The Expanse season 7: Will The Expanse be saved? ‘You never know what will happen next’

The Expanse season 7: Will The Expanse be saved? ‘You never know what will happen next’

We will use your email address only for sending you newsletters. Please see our Privacy Notice for details of your data protection rights.

Ahead of the release of season five, Amazon Prime has announced the Expanse will return in 2021 for a sixth and final series. James S.A Corey, author of the original novel series which the show is based on, has hinted the show is not over, but will The Expanse be saved? Express.co.uk has everything you need to know.

Will The Expanse be saved?

Ahead of the show’s season five premiere, which kicks off on Wednesday, December 16, Amazon Prime confirmed the sci-fi drama will end after six seasons.

After December 16, episodes of The Expanse will air weekly until February 3.

An official release date for the final series has not been confirmed, but Deadline has reported filming for season six will begin on January 20 next year.

At the moment, an exact reason why The Expanse was cancelled by Amazon Prime Video has yet been given.

READ MORE The Expanse season 6 release date, cast, trailer, plot

The series is based on James S.A Corey’s best-selling novel of the same name.

There are 16 items which are part of the series, eight novels and eight shorter works which means there is plenty of material for the show writers to draw from.

The series is only believed to be midway through the book series, and with approximately four books to go, fans are wondering how a final series will have a proper ending.

However, Corey has suggested The Expanse is not completely over.

After the news of the show’s cancellation, Corey tweeted: “You guys, a TV show that goes six seasons is a magical unicorn. We’re talking the one percent of the one percent at that point.

“I’m thrilled we made it that far. And it doesn’t mean #TheExpanse stops existing. You never know what will happen next.”

In separate tweets since Corey quashed rumours the show was cancelled as a result of low ratings.

In response to a fan who tweeted campaigning for the show to be saved, Corey responded: “We had plenty of viewers. This isn’t a ratings issue. Thanks for talking up the show.”

However, he did say there would be no spin-off TV series of The Expanse.

DON’T MISS…
The Expanse season 5 release date, cast, trailer, plot [DETAILS]
Mirzapur season 3 spoilers: Will Ramakant Pandit be killed off? [SPOILERS]
Vikings: When did the Vikings invade Britain? [INSIGHT]

Responding to a fan, Corey said: “Would I? No. But I only control the books, so you’ll never see a spinoff book series. But Alcon owns the TV show, so who knows what they might be up to?”

This is not the first time The Expanse has been saved from cancellation and there is nothing to say it cannot be saved again.

For example, Lucifer on Netflix was cancelled by Fox after three seasons but was later saved by Netflix and renewed for two more seasons after fans started an online campaign.

Ahead of the season five premiere In August 2020, Netflix reversed its decision to cancel the show and re-renewed the series for a sixth and final outing.

Ever since the show was cancelled, fans have been taking to Twitter to campaign for the series to be saved.

One fan tweeted: “I’m glad we will get a 6th season, but please don’t leave out such a great future story arc to explore. We save the expanse before, we can do it again just in a different format perhaps.”

A second fan wrote: “NOOOOOO!!! We need MORE!!! Can you finish the whole story in these last 2 seasons??? #SaveTheExpanse”
A third fan said: “I subscribed only for @ExpanseOnPrime, let’s be honest with you @PrimeVideo. This show is so great, the writers need time to finish this story, in a epic way, without rushing it. Because it’s an amazing story but also an incredible journey with #ScreamingFirehawks. #SaveTheExpanse.”

In the meantime, Showrunner Naren Shankar has shared his excitement for the final series.

He said: “The dedication and artistry of everyone who helps bring The Expanse to the screen is incredible.

“Our fans are awesome, and we cannot wait to get rolling on Season six.”

Express.co.uk will update this article when more information is available.

The Expanse season 5 premieres Wednesday, December 16 on Amazon Prime Video

Source: Read Full Article