Amazon's The Expanse Confirmed For Sixth And Final Season

Production on Season 6 of the much-loved sci-fi show starts next year.

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The acclaimed sci-fi drama The Expanse has been greenlit for a sixth season. Although the show was saved from cancellation in 2018 by Amazon, it's been confirmed that Season 6 will be the final one.

According to Deadline, The Expanse Season 6 has been given the greenlight ahead of Season 5 hitting Amazon next month. It's is currently scheduled to start production in January. Showrunner Naren Shankar is returning, as are most of the show's main cast.

One cast member that isn't coming back, however, is Cas Anvar, who has played Alex Kamal in all the seasons so far. In June, it was reported that Anvar had been accused of sexual misconduct, leading to an investigation by Expanse producers Alcon Entertainment. While the findings of this investigation have not been revealed to date, Anvar will not be back for the final season.

Although fans might be disappointed this will be the final season, the show nearly didn't have a proper ending at all. In early 2018, Syfy cancelled The Expanse, but within a few weeks, a huge outpouring of fan support led Amazon to pick it up. The news was announced to the cast in dramatic fashion by Amazon owner Jeff Bezos.

The Expanse Season 5 premieres on December 16. The first three episodes will be released initially, and after that new episodes will release weekly until February 3, 2021. There will be 10 episodes in total. Check out the latest trailer here.

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