The Expanse Season 5: From release date to cast, everything you need to know about the next instalment of Sci-fi drama on Amazon Prime.
Amazon Prime’s ‘The Expanse’ is set in a dystopian future, where humans have colonized the solar system and Mars has become an independent military power. Earth and Mars are at the brink of a bloody war. Against this backdrop, Josephus Miller, a hardened detective and James Holden, a rogue ship’s captain come together to investigate the case of a missing young woman. That is Expanse, in a nutshell. The show has several sub-plots handled cohesively and makes for an engaging watch. In July 2019, Amazon renewed ‘The Expanse’ for a fifth season. The announcement has resulted in the audience eagerly awaiting the premiere of the show, curious to know what will happen next. So what’s say, let’s begin with the details.
What ‘The Expanse’ is all about? Season 5 plot
For the uninitiated, the show is based on the series of novels of the same name by James S. A. Corey. Since, season 4 was largely derived from the 2014 novel, Cibola Burn, season 5 should logically be based on the following year’s sequel, Nemesis Games. The book depicts an inter-planetary land rush, the collapse of the old power structures and the Rocinante’s attempt to get home amid the rise of new world order.
It is anticipated that the upcoming season will explore the personal conflicts that its central characters face. Naomi’s past comes back to haunt her, Alex visits his wife on Mars and Amos heads back to Earth. Holden, meanwhile, desperately tries to prevent Earth, Mars and the Belt from descending into chaos as more and more rebellious factions begin to gain prominence, launching attacks on all 3 of the major establishments. We can expect the upcoming season to be a purely engaging and engrossing one combined with some spectacular reveals.
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The Expanse Season 5 Cast
The cast is likely to remain the same but there has been anticipation regarding a few special appearances. We need to wait and watch. Here is a look at the cast members:
- Steven Strait as James Holden
- Cas Anvar as Alex Kamal
- Dominique Tipper as Naomi Nagata
- Wes Chatham as Amos Burton
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala
- Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros
- Jasai Chase Owens as Filip Inaros
- Thomas Jane as Joe Miller
- Lily Gao as Nancy Gao
- Burn Gorman as Adolphus Murtry
The shooting of the fifth season wrapped up in February 2020, as evident by a tweet from Breck Eisner, the director. This means that, despite the ongoing coronavirus crisis, season 5 is likely to drop this year. However, the show’s impressive special effects mean that the post-production will take some time but we can be sure for a 2020 release.
The Expanse Season 5 Trailer
There hasn’t been any promotional material regarding Season 5 as of now but it is anticipated that the trailer might drop pretty soon. So, all we can do is wait with bated breath and see how things eventually unfold. Meanwhile, you can watch Season 4 trailer:
The Expanse Season 5 Release Date
Given the show’s unique production aesthetic, and VFX- heavy storytelling, it is anticipated that the post-production of the show will take quite some time. However, that being said, the premiere will most likely take place in the later this year. Meanwhile, you can stream the last four seasons of ‘The Expanse’ Amazon Prime.