The sixth season of Amazon’s The Expanse is currently set to begin production on the 20th of January, 2021.
The Expanse is a sci-fi series developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, based on the series of novels of the same name by James S. A. Corey. The series is set in a future where humanity has colonized the Solar System. It follows a disparate band of antiheroes – United Nations Security Council member Chrisjen Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), police detective Josephus Miller (Thomas Jane), ship’s officer James Holden (Steven Strait) and his crew – as they unwittingly unravel and place themselves at the center of a conspiracy which threatens the system’s fragile state of the cold war.
It was announced by The Cinema Spot back in August that The Expanse has been renewed for a sixth season. This news was later confirmed by Deadline, which also added that season 6 will be the last season of the Amazon series. According to Deadline, original cast member Cas Anvar, who faced a slew of sexual misconduct allegations during the summer, will not be returning in season 6.
Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson, executive producers of The Expanse have commented on the renewal of the series. You can read it below:
From the moment we committed to bringing this show to life up until this final season, we have worked tirelessly to honor the vision of the writers. We have prided ourselves on having one of the most diverse casts on television and giving a platform to stories that matter. A special thanks to Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck, the writers of both the books and series, and to Naren Shankar, the series showrunner and executive producer. It continues to be an honor and privilege to work with this team. We also would like to thank Amazon for their continuing support to help us tell this story in its fullest and to bring The Expanse to a global audience.
Naren Shankar, executive producer/showrunner on the series:
The dedication and artistry of everyone who helps bring The Expanse to the screen is incredible. Our fans are awesome, and we cannot wait to get rolling on Season 6.
The cast consists of; Thomas Jane, Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Paulo Costanzo, Florence Faivre, Shawn Doyle, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Frankie Adams, Cara Gee, Nadine Nicole, Keon Alexander, and Jasai Chase Owens. The series is developed by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Season 5 is set to premiere on December 16 of this year, on Amazon Prime Video.