Tonight, Syfy will begin the third season of The Expanse, its science fiction series based on the book series by James S.A. Corey. The novels debuted in 2011, and the television adaptation, which followed in 2015, has become one of the most timely and politically relevant stories on television. Over the past two seasons, it’s teased a coming war between the system’s various nations, and how the crew of a stolen warship, The Rocinante, plays its own role in navigating the troubles.
The show returns tonight at 9 PM ET / 8PM CT, and it’s worth checking out. Here’s what you need to know to get caught up.
Warning: Spoilers for previous seasons of The Expanse, and some of the novels, ahead.