The Punisher returns to TV


Former “Hung” star Thomas Jane looks to return to TV with “The Expanse”, SyFy’s space opera based on the best-selling “Leviathan Wakes” book series by James S.A. Corey.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Jane – most recently seen in the action-movie two-hander “Drive Hard” with John Cusack – would play a hardened detective who teams with a ship captain to uncover the mystery behind a missing woman.

Three-time Golden Globe-nominee Jane will play the world-weary Miller, a native of “the Asteroid Belt” between Mars and Jupiter. Miller is a detective for a corporate security force operating as the law in the Belt. Ragged, in search of something even he can’t identify, Miller remains a dedicated cop with great instincts who discovers a newfound sense of purpose when he’s put in charge of the investigation into a missing heiress.

The series, written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby (”Children of Men”, ”Iron Man”), snagged a straight to series order from SyFy with a 10-episode commitment in April.