After being canceled at first, there was a huge uproar by fans as the sci-fi series had picked up a huge fan-base over the years. Amazon Prime video, though, had renewed the show for a fifth season even before the fourth season had released.
The Expanse is based on a nine-volume novel series by James S. A. Corey.
The Release Date
The filming of the show had finished in February of this year and considering the enormous amount of special effects required in the filming of the show; it will take at least eight months till we see the show return.
Also, considering the release dates of the previous seasons, it seems likely that the fifth season of The Expanse is going to be released by December of 2020.
Who is in the cast?
The main cast of the show will obviously be returning; this includes Steven Strait as captain Jim Holden with ship pilot Alex Kamal played by Cas Anvar.
Thomas Jane will be returning as Detective Joe Miller and will also be directing an episode.
Other returning cast members will include Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Keon Alexander, Jasai Chase Owens, Nadine Nicole, and Lily Gao.
What is the plot?
While the fourth season of the show was mainly based on the novel Cibola Burn, the fifth one is going to be derived from the fifth novel of the series titled Nemesis Games.
The Expanse is about our solar system, which has been colonized in the future. The Rocinante is the crew of explorers who travel the solar system who are trying to save the galaxy and ensure peace in the universe.
The role of Marco and Naomi is going to be increased in the fifth season of the show, according to the directors of the show.
The first four seasons of The Expanse are available to be streamed on Amazon Prime.