The Expanse has been renewed for a second season, Syfy has announced.

According to the network's announcement, Season 2 will span 13 episodes and air sometime in 2017.

Syfy president Dave Howe celebrated the series' early success, saying The Expanse is not only "firing on all cylinders creatively," it's also "building a passionate fan base among viewers and critics" by delivering "smart, provocative science fiction entertainment."

The Expanse has done quite well for Syfy ever since its December 14 debut, garnering an average of 1.6 million viewers over the course of its first three episodes. New episodes for Season 1 currently air every Tuesday at 10pm ET/PT.