The Expanse is a thrilling sci-fi series that was originally aired on Syfy up to season third. After that, the seasons were screened on Amazon Prime Video. The series shuffled over several networks facing backlashes sometimes before finally settling on Amazon Prime Video. This decision turned out to be beneficial as Amazon has rescued the show. But is The Expanse Season 7 renewed on Amazon Prime?
The series was canceled by Syfy but was renewed by Amazon for three more seasons. the series has become one of the hit shows on Amazon and is in high demand by the audience. The Expanse Season 6 is the last season of this show to release. The show, based on a comic series, has shown the ending of the book plot in season 6. Fans assume and pretend to be 100% sure that there is no further story left to continue. Let us seek the answers behind the suspense of The Expanse Season 7 and what the after-plot will be, of this fantastic Sci-fi drama.
The Expanse Season 6 Recap
The first episode of season 6 aired on 10 December 2021, globally. The show releases its episode on an episode-by-episode basis. This means one episode is released every Friday. Following the same schedule, season 6 concluded on 14 January 2022. This season consisted of a total of six episodes which is strange compared to its other seasons which had up to 10 episodes.
The ending of season five introduced a new antagonist, Marco Inaros. The crew of the Rocinante along with Holden fight alongside the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars to defeat Marco’s army consisting of Space Pirates. This big battle is witnessed by everyone in the closer space but on a distant planet beyond the Rings, originates a new power.
Marco is on a rampage of causing death and destruction wherever he goes or whatever he sees or thinks of. Marco and his Free Navy keep on attacking Earth and Mars with asteroids. As the clouds of loss and remorse surface over the crew of Rocinante, Chrisjen Avasarala sends Bobbie Draper on a secret mission to turn the circumstances on their side.
Meanwhile, Drummer and her leftover family are on the run after betraying the ferocious Marco. In the end, we get to know which side ends up being the winner.
The Expanse Season 7 Renewal Theories
Many big media houses have officially mentioned that The Expanse Season 7 is not happening and that season six was the last of The Expanse. Amazon prime on second hand hasn’t made any confirmation about the renewal or cancellation of the show. Earlier they had renewed the show for three more seasons and now they have to renew it again but this hasn’t happened till now.
If you follow the books on which the show is based, book 7 is Persepolis Rising which is set another 30 years apart from the previous one. This means the characters have to look aged and have to wear prosthetics or the production team has to use CGI to make them look old. As the last choice, they have the option of recasting.
There is no clear fate of the show as it has not proved to be a good economic asset to both SyFy and Amazon Prime Video. Even though the show has become more popular after arriving on Amazon Prime and the platform itself had scored the highest-rated Monday night debut of any show on January 14 with the last episode of season 6.
This means the unstoppable support of fans mixed with Amazon‘s efforts in reviving the show can you help in The Expanse Season 7 to go on floors. According to the showrunner, Naren Shankar told io9 that the reason behind the reduction of season 6 from ten episodes to only six, is the financial trouble they are facing in sustaining the show.
Expected Release Date of The Expanse Season 7
As we talked about a 30-year gap between the storylines, The Expanse ended on a happy note in season 6. Like SyFy Channel canceled it after season three, people thought there will be no further story for the show to exist. But Amazon revived it with three more seasons and gave a long-term story which has made fans believe that they will get revelations about the leftover cliffhangers.
The unlinked storylines can be used to create another season out of it as there is much more left to discover like the existence of the mysterious power in distant space. If the show gets renewed by the end of this year then, The Expanse Season 7 can be aired by the end of 2023 or in the early months of 2024.
The Expected Cast
- Steven Strait as James Holden
- Dominick Tipper as Naomi Nagata
- Nadine Nicole as Melba
- Wes Chatham as Amos Burton
- Frankie Adams as Roberta
- Shohreh Aghdashloo as Chrisjen Avasarala
- Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros
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