Entertainment Weekly Executive Editor Dalton Ross moderated a panel for Syfy’s The Expanse at San Diego Comic-Con, with actors Stephen Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Cas Anvar, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, and Executive Producer Mark Fergus. The conversation ranged from love to war, and they announced a new cast member! Elizabeth Mitchell, late of Lost, V, and Once Upon a Time, will join the cast and bring a “spiritual perspective” to the series.
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They dug straight into the important question: what’s next for Naomi and Holden? But it sounds like Season Three sees even more bumps in the road to true, interstellar love.
Asked about Bobbie’s treason against Mars, Frankie Adams chooses to look on the bright side. “It’s not so bad…I get to hang out with Avasarala.” She also shared that her suit weighs over 60s lbs, which only makes sense given the Martian atmosphere.
But for larger concepts, Wes Chatham proposes that the series true villain is “human pride.” When asked which character he’d play if he couldn’t be Amos, Chatham left humanity behind entirely: “The protomolecule monster—he had a great story arc.”
Asked the same question, Stephen Strait went full Holden by lunging for our heartstrings: “I’d definitely play Joe Miller,” which drew applause and cheers from the crowd.
But it wasn’t all fun and games! When a fan asked them all to choose one crewmember to push out of the airlock, all of the Roci family yelled “Naomi!”
And after she was the one who led them to victory over the Expanse-themed Escape The Room SDCC is hosting?
Finally, Executive Producer Mark Fergus promised that things were going to kick into another gear in this season: “We’ve been talking about war for a couple years, but now, here comes war.”
Well this bodes well…you can read more about Mitchell’s new role in The Expanse over at EW—who do you think she’ll be playing?