The Expanse has been renewed for Season 6 at Amazon, which will also be the show’s last.
The news comes ahead of the show’s fifth season premiere on the streamer, which will debut on Dec. 16. This will mark the second time the show has come to an end.
The Expanse aired its first three seasons on Syfy, with the cable network having cancelled the series back in 2019. Shortly after it was cancelled, it was reported that Amazon was in talks to continue the series, which is produced and fully financed by Alcon Television Group.
The series is set in the future where humanity has colonized the solar system and the people of Earth, Mars and the Asteroid Belt have long been in opposition with one another. When the crew of the Rocinante uncovers an ancient alien technology, a vast conspiracy begins to emerge, one that will bring the solar system to the brink of war.
Based on the New York Times bestselling book series collectively known as The Expanse, written by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pen name James S. A. Corey and who have made threats to cancel the series before), The Expanse stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Frankie Adams.