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Space Acquires Highly-Anticipated Galactic Thriller THE EXPANSE

? Two-night premiere event is set for Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. ET on Space –
? Based on the best-selling book series of the same name, THE EXPANSE stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, and Shohreh Aghdashloo ?

THE EXPANSE is the show we’ve been wanting since BATTLESTAR GALACTICA” – i09.com

EXPANSE

From L to R: Thomas Jane and Steven Strait star in THE EXPANSE

TORONTO (August 27, 2015) – Space announced today that it has acquired big-buzz space mystery drama THE EXPANSE, produced and financed by Alcon Television Group and distributed by Legendary Television Distribution, a business unit of Legendary Entertainment. Airing exclusively in Canada on Space, the 10-episode, one-hour series blasts off with a two-night premiere event Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, 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. 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.

“This highly sought-after series is the perfect addition to Space’s line-up of must-see genre programs,” said Tracey Pearce, Head, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “We look forward to introducing this riveting sci-fi adventure series to our engaged audience, and working together with Alcon and Legendary, to make THE EXPANSE a hit.”

THE EXPANSE is a futurist drama in the tradition of great science fiction dramas like STAR TREK and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA,” said Michael Grindon, President, Worldwide Distribution, Legendary Television & Digital Media.  “Space is the ideal platform for THE EXPANSE. Alcon and Legendary are really excited to work with Space to make the series a huge hit in Canada.”

Rounding out the principal cast of THE EXPANSE 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).

Academy Award®-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of MenIron Man) serve as writers and executive producers alongside fellow executive producer and showrunner Naren Shankar (CSI, FARSCAPE). Sharon Hall, Alcon Entertainment Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), and Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (producers of The Mummy franchise) also serve as executive producers.  Award-winning director Terry McDonough (BREAKING BAD, SUITS, BETTER CALL SAUL) directed the first two episodes of the series. THE EXPANSE is based on the popular New York Times best-selling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Abraham and Franck are show producers.

** Media Note ** Download photography for THE EXPANSE at bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/

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Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $12 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com

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Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and Space original series after shows, AFTER THE BLACK and AFTERBITE. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK, BITTEN and sci-fi drama, KILLJOYS. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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Space Acquires Highly-Anticipated Galactic Thriller THE EXPANSE

? Two-night premiere event is set for Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, Dec. 15 at 10 p.m. ET on Space –
? Based on the best-selling book series of the same name, THE EXPANSE stars Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, and Shohreh Aghdashloo ?

THE EXPANSE is the show we’ve been wanting since BATTLESTAR GALACTICA” – i09.com

EXPANSE

From L to R: Thomas Jane and Steven Strait star in THE EXPANSE

TORONTO (August 27, 2015) – Space announced today that it has acquired big-buzz space mystery drama THE EXPANSE, produced and financed by Alcon Television Group and distributed by Legendary Television Distribution, a business unit of Legendary Entertainment. Airing exclusively in Canada on Space, the 10-episode, one-hour series blasts off with a two-night premiere event Monday, Dec. 14 and Tuesday, 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. 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.

“This highly sought-after series is the perfect addition to Space’s line-up of must-see genre programs,” said Tracey Pearce, Head, Specialty and Pay, Bell Media. “We look forward to introducing this riveting sci-fi adventure series to our engaged audience, and working together with Alcon and Legendary, to make THE EXPANSE a hit.”

THE EXPANSE is a futurist drama in the tradition of great science fiction dramas like STAR TREK and BATTLESTAR GALACTICA,” said Michael Grindon, President, Worldwide Distribution, Legendary Television & Digital Media.  “Space is the ideal platform for THE EXPANSE. Alcon and Legendary are really excited to work with Space to make the series a huge hit in Canada.”

Rounding out the principal cast of THE EXPANSE 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).

Academy Award®-nominated screenwriting duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (Alfonso Cuaron’s Children of MenIron Man) serve as writers and executive producers alongside fellow executive producer and showrunner Naren Shankar (CSI, FARSCAPE). Sharon Hall, Alcon Entertainment Co-Founders and Co-CEOs Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson (The Blind Side), and Sean Daniel and Jason Brown (producers of The Mummy franchise) also serve as executive producers.  Award-winning director Terry McDonough (BREAKING BAD, SUITS, BETTER CALL SAUL) directed the first two episodes of the series. THE EXPANSE is based on the popular New York Times best-selling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey). Abraham and Franck are show producers.

** Media Note ** Download photography for THE EXPANSE at bellmedia.ca/pr/tv/space/

For more information

Natalie Cole

natalie.cole@bellmedia.ca

Mary Costa

mary.costa@bellmedia.ca

About Legendary Entertainment
Legendary Entertainment is a leading media company with film (Legendary Pictures), television and digital (Legendary Television and Digital Media) and comics (Legendary Comics) divisions dedicated to owning, producing and delivering content to mainstream audiences with a targeted focus on the powerful fandom demographic. Through complete or joint ownership, Legendary has built a library of marquee media properties and has established itself as a trusted brand which consistently delivers high-quality, commercial entertainment including some of the world’s most popular intellectual property. In aggregate, Legendary Pictures-associated productions have realized grosses of more than $12 billion worldwide at the box office. To learn more visit: www.legendary.com

About Space
Space is home to phenomenal programming including imaginative dramas, epic movies, engaging reality series, and the daily entertainment talk show INNERSPACE, the source for all-things genre, and Space original series after shows, AFTER THE BLACK and AFTERBITE. Named “Channel of the Year” in 2013 by Playback Magazine, Space is also home to original series ORPHAN BLACK, BITTEN and sci-fi drama, KILLJOYS. Space content is always available at Space.ca, and on Facebook, @SpaceChannel, and other social media platforms. Space is a division of Bell Media, which is owned by BCE Inc. (TSX, NYSE: BCE), Canada’s largest communications company.

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