The Expanse, now an Amazon Prime Video series, premiered on 25 November 2015 on Syfy. The show received critical acclaim for its visual effects, characters, and political narrative. It even received multiple nominations for different awards. However, the show was canceled after three seasons only; then, Amazon Prime Video picked up the sci-fi show for a fourth season.
Mark Fergus and Mark Ostby developed the show. The show is based on a nine-volume book series by James Corey. The critics have described the show as a space opera. Additionally, the writers of the show described its fourth season as one with ‘space western vibes.’ Now fans are wondering when they will get to see the fifth season, here is all the news we have about it.
The Expanse Season 5 Release Date
On 27 July 2019, Amazon renewed The Expanse for a fifth season although the creators and network have not yet commented on the fifth season’s release date, based on previous seasons, we can guess when the latest season will be premiered.
The filming of season 5 wrapped in February 2020, just like its predecessors. Keeping in mind that the show needs to be edited and VFI & CGI will take some time, we expect the show will be released in the fall of 2020.
There is no trailer yet, but we expect the creators will drop it in San Diego Comic-Con 2020. The ninth book in the franchise by James Corey is expected to drop in 2020 as well.
Most of the cast of the show is expected to reprise their role. However, David Strathairn (Klaes Ashford) is not expected to make a return due to his character’s untimely death in season four. Kleon Alexander, Jasai Chase Owens, and Nadine Nicole, who had recurring roles earlier, have been made regular in season 5 of the show.
Season five of the show will be based on Nemesis Games, which is the fifth book in the franchise. The io9 called it ‘James S.A. Corey’s Empires Strike Back.’
Expectations for the fifth season a high, and fans are eagerly waiting for it.