The beloved, intriguingly political, and mysterious sci-fi present The Expanse’s remaining season on Amazon is nigh. Season 6 is coming December tenth, and the corporate simply dropped the ultimate trailer at New York Comedian Con and on YouTube (you may watch it instantly above). It’ll run for simply six episodes, airing every Friday on Amazon Prime Video and ending on January 14th, 2022.
In the event you’ve been devoutly following The Expanse, issues are unhealthy within the universe of the present. Earth’s on hearth, beloved characters have died, and a mass assassin is gaining an terrible lot of help.
Right here’s how Amazon describes season 6:
The sixth and remaining season of The Expanse picks up with the photo voltaic system at struggle, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy proceed to launch devastating asteroid assaults on Earth and Mars. Because the tensions of struggle and shared loss threaten to drag the crew of the Rocinante aside, Chrisjen Avasarala makes a daring transfer and sends former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper on a secret mission that might flip the tide of the battle. In the meantime, within the Belt, Drummer and what’s left of her household are on the run after betraying Marco. And on a distant planet past the Rings, a brand new energy begins to rise.
How can Amazon presumably wind up the present in simply six episodes? (A colleague factors out to me that the books dedicate three complete novels to exploring this present story arc within the present.) Effectively, my hope is that Amazon received’t precisely tie it up with a bow. Whereas the corporate did save the show in 2018 after it acquired canceled by SyFy, showrunner Naren Shankar and actress Dominique Tipper (who performs Naomi) both hinted to Entertainment Weekly that there might be life after Amazon, too.
Maybe Netflix, Hulu, and even Apple TV Plus (bear in mind, Apple snapped up Foundation, a present based mostly on seminal sci-fi work) may step in?
There’s a shadow hanging over the collection now, although, one that may make it much less engaging to amass: The Expanse’s showrunners wrote Cas Anvar’s character (Rocinante pilot Alex Kamal) off the show entirely after he was accused of sexual harassment and assault by many women.