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’ll be able to watch it instantly above). It’ll run for simply six episodes, airing every Friday on Amazon Prime Video and ending on January 14th, 2022.

Should you’ve been devoutly following The Expanse, you understand issues are unhealthy within the universe of the present. Earth’s on fireplace, beloved characters have died, and a mass assassin is gaining an terrible lot of assist.

Right here’s how Amazon describes season 6:

The sixth and remaining season of The Expanse picks up with the photo voltaic system at conflict, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy proceed to launch devastating asteroid assaults on Earth and Mars. Because the tensions of conflict and shared loss threaten to tug the crew of the Rocinante aside, Chrisjen Avasarala makes a daring transfer and sends former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper on a secret mission that would 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.) Properly, my hope is that Amazon gained’t precisely tie it up with a bow. Whereas the corporate did save the present in 2018 after it obtained canceled by SyFy, showrunner Naren Shankar and actress Dominique Tipper (who performs Naomi) both hinted to Entertainment Weekly that there could possibly be life after Amazon, too.

Maybe Netflix, Hulu, and even Apple TV Plus (bear in mind, Apple snapped up Basis, a present primarily based on seminal sci-fi work) would possibly step in?

There’s a shadow hanging over the collection now, although, one which may make it much less enticing to accumulate: 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.

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