Hell Yeah, Burn Gorman Is Joining The Expanse

Gorman as the abrasive Owen Harper in Torchwood.
Gorman as the abrasive Owen Harper in Torchwood.
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I’ll take one slice of “anything we actually get to learn about The Expanse season 4,” please.


Amazon has announced, via a brief video greeting from the man himself, that Torchwood and Pacific Rim’s Burn Gorman will appear in The Expanse’s first-post-Syfy-outing as the hard-edged security chief Adolphus Murtry.

In the original novels, Murtry (who appeared in the fourth book of James S.A. Corey’s series, Cibola Burn) was the RCE chief of security aboard the Edward Israel, and eventually usurps control of a colony on Illus called First Landing, establishing a ruthless martial law in an attempt to crack down on belter resistance fighters on the planet.

There’s not much else to go on beyond Gorman’s casting for now, but interestingly, the actor also notes that production on season four wraps up this week so...maybe it won’t be too long before we start seeing some footage? At least for now, we’ve got all three seasons so far heading to Amazon Prime tomorrow to while away the wait until we do.

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It actually just struck me this morning, for the first 3 seasons of “The Expanse” I thoroughly enjoyed Thursday evenings (Irish time) watching the latest episode in the evening. I’d then wait a week for the next episode. This gave all the episodes a sense of individuality, and I was able to ruminate on the plot of each episode and overall plot to that point for a week before watching the next episode.

Thats all going to be gone now with Amazon, I’m assuming they will drop all episodes at once. I find this to be a much less enjoyable broadcast format. There tends to be a couple of sessions of 2 or 3 hour binges, then a year wait for the next season.