The Expanse

|| TV SERIES || The Expanse
|| ROLE || Recurring Character in Season 3
|| AS || Anna Volovodov
Character description: “brings a new, spiritual perspective to the series.”
Anna Volovodov, a Methodist pastor who is first introduced in the third novel in The Expanse book series, Abaddon’s Gate. In the books, Volovodov is sent out on the Thomas Prince to help explore the Ring, but trouble breaks out on the ship when it reaches the Slow Zone, with Anna at the center of the action.
|| YEAR || 2018
|| SEASON || 3
|| EPISODES || 13 episodes
|| AIR DATE || April 11
|| STATUS || Season 3 started filming July 12, 2017/over
|| TV CHANNEL || Syfy
|| NEWS || Updates




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Decription of her character from the book. Source: Wikipedia


She has a daughter named Nami together with her wife Nono. She’s a middle-aged woman who was born in Kimry, Russia on Earth, but she has lived in Moscow most of her adult life.

She abstains from and does not partake in the consumption of alcoholic beverages.

She felt as though, her stay on Europa should have been temporary.

She does what she has to, to defend people she deems meek and in trouble. She feels guilt at this, but it’s for the good of those she helps.

The Ring

“Break on through” — Spoilers for Abaddon’s Gate follow.

Anna was part of the United Methodist Council’s delegation on the flotilla sent to investigate the Ring, aboard the UNN Thomas Prince, chosen by the Methodist World Council.

Aboard the Thomas Prince, she befriends Tilly Fagan, the wife of Robert, the sponsor of the cruise.

She establishes religious services aboard the Thomas Prince.

She recognizes the 3D model implicated as the mastermind behind framing James Holden as having been aboard the Thomas Prince. Through Tilly Fagan, she discovers that it is not Julie Mao but her sister Clarissa Mao.[1] Through security office aboard Thomas Prince and its facial recognition, she is able to identify the alias as Melba Alzbeta Koh and locate her heading to the airlock.

She takes an EVA and pursues Clarissa Mao from the Thomas Prince through the Slow Zone to the Rocinante consequently prevents her from killing the crew.
Anna, Clarissa and the Rocinante crew except for Holden are all taken to the Behemoth.

Tilly Fagan asks Anna, who she calls “Annie”, to talk to Clarissa in detention aboard the Behemoth in converted animal stables. After doing so, she convinces James Holden to not reveal Clarissa Mao or turn her in to authorities.

She establishes religious services aboard the Behemoth.

She witnesses the execution of Serge, the security officer second-in-command to Bull, by those loyal to Ashford.

She becomes the spokesperson for the Radio Free Slow Zone aboard the Behemoth during the attempt to stop Ashford from using the comm laser as a modified weapon in an attempt to destroy the Ring from the inside. She is tasked with convincing all ships to power down fusion reactors and power system as a tact to convince the Ring Station the ships are not a threat and subsequently release them from the slow zone.
Spoiler-war“The fire has begun” — Spoilers for Babylon’s Ashes follow.

After surviving the rocks falling on Earth, Anna, Nami, and Nono, subsist on the bare subsidies provided by the government of Earth, which itself is living as though on hospice. Knowing that Earth, in her lifetime, will not recover, Anna joins the colony ship, known to the crew as the “Abbey”. The Abbey is headed out to the newly colonized planet of Eudoxia, which is one of the planets accessible through the Ring Gate System. Eudoxia, happens to be the largest existing colony in the vast network of new planets. “which has a population of 5000″[citation needed]. Before their arrival, Eudoxia has 1000 people and that would become 3000 once the Abbey arrived. Anna and her family decide to permanently relocate to the planet, knowing that Earth will never be the same.


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3×01 “Fight or Flight”

Elizabeth is not in the episode.

The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi’s betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars. Avasarala and Bobbie hatch an escape plan

3×02 “IFF”

The Rocinante answers an unexpected distress signal. Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor. UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war.

3×03 “Assured Destruction”

Earth strategizes a costly ploy to gain advantage in the war against Mars; Anna struggles to convince Sorrento-Gillis to do the right thing; Avasarala and Bobbie seek refuge aboard the Rocinante.

3×04 “Reload”

The Rocinante tends to wounded Martian soldiers in exchange for supplies. Avasarala struggles with how to disseminate a key piece of evidence despite being in hiding

3×05 “Triple Point”

Elizabeth is not in the episode.

The Rocinante tends to wounded Martian soldiers in exchange for supplies. Avasarala struggles with how to disseminate a key piece of evidence despite being in hiding

3×06 “Immolation”

The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity; a new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station; Anna receives the smoking gun she needs.

3×07 “Delta-V”

All eyes turn to the edge of the solar system as a mysterious new presence emerges. Naomi recommits to her roots. Drummer butts heads with a seasoned new commander aboard the Behemoth. A young Belter makes a name for himself.

