Amazon Studios has set a final date for The Expanse. The popular science-fiction drama has received an early renewal for Season 6, which will last.
Not returning for the final season of the series is original cast member Cas Anvar, who recently faced a slew of sexual misconduct allegations during the summer. The rest of the members of the cast that is led by Steven Strait and Naren Shankar, longtime Expanse showrunner, will be back.
The renewal of the sixth season of the series comes three weeks before the December 16 Season 5 debut on Amazon Prime Video in over 240 countries and territories. Season 6 tentatively is slated to start production on January 20, with the target start date subject to change amid pandemic conditions.
The Alcon-produced The Expanse is based on James S.A. Corey’s best-selling novels, and it was originally picked up for streaming by Syfy, where it aired for a total of three seasons.
Following its cancellation in the year 2018, the army of passionate fans of the show launched a giant Save Our Show campaign, which helped seal the deal at Amazon. The fourth season of the space drama was released globally as an Amazon Original Series in December 2019.
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Broderick Johnson and Andrew Kosove, co-CEOs and co-founders of Alcon Television Group and executive producers of The Expanse, said that from the moment they committed to bringing this show to live up until this season, they had worked tirelessly to honor the vision of the writers.
They have prided themselves on having one of the most diverse casts on TV and giving a platform to the stories that matter. A special thanks to the writers of both the books and series, Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck and the series showrunner and executive producer, Naren Shankar.
It continues to be an honor and great privilege to work with this team. They would also like to thank Amazon Prime Video for their continuing support to help them tell this story to its fullest and to bring The Expanse to the international audience.
The fifth season of the series is scheduled to be launched on December 16, with a total of three episodes. After that, one brand new episode is going to be released weekly through February 3.
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