The Expanse will be coming to an end with season 6. The decision comes ahead of season 5’s arrival in December.
Amazon Studios has announced that a sixth and final season of the acclaimed sci-fi series has been ordered, and while that may be sad news for fans, it’s totally ideal in comparison to an early cancellation. This way, the show will be receiving an official ending.
“From the moment we committed to bringing this show to life up until this final season, we have worked tirelessly to honour the vision of the writers,” said Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, Co-CEOs/Co-Founders of Alcon Television Group and Executive Producers of The Expanse.
“We have prided ourselves on having one of the most diverse casts on television and giving a platform to stories that matter. A special thanks to Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the writers of both the books and series, and to Naren Shankar, the series showrunner and Executive Producer. It continues to be an honour and privilege to work with this team. We also would like to thank Amazon for their continuing support to help us tell this story in its fullest and to bring The Expanse to a global audience.”
Said Vernon Sanders, Amazon Studios’ Co-Head of Television: “We’re very happy we can give the incredibly loyal and passionate fans of The Expanse the satisfying conclusion to the series that they deserve. We know they’ll love how Seasons Five and Six unfold.”
Series co-star Dominique Tipper shared a snippet of the cast on video call during the announcement:
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The Expanse is set in a future where humanity has colonised the solar system and the people of Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt have long been in opposition with one another. When the crew of the Rocinante uncovers an ancient alien technology, a vast conspiracy begins to emerge, one that will bring the solar system to the brink of war.
This is actually the second time The Expanse has been met with an end of sorts. The first three seasons where on Syfy, where it was cancelled before Amazon picked it up for what will be an extra three seasons.
The Expanse season 5 will premiere on Amazon Prime Video on December 16th.