punisher, Hung) rejoice! The star is now set to star in the new SyFy Chanel space opera, The Expanse. The 10-episode show is based off the successful book series by Daniel Abraham and James S.A. Corey (aka Ty Franck). The two will be producers on the show to help keep the feel of the books.
Thomas Jane will portray Detective Miller, a “world-weary” detective who works for a corporate security force that acts as the law enforcement in an area of space known as “The Belt.” “The Belt” is located between Mars and Jupiter, and Miller is a long-standing resident.
Executive Vice President of Original Content for Syfy, Bill McGoldrick had this to say:
Thomas Jane is exactly the type of high caliber actor we hoped this project would attract. The intelligence and nuance he brings to every performance is perfect for the role of Miller.
Will The Expanse help fill that void left behind by Farscape, Battlestar Galactica and the Stargate franchise? Fingers crossed my fellow Fangirls.