"A shift in focus — a re-niching, as it were — was announced in The Hollywood Reporter last year: ‘….(new VP Bill McGoldrick has) has two mandates: greenlight a space opera a la Battlestar and usher the network back into the golden age of high-profile, big-budget miniseries now duplicated by so many of its competitors.’"
This is indeed good news. After the end of BSG and the mishandling of the very successful Stargate franchise, SyFy has floundered woefully. Some of the best TV science-fiction, meanwhile, is coming out of Canada. Continuum (which just ended) and Killjoys are just two examples of those. And with the return of Star Wars to the big screen and Star Trek to the little one, science fiction is on the upswing.
I'm looking forward to the Expanse series. I've been enjoying the books, not least because it's a very interesting milieu that's been built. I'm not a fan of horror, but even the light scifi of Haven and Warehouse 13 would be welcome again. The future of science fiction on TV looks bright.