The Expanse boss teases future of show after final season

Joe Anderton
·2-min read
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Photo credit: Amazon Prime

From Digital Spy

The Expanse is ending with its sixth season – but that does not mean that the story has to end there.

Syfy worked with rights holders and producers Alcon Television Group to create the first three seasons of The Expanse before the network then cancelled the show and Amazon later picked it up.

Last month, Amazon Prime Video confirmed that the show would be coming to an end on its streaming service too, sharing that the show had been renewed for a sixth and final season.

With season 5 currently airing on Amazon Prime Video, this means fans currently have just one more season of the sci-fi series to look forward to.

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Photo credit: Amazon Prime

However, speaking to Entertainment Weekly, showrunner Naren Shankar thinks the show can survive cancellation a second time, especially since they've got more ideas in the bag.

"You know, honestly, that would be more of a question for our studio, for Alcon, they control the property," he said, trying not to give too much away.

"But what I will say is that there's definitely more to tell and I'm sure [writers] Ty [Franck] and Daniel [Abraham] would say exactly the same thing. But yeah, that's probably about as much as I can say at this point."

Photo credit: Amazon Prime
Photo credit: Amazon Prime

The fifth season of The Expanse is currently being released on Amazon Prime Video, dropping a new episode every week until early February 2021.

Season 4 released all of its episodes in one go, but the show decided to take a leaf out of the The Boys' book for season 5.

Fans previously campaigned to save the show after Syfy dropped it back in 2018, even going so far as to hire a plane to fly around a "SAVE THE EXPANSE" banner to spread their message. Will they be able to get the show back on our screens a second time?

The Expanse seasons 1-4 are available on Amazon Prime Video in their entirety now, with season 5 releasing new episodes weekly.

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