As fans of all things epic science-fiction, we’re just happy The Expanse has even made it this far. The series, based on the novels of the same name By James S. A. Corey (pen name for authors Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck), rings of Battlestar Galactica and Firefly, and it almost met the fate of the latter.
After three highly-rated seasons on SyFy—and only a fraction of the way into the story’s source material—the TV network decided to cancel the series. Thankfully, Amazon rescued the show for Season 4 and then, after a year off, finally, Season 5 (hitting the streaming service in December).
Moving beyond our solar system, Season 5 looks to be even grander than previous chapters. It will be based primarily on the Nemezis Game novel in the series. From then, it’s on to season 6 of The Expanse, which was greenlit ahead of season 5. (Yay!) Unfortunately, we may have to wait a bit. (Boo!) Here’s everything we know.
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When’s Season 6 of The Expanse coming out?
So far, rumors are that Season 6 of The Expanse is slated to begin production on January 20. Whether or not that start time allows for a December 2021 premiere date—following suit with Seasons 4 and 5—even with all the potential filming delays—that is the question.
Still, other streaming giant Disney+ remains confident that their own high-budget space drama, The Mandalorian, will stay on schedule for a January start and a December release, so hopefully Amazon can stay competitive. No one wants to wait more than a year again.
Who’s in the cast?
Season 5 tragedy aside, we can likely expect a return of all our heroes (?): Naomi Nagata (Dominique Tipper), Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), Bobbie Draper (Frankie Adams), Camina Drummer (Cara Gee) Clarissa Melpomene Mao (Nadine Nicole), Marco Inaro (Keon Alexander), and Felip Inaros (Jasai Chase Ownes).
What will Season 6 be about?
While six seasons already seems like a narrow space to cram the events of nine novels (and by our math, Season 6 would