The Expand will end its run with a sixth and final season on Amazon Prime Video. Amazon Studios has renewed The Expanse — the sci-fi series based on James S.A. Corey’s novel series of the same name — for season 6, three weeks before The Expanse season 5 releases on Prime Video globally. But The Expanse season 6 won’t feature cast member Cas Anvar — he plays the Martian pilot Alex Kamal — after an investigation into several sexual misconduct allegations levelled against him earlier this year. Everyone else, including The Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar, is on board for the final season.
“From the moment we committed to bringing this show to life up until this final season, we have worked tirelessly to honour the vision of the writers,” The Expanse executive producers and Alcon Television Group co-CEOs and co-founders Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson said in a prepared statement. “We have prided ourselves on having one of the most diverse casts on television and giving a platform to stories that matter.
“A special thanks to Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck [they use the combined pen name James S.A. Corey], the writers of both the books and series, and to Naren Shankar, the series showrunner and executive producer. It continues to be an honour and privilege to work with this team. We also would like to thank Amazon for their continuing support to help us tell this story in its fullest and to bring The Expanse to a global audience.”