Back in November, all The Expanse fans were in for both good news and bad news. The creators announced that the sci-fi drama is coming back for The Expanse Season 6. However, this would be the last inning of the series. Based on a book series with the same name by James S.A. Corey has completed five seasons. And now, the show is coming to an end with the sixth season. What would be coming up next?
Over the years, we have seen Rocinante and the unlikely family going on a number of adventures in the ever-expanding solar system. Not just that, the recently released fifth season also brought in some major drama. Now, everyone is asking the same questions- Where are Naomi, Holden, and Bobbie, along with their buds going next? Most likely, the sixth season will come bearing those answers. Here is everything to know about the upcoming Expanse Season 6-
The Expanse Season 6 Is Happening!
This is good news! Amazon Prime had renewed The Expanse Season 6 even before the fifth season of the show was released. The sixth season will be the last we see of the show. While renewing the show, Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, the co-CEOs and founders of Alcon Television Group and the executive producers of the show, say that from the moment they committed to bringing The Expanse to life up until its end, they have worked tirelessly to honor the vision of the writers.
They say that they are proud of themselves for having one of the most diverse casts on a TV show. The producers thanked Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the writers of the book and the series. Continuing the statement, Kosove and Johnson thanked the showrunner, Naren Shankar. They say that it is a privilege to be working with the team. In the end, the duo thanked Amazon for supporting them and helping them to tell the story to its fullest.
What will happen?
In an interview with Polygon, Ty Franck, the writer of the show, says that they have what they take to be a very natural pause point for The Expanse story after the sixth season. Frank says that it will be a very satisfying end to the story that they have been building over the seasons. He says that he thinks one of the biggest things that he thinks is outmoded is the idea of cancellation.
This means that all avid fans of the show can be assured that the Expanse story will get a clean and satisfying end when the series concludes with season 6. With that said the Expanse season 6 would focus on the conflict between the newly created Free Navy that was made up out of a fleet of Rouge belter ships.
The upcoming installment will also see the coalition that has been between Earth, Mars, and the Asteroid Belt for a very long time. Would this free Nay turn their attention to the decimating colony where the ships head to the Ring Worlds? Who in the Ragtag crew of the Rocinante would save them? We will get all these answers in the next season.
Production and Release Status
As per the recent reports, the team for The Expanse season 6 is all set to get into production by January 20, 2021. This means fans can expect a later 2021 or early 2022 release date for the upcoming season. However, with the given situation, it is very much possible that The Expanse Season 6 might face a bit of delay because of all the precautions they will have to take to be safe. More updates about what is happening on the show will surface soon. We will keep you updated with all of it. So, you stay tuned. In the meantime, all the first five seasons of The Expanse series are now available on Prime Video for you to watch if you have not watched them already.