The Expanse was one of my favorite new shows of 2016, and getting to talk to the cast is always a pleasure. They stopped by New York Comic Con to preview season 2 of their hit show, which returns in early 2017.
Cast members Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, and Cas Anvar were on hand, along with executive producer Mark Fergus, as well as authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (aka James S.A. Corey).
My table only got a few minutes with Wes and Cas, sadly, but we got almost twenty minutes with Steven and Dominique, which really made for an amazing interview. They talked about what we can expect from the Roci crew in season 2, including Holden and Miller facing the after effects of the radiation they endured. Additionally, Steven specifically talked about Holden dealing with PTSD, and it sounds like he did a lot of research on it so that he could portray it realistically and do it justice.
The big story point that everyone talked about was how our intrepid heroes must figure out how to carry on after witnessing what amounts to genocide at the end of season 1. Apparently we can expect to see some shifts in character dynamics. Wes and Dominique both mentioned that Amos will be forced to confront the kind of person he is without Naomi to act as his moral compass, and Dominique and Steven indicated that something romantic happens with Naomi and Holden.
With everything we learned about season 2, I’m even more excited now than I was when season 1 first ended.
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Jamie has a BA in English with a focus in creative writing from The Ohio State University. She self-published her first novel, The Perils of Long Hair on a Windy Day, which is available through Amazon. She is currently an archivist and lives in New York City with her demon ninja vampire cat. She covers television, books, movies, anime, and conventions in the NYC area.
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