The Expanse drops first look at sixth and final season with explosive trailer
The Expanse has gone through hell and back. The show, based on the James S. A. Corey sci-fi novels, aired on Syfy for three seasons before it was canceled in 2018. Then the fans saved it by launching a social media campaign that caught the interest of Amazon, which revived the show on its Prime Video streaming platform.
The panel was live-streamed on NYCC's Metaverse website on Thursday and came with the release of the first trailer, as well as the premiere date. The Expanse will return to Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 10. Instead of dropping all at once, the six-episode final bow will release on a weekly basis every Friday. The series finale is set for Jan. 14.
"We're broken, trying desperately to keep ourselves going by pretending we're not," says Shohreh Aghdashloo as United Nations Secretary-General Chrisjen Avasarala, who's rocking the look of the season with that purple hooded fur jacket. "We must remember the lives we've lost, the pain we've suffered, because with every new attack, enormous power grows."
The Expanse season 6 picks up with Marco Inaros (Keon Alexander) and his Free Navy military faction continuing their devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars. The crew of the Rocinante are on the verge of pulling apart when Chrisjen makes a bold move by sending former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper (Frankie Adams) on a secret mission that could turn the tide of this brewing war.
In the Belt, Drummer (Cara Gee) is on the run with what's left of her family run after betraying Marco. Elsewhere, a new power begins to rise on a distant planet beyond the Rings.
Steven Strait, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Nadine Nicole, and Jasai Chase Owens also star in the series.
The Expanse season 6 premieres on Amazon Prime Video on Dec. 10.