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The Expanse:

    One of the (very hidden) blessings of quarantine is being able to catch up on years of pop culture that I missed. For the past few months, I’ve been obsessed with The Expanse book series and television show. If you, like me, have been living under a rock, The Expanse (binge it here) is the revolutionary television phenomenon that has been making WIRED writers lose our collective shit for the past five years. The crew of the spaceship Rocinante travel around space, dealing with inter-planetary strife in a lived-in universe that hews to actual scientific principles. In a recent Gadget Lab podcast episode, my colleague Alan Henry told me that the distinctive duffels in The Expanse are not props. They’re...
    Cas Anvar, one of the lead actors in Amazon’s cult sci-fi series The Expanse, has been accused of sexual assault and harassment by several people, prompting an investigation behind the scenes of the show. He allegedly targeted fans at conventions, including some who said they were teenagers at the time. Hide These individuals came forward on Twitter and Reddit during the recent wave of sexual misconduct allegations in geek culture, echoing similar stories about influential figures in the video game and comic book industries, and in sci-fi/fantasy publishing. Hide Anvar also voices a character in the Assassin’s Creed franchise, and many of these accusations involve Anvar approaching fans at conventions, where he allegedly assaulted or harassed them. Other accusations...
    Beth ElderkinToday 11:45AM•Filed to:the expansethe expansecas anvarSexual HarassmentAssassin's CreedJames s.a. coreyalcon entertainmentamazon studiosstreamingbookssyfy31SaveCas Anvar as Alex in The Expanse.Image: Amazon Studios Alcon Entertainment, the studio behind The Expanse, has started an investigation into actor Cas Anvar after multiple reports of sexual misconduct and inappropriate behavior surfaced online last week. Anvar, who has denied the allegations, said he plans to cooperate. The allegations against Anvar started circulating on Twitter and Reddit last week, eventually growing into dozens of accounts. The claims include multiple instances of alleged sexual assault, including at a comic convention, and “pushy sexual messages” sent to a costar of his on Nobility. While many of the statements include a connection of fans interacting with Anvar because he provided...