The Expanse Explores New Worlds In The Season 4 Trailer

The Expanse: Season 4

by James White |
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Saved from the crushing gravity well of cancellation at the personal behest of Amazon boss Jeff Bezos, sci-fi series The Expanse is, er, expanding its canvas as it rockets into Season 4. Showing up at this year's San Diego Comic-Con for a victory lap, the series also debuted a new trailer, which you can watch below.

In the series, adapted from James SA Corey's novels, we follow the adventures of a plucky crew, trying to navigate a galaxy where humans from Earth, the asteroid belt ("Belters") and Martians have to co-exist... Not always comfortably. Giant companies employ people to transport needed goods and there is political wrangling aplenty. Not to mention a mysterious, powerful and often deadly alien life form.

Things got even more complicated when humanity opened up ancient alien gates to thousands of new planets, where a blood-soaked gold rush begins, igniting new conflicts between Earth, Mars, and the Belt. Meanwhile, on one unexplored planet, the Rocinante crew gets caught in a violent clash between an Earth mining corporation and desperate Belter settlers as deadly new threats from the protomolecule emerge. Check out a clip of the crew landing on the planet, Ilus, below.

With the likes of Steven Strait, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper in the cast, the show will be back on Amazon on 13 December. Our James Dyer will be watching the trailer and clip several times, assuming he has stopped watching theStar Trek: Picardtrailer by now.

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