With Season 5 about to start it’s run on Amazon Prime next month it’s been announced that The Expanse Season 6 has officially been commissioned. It’s also been stated that this will be the final season in the tv series.

The Expanse books

The Expanse Season 4 – Artwork ©2020 Amazon Prime

The series is based on a series of books by James SA Corey (pen name of Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck). So far each season has roughly followed each book. There are currently eight books published with a ninth final book due in 2021.

So the question arises what is in The Expanse Season 6? It’s may, of course, been pre-panned so Season 5 maybe not be just the fifth book.

Amazon’s role

The Expanse, after the cancellation by the Syfy channel with the third season, was saved by Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos. It is understood he personally loved the show.

In a press release quoting Vernon Sanders, co-head of television at Amazon Studios, they said, “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”

The Expanse Season 4 - BTS: Cameraman and Shohreh Aghdashloo
The Expanse Season 4 – Behind the scenes: Cameraman looks down on Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo) ©2020 Amazon Prime

The Expanse Season 5 airdate

The first 3 episodes of The Expanse Season 5 will debut on December 16th, 2020. After that the episodes will be released weekly. With 10 episodes in the season this means the last episode of that season will conclude the season on February 3rd, 2021.