3×08 “It Reaches Out”

An old friend taunts Holden with the answers he seeks. Naomi struggles to fit in. A mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.

3×09 “Intransigence”

The Rocinante seeks a new gameplan as they attempt to avoid capture. Melba’s true motives are revealed. Naomi is torn between identity and ideal. Anna seeks a way to stay aboard the Thomas Prince.

3×10 “Dandelion Sky”

Holden sees past, present, and future. A ghost from Melba’s past threatens her mission. Bobbie struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into unchartered territory.

3×11 “Fallen World”

Drummer and Ashford find themselves trapped with few options for survival; Anna tends to the wounded masses as Melba continues to hunt down her prey; the Rocinante crew struggles to survive as Naomi reunites with her true family.

3×12 “Congregation”

As survivors arrive to the Behemoth, two factions form over how to handle a life-or-death threat; Holden grapples with what he’s seen and the choices he must make.

3×13 “Abaddon’s Gate”

Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.


Based on the bestselling book series written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S.A. Corey), The Expanse is set 200 years in the future and follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective (Thomas Jane) and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.


    • 3×02 – 18-49 demo: 0.2 | Viewers (mil): 0.500
    • 3×03 – 18-49 demo: 0.18 | Viewers (mil): 0.553
    • 3×04 – 18-49 demo: 0.16 | Viewers (mil): 0.590
    • 3×06 – 18-49 demo: 0.19 | Viewers (mil): 0.609
    • 3×07 – 18-49 demo: 0.17 | Viewers (mil): 0.625
    • 3×08 – 18-49 demo: 0.2 | Viewers (mil): 0.61
    • 3×09 – 18-49 demo: 0.16 | Viewers (mil): 0.609
    • 3×10 – 18-49 demo: 0.17 | Viewers (mil): 0.568
    • 3×11 – 18-49 demo: 0.18 | Viewers (mil): 0.670
    • 3×12 – 18-49 demo: 0.19| Viewers (mil): 0.730
    • 3×13 – 18-49 demo: 0.14 | Viewers (mil): 0.606

Cast about Liz

Cas Anvar

      • the talent we have on the show…our guest stars last night. we’re pretty lucky to have @AnnaBananaHops #DavidStratHairn @_nadinenicole_ and of course.. gotta mention #ElizabethMitchell
      • You are the angel, Elizabeth.
      • no really, how much do y’all love Elizabeth Mitchell right now?
      • Story while we wait: While doing a fight scene I had a lot of pain in my neck and shoulders. #ElizabethMitchell being the sweetheart that she is found me sitting in a corner trying to relieve the pain and did some sort of reiki/shiatsu to help relieve all the tension. It worked.
      • She can do a lot. Class act that #ElizabethMitchell
      • Two #Lost alum now lost in space. I was a fan of this lady since our #Lost days together
      • So excited for you guys to see the amazing Elizabeth this season
      • Fanboying about Elizabeth Mitchell having loved her since Lost. (which we were both in)

James S.A. Corey

      • I will freely admit I fell in love with Elizabeth Mitchell on the show, but it was a pure and platonic love, because she’s just a lovely human. We won at casting Anna. #TheExpanse
      • “Elizabeth really got the soul of Anna. Don’t hate her because she’s beautiful.” 🙂

Daniel Abraham

      • Elizabeth Mitchell. OMFG. #IHaveSeenDailies #OMFG
      • She’s *really* good. Does that count?
      • “She is awesome.”

The Expanse writers account

      • Daniel isn’t lying – the dailies are…are…just yes, OMFG, great! We’re lucky to have her on board. #TheExpanse #ElizabethMitchell
      • Wishing Elizabeth Mitchell, our gorgeously talented new Expanse cast member (you’ll find out who she plays very soon:), a very very Happy Birthday!!  #theexpanse #ElizabethMitchell
      • Welcome to the Expanse screen Elizabeth! A beautifully talented person and an absolute joy to work with.

Samora Smallwood

      • Working with & watching #ElizabethMitchell work was a DREAM. Kind, beautiful & such a POWERHOUSE. Commanding presence & feminine power. I don’t think I’ve met anyone nicer. #Seriously Who’s watching #AnnaVolovodov on @ExpanseSYFY @TheExpanseWR @TheExpanseRp


      • Had so much fun shooting with Elizabeth Mitchell on the @ExpanseSYFY that aired last night on @SYFY! The nicest woman in the world and such a great day on set in #Toronto.


      • Well since she’s been announced to be on the series, I can say that I was in a scene of Elizabeth Mitchell’s last night…and she is super pretty in person! Can’t say anymore tho!


      • Elizabeth Mitchell (who’s literally a ray of walking sunshine

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