The popular science fiction series is getting a sixth season, but it will also be the last. The makers have big plans and promise a worthy conclusion.
The Expanse Season 6: When Will It Release?
The recent news about Season 6 of the Sci-Fi confirms that the sixth and potentially final season will arrive on Amazon Prime Video by the end of 2021. The cast of the show officially wrapped filming of the sixth season in May 2021.
It was also announced that Cas Anver (Alex Kamal) would no longer be in season 6 due to allegations of sexual harassment. The character of Alex has been an integral part of the Rocinante crew since season 1 and played a major role in the books until the very end.
“The Expanse” Season 6: How Will the Show End?
“The Expanse” is based on novels by the author duo Daniel James Abraham and Ty Corey Franck. The book series has so far produced eight volumes. Previously, the authors announced that the upcoming ninth novel, which will hit stores in October 2021, will conclude the sci-fi franchise.
So we can now make first predictions about the plot of the sixth season. “The Expanse” regularly filmed about one novel per season. Most recently, season 5 was devoted to the fifth volume called “Nemesis Games” and partly to the sixth “Babylon’s Ashes.” Season 6 then logically has to take up the last three novels, which should not be an easy undertaking given the short airtime. An increase in the number of episodes for the last season or an extra-long series finale would be conceivable. In addition, the series could omit some of the events from books 7 and 8 to follow up on volume 9.
If you have become curious, a short description of Volume 7 and 8 gives you a rough idea of what’s to come.
“The Expanse”: Chances of Season 7
In 2018, Amazon saved “The Expanse” from being prematurely cancelled by Syfy and extended it by two more seasons (four and five) in advance. Now the sixth season has to summarize the remaining parts of the novel series. Unless luck overtakes the series again, it could also continue beyond season 6. The rumours are already around the corners of the internet that both the actors and the showrunner Naren Shankar seem to be interested. But nothing has been officially confirmed. We will most likely get to know more about Season 7 when the sixth season releases, possibly at the end of 2021.