Amazon Officially Renews The Expanse for a Fifth Season

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Amazon officially renews The Expanse for a fifth season

Ahead of the show’s fourth season premiere, The Amazon sci-fi series The Expanse has been renewed for a fifth season, as the series took to Twitter to announce the news over the weekend.

The Expanse is based on the popular science fiction novels by James S. A. Corey and was co-created and written by Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby, who received an Oscar nomination for their screenplay Children of Men.

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The series unfolds across a colonized galaxy 200 years in the future, when two strangers become unwittingly swept up in a vast conspiracy. It is based on the New York Times bestselling book series by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under pen name James S. A. Corey) and stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Frankie Adams. Rosa Gilmore (The Handmaid’s Tale), Keon Alexander (Tyrant), Jess Salgueiro (Mouthpiece) and Burn Gorman (Pacific Rim) join the cast this season.

Fergus and Ostby, who also boast the first Iron Man screenplay on their resume, also serve as executive producers alongside showrunner Naren Shankar (Almost Human, Grimm). No premiere date for season 5 has been announced at this time.