Amazon picks up The Expanse for Season 5
Staff Reporter | On 30, Jul 2019Reading time: 1 mins
Amazon has picked up The Expanse for a fifth season.
The fan favorite science fiction series, produced by Alcon Television Group, was resurrected by Amazon last year, after its surprise cancellation. Now, shortly after Season 3 finally premiered on Amazon Prime Video in the UK, fans are readying themselves for the arrival of Season 4 on 31st December.
Season 4 of The Expanse, its first as a global Amazon Original, begins a new chapter for the series with the crew of the Rocinante on a mission from the U.N. to explore new worlds beyond the Ring Gate. Humanity has been given access to thousands of Earth-like planets which has created a land rush and furthered tensions between the opposing nations of Earth, Mars and the Belt. Ilus is the first of these planets, one rich with natural resources but also marked by the ruins of a long dead alien civilization. While Earthers, Martians and Belters maneuver to colonize Ilus and its natural resources, these early explorers don’t understand this new world and are unaware of the larger dangers that await them.
Amazon, though, is already looking ahead, announcing at last weekend’s TCA press tour that a fifth season is officially on its way. The Hugo award winning series, based on the hugely popular science fiction novels by James S.A. Corey, was developed and scripted by the Academy Award nominated writing duo Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby who will executive produce season 4 along with Naren Shankar, Andrew Kosove, Broderick Johnson, Laura Lancaster, Sharon Hall, Sean Daniel, Jason Brown, Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck and Dan Nowak. Shankar serves as showrunner for all seasons.