Space announced today a ground-breaking multi-platform series premiere strategy for the new galactic drama THE EXPANSE. Beginning today, and nearly three weeks before its exclusive broadcast debut on Space on Monday, Dec. 14 at 10 p.m. ET, the premiere episode of this highly anticipated series is available for streaming on Space.ca, and Space’s Youtubechannel and Facebook. For a look at THE EXPANSE premiere, click here.
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To amplify the launch strategy for THE EXPANSE, Space has teamed up withShazam for an exciting, Canadian-first initiative making the debut episode accessible via television integration within the popular mobile app. The partnership marks the first time ever in Canada that Shazam has premiered a full episode in advance of its television broadcast, and the second ever activation of its kind in North America. Viewers can access the premiere episode of THE EXPANSE by activating a Shazam-enabled, Space-produced, on-air promo spot of the much-anticipated series.
Additionally, as a companion to this mind-bending sci-fi adventure, Space’s flagship series INNERSPACE delivers INNERSPACE: AFTER THE EXPANSE now available exclusively at Space.ca. Hosted by INNERSPACE’s Ajay Fry, Morgan Hoffman, and Teddy Wilson, the after-show features exclusive interviews with the cast, episode recaps, Canadian-exclusive sneak peeks, and more. The broadcast debut ofINNERSPACE: AFTER THE EXPANSE also airs on Monday, Dec. 14 at 11 p.m. ET, following the television premiere of THE EXPANSE, exclusively on Space.
“As viewing habits continue to evolve, Bell Media continues to explore innovative new ways to deliver programming to our viewers,” said Tracey Pearce, Senior Vice-President, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “With its multi-platform premiere release, including a first-of-its-kind Canadian partnership with Shazam, and INNERSPACE’s brand new after-show, viewers have unparalleled access to this remarkable new series, THE EXPANSE.”
Airing exclusively in Canada on Space, the 10-episode, one-hour drama THE EXPANSE debuts with a two-night broadcast premiere event Monday, Dec. 14 andTuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. ET, before moving into its regular Tuesdays at 10 p.m. ET timeslot beginning Dec. 22.
Based on the international best-selling book series of the same name, THE EXPANSE takes place 200 years in the future after humankind has colonized the solar system. Shot in Toronto, THE EXPANSE stars Thomas Jane (HUNG) as a hardened detective who must join together with a rogue ship’s captain (Steven Strait, MAGIC CITY) for what begins as the case of a missing young woman, and evolves into a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Emmy® winner and Oscar®-nominated Shohreh Aghdashloo (House of Sand and Fog) also stars as a smart and cunning politician who has risen through the ranks of Earth’s governing body. Rounding out the principal cast are Dominique Tipper (Vampire Academy), Cas Anvar (OLYMPUS), Wes Chatham (The Hunger Games: Mockingjay), and Florence Faivre (THE FOLLOWING). Guest stars in Season 1 include Jonathan Banks (BETTER CALL SAUL, BREAKING BAD), Paulo Costanzo (ROYAL PAINS), and Jay Hernandez (Suicide Squad).
THE EXPANSE is produced and financed by Alcon Television Group and distributed by Legendary Television Distribution, a business unit of Legendary Entertainment.