The Expand will finish its run with a sixth and ultimate season on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios has renewed The Expanse — the sci-fi collection primarily based on James S.A. Corey’s novel collection of the identical title — for season 6, three weeks earlier than The Expanse season 5 releases on Prime Video globally. But The Expanse season 6 will not function forged member Cas Anvar — he performs the Martian pilot Alex Kamal — after an investigation into a number of sexual misconduct allegations levelled in opposition to him earlier this yr. Everyone else, together with The Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar, is on board for the ultimate season.
“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,” The Expanse government producers and Alcon Television Group co-CEOs and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson mentioned in a ready assertion. “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 [they use the combined pen name James S.A. Corey], 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.”
Shankar added, “The dedication and artistry of everyone who helps bring The Expanse to the screen is incredible. Our fans are awesome, and we cannot wait to get rolling on season 6.”
Amazon Studios’ tv co-head Vernon Sanders mentioned: “We’d like to thank Naren, Andrew, Broderick, everyone at Alcon and the entire cast and crew of The Expanse for the hard work and love they have put into the series over these past seasons. 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.”
It’s fascinating that everybody concerned is talking of The Expanse season 6 as a “conclusion,” contemplating the collection has been largely adapting one guide per season. There are 9 books in The Expanse guide collection, with the ultimate one set to be printed in 2021. It’s unclear how The Expanse season 6 plans to sort out the remaining materials, although the guide writers have been teasing the longer term on Twitter, with out giving any concrete particulars.
“You guys, a TV show that goes six seasons is a magical unicorn,” Corey wrote. “We’re talking the 1% of the 1% at that point. I’m thrilled we made it that far. And it doesn’t mean #TheExpanse stops existing. You never know what will happen next.”
Replying to a fan concern about this being a “second cancellation” — The Expanse was cancelled after season Three by authentic broadcaster Syfy, earlier than it was picked up by Amazon — Corey said: “I feel you, but there are a s–t ton of assumptions about the IP rolled up into this tweet. I’d say wait and see.”
The Expanse season 5 premieres December 16 on Amazon Prime Video with the primary three episodes, adopted by one new episode weekly till February 3, 2021. Amazon is taking the identical strategy it did with The Boys season 2 earlier this yr.
Production on The Expanse season 6 is predicted to start January 20, 2021, Deadline experiences, although COVID-19 might change that.