Season Five is the fifth season of Amazon's The Expanse and will consist of ten episodes. Amazon officially ordered Season 5 on July 27, 2019.[4][5] The season premiered on December 16, 2020 (3 episodes released at once),[2] then episodes will be released on a weekly basis each Wednesday until February 3, 2021.[3]

The fifth season centers around Nemesis Games and includes plot elements from Babylon's Ashes.

Synopsis[edit | edit source]

Season five of the series picks up as multitudes of humans leave the solar system in search of new homes and vast fortunes on the earth-like worlds beyond the alien Ring, and a heavy price for centuries of exploitation of the Belt finally comes due and a reckoning is at hand. For the crew of the Rocinante and the leaders of the Inner Planets and the Belt, the past and present converge, bringing forth personal challenges that have wide-reaching repercussions throughout the Solar System.[6]

Alternative synopsis[edit | edit source]

In different parts of the Solar System, the crew of the Rocinante and their allies confront the sins of their past, while Marco Inaros unleashes an attack that will alter the future of Earth, Mars, the Belt, and the worlds beyond the Ring.

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Episodes[edit | edit source]

Overall No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
S05E01-Exodus.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Exodus" Naren Shankar Breck Eisner [7] 12/16/2020
Holden tries to convince Fred Johnson to destroy the last sample of protomolecule. Naomi gets an important lead to her son. On Luna, Avasarala begins to hunt for Marco Inaros.
S05E02-Churn.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Churn" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck Breck Eisner 12/16/2020
Holden and Fred deal with infiltrators on Tycho. Drummer's past comes back to haunt her. Amos returns to Baltimore. Alex and Bobbie's investigation on Mars leads to rogue soldiers.
S05E03-Mother.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Mother" Dan Nowak Thomas Jane[8] 12/16/2020
Naomi comes face to face with Filip. Holden and Fred turn the tables. Avasarala closes in on Marco's plot.
S05E04-Gaugamela.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Gaugamela" Dan Nowak Nick Gomez 12/23/2020
Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars, and the Belt.
S05E05-Down and Out.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Down and Out" Matthew Rasmussen Jeff Woolnough 12/30/2020
Amos and Clarissa are trapped in a collapsed building. Naomi contends with her old family. Holden assembles a new crew on the Roci. Alex and Bobbie make a dangerous discovery in the Belt.
S05E06-Tribes.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Tribes" Hallie Lambert Jeff Woolnough 1/6/2021
Holden and the Roci go on the hunt. Amos and Clarissa seek shelter on a devastated Earth. Bobbie and Alex fight a desperate battle. Marco makes Drummer an offer she can't refuse. Avasarala returns to a position of power.
S05E07-Oyedeng.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Oyedeng" Dan Nowak Marisol Adler 1/13/2021
Naomi makes a desperate attempt to save her son from Marco. On the Roci, Holden battles for the last sample of protomolecule.
S05E08-Hard Vacuum.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Hard Vacuum" Dan Nowak Marisol Adler 1/20/2021
Amos returns to Baltimore with Clarissa. On Luna, Avasarala's alliances begin to shift. Alone and adrift, Naomi becomes a deadly lure.
S05E09-Winnipesaukee.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Winnipesaukee" Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck,
& Naren Shankar
Breck Eisner 1/27/2021
Amos, Clarissa, and a gang of thieves work together to leave Earth. Avasarala tries to head off a brutal military strike. Drummer's new family bonds are tested as Naomi's life hangs in the balance.
S05E10-Nemesis Games.EpisodeTitleCover.jpg "Nemesis Games" Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, &
Naren Shankar[9]
Breck Eisner [10] 2/3/2021
Holden and the Roci face off against Marco's forces and Drummer, while Alex and Bobbie attempt a dangerous rescue of Naomi, and the balance of power in the Solar System shifts.

Legend[edit | edit source]

Nemesis Games

Major deaths[edit | edit source]

Ratings[edit | edit source]

Among digital original series, The Expanse during the season 5 premiere, was 38.1 times more in-demand than the average series.[11]

Production schedule[edit | edit source]

Filming for Season 5 began on September 23, 2019.

Primary filming for the season wrapped on February 21, 2020.[12]

Block Episodes Director's start Photography Director's end

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