Amazon has given the sci-fi drama series The Expanse the green light for Season 6. However, the forthcoming Season 6 will also double as the final season of The Expanse. Created and scripted by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, The Expanse is based on the bestselling book series of the same name from Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S.A. Corey). The Expanse series regulars include Shohreh Aghdashloo, Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, and Wes Chatham. (Series regular Cas Anvar will not return for Season 6 following allegations of sexual misconduct.)
In a statement on The Expanse‘s Season 6 renewal, executive producer and showrunner Naren Shankar commented, “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!”
Vernon Sanders, co-Head of Television at Amazon Studios, also stated, “We’d like to thank Naren, Andrew [Kosove], Broderick [Johnson], everyone at Alcon [Television Group] 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 5 and 6 unfold.”
The Expanse Season 5 will premiere with its first three episodes on Amazon Prime Video on December 16. Following that, one new episode will premiere weekly through February 2021.