UPDATE: We found another article and this is the part about Anna. 😀
Who (and what) will be new
So far, two new characters are known to be joining the main cast: Rev. Dr. Anna Volovodov (Elizabeth Mitchell) and Klaes Ashford (David Strathairn). In the books—with a storyline that will inevitably be somewhat altered to fit the TV show—Anna is an Earth-born Methodist minister living in a small colony on Europa who’s drawn into the investigation of “the Ring,” the alien gateway that forms as a result of the protomolecule’s activities on Venus. The Ring will likely be a huge part of season three.
We found an article about The Expanse which gives a few more details about Elizabeth’s character, Anna Volovodov. Don’t read below if you don’t wanna know.
Veteran actor David Strathairn, an Oscar nominee for Good Night, and Good Luck and also known for his role in The Bourne Ultimatum, is the other big addition to the cast for the third season, and will be part of that expansion. There’s no official word on whom he’ll play, but most fans on Reddit think it’ll be Captain Ashford, who has an important role working for Johnson, given what we know of him from the books. That goes for Mitchell’s character as well.
Reverend Volovodov’s Methodist background adds an interesting facet to Earth’s war-room discussions – when Sorrento-Gillis and Errinwright remark they are not averse to using Mao’s children to lure him out, Volovodov points out they’ve had a whole new testament since “visiting the sins of a father on the children” was considered okay – while serving to further cement the fact that the scheming of the people at the top causes most trouble for those with the least means for survival. And as the biggest powers vie for more powerful weapons, in this case unlocking the protomolecule’s secrets, it will only lead to more horror, terror, and loss of life.
New episodes of The Expanse season 3 airs tonight on Syfy in the US, and are available for purchase via Amazon Video, Google Play, iTunes, and Microsoft Store. The first two seasons are available on Netflix, and season 3 will be available after it ends.
For those who haven’t watched the show, these are a few lines on what it is about:
For the first two seasons, The Expanse has been ratcheting up the hostilities between its three main factions Earth, Mars, and the (Asteroid) Belt, showing us the inevitable conflict through various viewpoints, while delivering some terrific social and political commentary along the way.
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