Syfy’s The Expanse To Become Graphic Novel Exploring ‘Origins’

The Expanse: Origins original graphic novel will explore the early life of Detective Miller and the Rocinante crew.

Alcon Entertainment, whose TV arm is part of the production team behind the Syfy hit, The Expanse, has partnered with BOOM! Studios to create an original graphic novel called The Expanse: Origins, featuring an all-new story from series creator and original novel author, James S.A. Corey. The softcover graphic novel will collect the earlier 4-issue digital limited series penned by writers Hallie Lambert and Georgia Lee, who also write for the show, together with the new tale.

“We wanted to take a peek at who our beloved crew was before the Rocinante,” says Lee. “The show hints that each has painful secrets. The Expanse: Origins gives us clues as to what those might be, and why our heroes ultimately find home in each other.”

“Writing comics exercises different creative muscles than writing for television,” says Lambert. “I grew up reading and loving comics and graphic novels, but having this opportunity to write them has given me a whole new perspective and appreciation for the art form.”

The collection ties directly into the show’s canon by exploring the early stories of James Holden, Naomi Nagata, Amos Burton, and Alex Kamal, and the new Corey story follows the untold origins of Detective Miller. A special edition of the original graphic novel available exclusively at Barnes & Noble outlets will include 16 extra pages of bonus material, including a writers’ commentary and process art.

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“Working with James S. A. Corey and the rest of the team to create meaningful new stories in the world of The Expanse: Origins was a thrill and privilege,” says Cameron Chittock, series editor at BOOM! Studios. “I can’t wait for fans to see what they’ve uncovered, particularly for everyone’s favorite detective.”

The Expanse: Origins original graphic novel features a cover by The Rahzzah of Marvel’s Luke Cage and artwork, inking, and coloring by Huang Danlan, Triona Farrell, and Juan Useche. The collection will be available for sale in February 2018.