Syfy’s new series The Expanse premiered this week, and the network has released a Q&A video with the cast.
The Expanse is based on the book series by James S.A. Corey and stars Thomas Jane as a detective tasked to track down a missing woman in a solar system set 200 years in the future.
Speaking on what makes The Expanse stand out, star Steven Strait said, “I think what the books and the show capture really well is the cultural differences between Earth and Mars and the belt.”
In the series, humans have colonized both Mars and the surrounding Asteroid belt.
Dominique Tipper, who plays ship engineer Naomi Nagata, says what drew her to the series is how it handles female characters.
“I find in sci-fi,” she said, “they tend to write women characters a lot better than in other genres.”
Check out the video below:
What do you think? Did you see the premiere of The Expanse? Will you keep watching?