Amazon Studios has decided to renew the sci-fi series - The Expanse for the sixth and the last season. This announcement was made three weeks before s
Amazon Studios has decided to renew the sci-fi series – The Expanse for the sixth and the last season. This announcement was made three weeks before season 5 of The Expanse releases on Amazon Prime Video globally. The prime series is based on the novel series that goes by the same name, written by James S.A Corey. The final season will wrap up the nine-book plot. The fifth season of the show which has been running for five years will release on the 16th of December this year, globally.
The sci-fi cult drama was initially aired on Syfy but due to poor ratings, it was canceled after three seasons before Amazon came into the picture. Amazon promptly took over the show and revived it for another three seasons after a few weeks in limbo. According to some sources, the founder of Amazon, Jeff Bezos is an ardent fan of the space opera and specifically the source of the material which made this pretty penny series a natural fit for the streaming service provided by Amazon Prime. Season six won’t be featuring Cas Anvar, who plays the martian pilot Alex kamal due to several allegations of sexual misconduct leveled over him earlier this year. The case is being investigated currently.
The executive producers during the announcement said that they are extremely proud of having one of the most diverse casts. They exclaimed in joy that how committed the team has been since day one to bring the vision of the writers to life. They also thanked Amazon for its continued support for telling the story in its fullest form and bringing the vision of the writers to the global audience.
They expressed their gratitude to their fans for being loyal and always supporting the whole team wholeheartedly. Judging by the comments made by the executive producers, the decision was made as this was a once in a blue moon chance for the crew to give the series the most natural ending. It is not very clear as to how the producers will tackle the plot of season six considering that a lot of text needs to be covered to give the series a near-natural ending. The writers have been teasing the fans over the plot of the books and the series and it is making them crazier not only for season five but also for the finale.
The first three episodes of season five will be launched at one go and from there, there will be weekly updates till the 3rd of February 2021.
The season six being the conclusion of the whole series came as a surprise to all as the series has been largely adopting one book per season. The shooting for the same is said to commence on the 20th of January, 2021.
The Expanse is a bestselling novel series written by James S.A Corey which is a pen name used by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck.