Actor Thomas Jane is returning to the small screen to play a futuristic detective in a new sci-fi series based on the popular The Expanse book series.

The Hung star will portray Detective Miller in the new Syfy channel 'space opera', which is set to premiere in America in 2015.

The Expanse is a thriller set 200 years in the future. The series follows the case of a missing young woman who brings Jane's detective character and a rogue ship's captain together in "a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history".