It’s The Expanse, but not as you know it

The Expanse
Pictured: Shohreh Aghdashloo in The Expanse and her avatar in The Expanse: A Telltale Series
// The series that did what Game of Thrones couldn't lives on.
Fergus Halliday
Sep 27, 2023
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Published on September 27, 2023

For all intents and purposes, The Expanse: A Telltale Series is an interactive instalment of the series that shares a name and setting with it.

Featuring Cara Gee and Shohreh Aghdashloo, the game is a prequel that peeks into the backstories of fan favourites and provides newcomers with a more gentle entry point into the universe. More than anything else, it’s a showcase for the specific type of nuanced and grounded storytelling that sets The Expanse apart from the likes of Ahsoka.

It’s also the perfect excuse and/or reminder for those thinking of revisiting, finishing off or finally checking out Amazon Prime’s premiere science fiction saga.

Based on the books penned by James S.A. Corey, The Expanse is a science fiction epic that deals with both the political issues that emerge as mankind expands across the stars and the people who get caught up in the gears of those conflicts. The series features an ensemble cast with familiar faces like Jared Harris and Thomas Jane plus less-familiar ones like Dominique Tipper and Wes Chatham.

Like Game of Thrones, The Expanse finds a compelling balance between character development, plot progression and thoughtful worldbuilding. Unlike HBO’s popular adaptation, however, the series ends on a high note that provides plenty of satisfaction while making it easy to continue the adventure if you want to jump into the books that continue the story beyond that point.

All six seasons of The Expanse are available on Amazon Prime Video.

The Expanse: A Telltale Series is available now on PC, Xbox and PlayStation.

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Fergus Halliday
Fergus Halliday is a journalist and editor for Reviews.org. He’s written about technology, telecommunications, gaming and more for over a decade. He got his start writing in high school and began his full-time career as the Editor of PC World Australia. Fergus has made the MCV 30 Under 30 list, been a finalist for seven categories at the IT Journalism Awards and won Most Controversial Writer at the 2022 Consensus Awards. He has been published in Gizmodo, Kotaku, GamesHub, Press Start, Screen Rant, Superjump, Nestegg and more.