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Syfy’s gamble on creating its most expensive series yet has paid off.

The Expanse has been renewed for a second season, the network announced Thursday.

The Expanse is firing on all cylinders creatively, building a passionate fan base among viewers and critics alike, and delivering on Syfy’s promise of smart, provocative science fiction entertainment. We can’t wait to see where the story takes us in season two,” said Dave Howe, President of Syfy and Chiller.

The 10-episode space drama, which debuted Dec. 14, is set 200 years in the future and 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 to expose “the greatest conspiracy in human history.” The series is based on the popular New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, by James S. A. Corey.

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