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'The Expanse' on SyFy is like 'Game of Thrones' in space

SyFy has just released a trailer for its upcoming series "The Expanse," which sees a hardened detective and a rogue captain race across the solar system to expose a conspiracy.

A lot of people would say "Game of Thrones" has already cemented itself as one of the best TV series of all time, but I can't help but wonder sometimes if it would be even better if it was set in outer space.

That's sort of the premise behind SyFy's upcoming series "The Expanse," which many are billing as "Game of Thrones in space." On Thursday, SyFy released a trailer for "The Expanse" that suggests the show will be pretty exciting, and could easily top sci-fi fans' must-watch list for 2015.

"The Expanse" is based on a space opera novel called "Leviathan Wakes," the first in a series of at least nine books by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, who jointly use the pen name James S. A. Corey. "Leviathan Wakes" has earned a ton of praise from book critics and even "Game of Thrones" writer George R.R. Martin himself, who called the book a "really kick-ass space opera."

According to SyFy, the series follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history. Intriguing, no?

The first season of "The Expanse" will have 10 episodes, and is set to debut on the SyFy channel sometime in 2015. Watch the trailer embedded at the top of this post -- if you're not in the US you can see a version here -- and let the excitement for the series hold you over until whenever it debuts.

(Via Tor)