Season Six is the sixth and final season of Amazon's The Expanse and marks the end of the TV series. Amazon officially ordered it on November 24, 2020. The season, which consists of a total of 6 episodes, released its first episode on December 10, 2021, with new episodes premiering each Friday weekly before concluding on January 13, 2022.
The sixth season centers around the sixth novel Babylon's Ashes. The season also introduces a viewpoint on Laconia, the additional plot elements involving those characters coming from the novella Strange Dogs.
"The sixth and final season of The Expanse picks up with the solar system at war, as Marco Inaros and his Free Navy continue to launch devastating asteroid attacks on Earth and Mars. As the tensions of war and shared loss threaten to pull the crew of the Rocinante apart, Chrisjen Avasarala makes a bold move and sends former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper on a secret mission that could turn the tide of the conflict. Meanwhile, in the Belt, Drummer and what’s left of her family are on the run after betraying Marco. And on a distant planet beyond the Rings, a new power begins to rise."
|"Strange Dogs"||Naren Shankar||Breck Eisner||12/10/2021|
|The tensions of war threaten to pull the Rocinante crew apart when they make a startling discovery on an asteroid. Avasarala and Bobbie contend with the devastation on Earth as Marco's rocks continue to rain down. In the Belt and on the run, Drummer and her family must make a heartbreaking decision. On Ceres, Marco and Filip's struggles turn inward.|
|"Azure Dragon"|| Daniel Abraham
|With an unexpected passenger aboard the Rocinante, Holden and crew undertake a dangerous mission that could shift the balance of power in the war. Drummer decides to make an uneasy alliance. Filip wrestles with his guilt.|
|"Force Projection"||Dan Nowak||Jeff Woolnough||12/24/2021|
|Avasarala, with the Combined Fleet of Earth and Mars, takes the war to Marco. Filip and Marco's relationship is tested. The war becomes more perilous and personal for Holden and Naomi when the Rocinante is suddenly forced into a battle.|
|"Redoubt"||Dan Nowak||Anya Adams||12/31/2021|
|Holden finds himself at odds with his crew when a controversial decision is uncovered. On Ceres, Avasarala struggles to contain an escalating humanitarian crisis. Drummer's growing faction stage a daring raid with dire stakes. Filip, demoted to repair skiff duty, makes an unexpected discovery.|
|"Why We Fight"|| Daniel Abraham
|Paths converge on Ceres when Drummer and her fleet arrive to aid the relief effort. Holden tries to convince Avasarala to release crucial information that might avert catastrophe, but she has her own request of him. As Amos and Bobbie get a little R&R at the station, Naomi has a difficult and long-awaited reunion.|
|"Babylon's Ashes"||Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar||Breck Eisner||1/13/2022|
|Inners and Belters fight side by side with the crew of the Rocinante in a last, massive, desperate battle with Marco and his Free Navy, with the fate of the Solar System, the Ring Gates, and of all humanity hanging in the balance.|
|"Ankawala"||Julianna Damewood||Lewin Webb||12/10/2021|
|On the Tynan, Michio informs Josep that Drummer has kept many video messages from Naomi on her terminal and no messages from their family, proving that she cares more about Naomi than the rest of them. Josep tells Michio that every one of them is torn and comforts her in light of their imminent separation. In her cabin, Drummer deletes Naomi's messages.|
|"Zenobia"||Julianna Damewood||Lewin Webb||12/17/21|
|On the UNN Zenobia, Chrisjen Avasarala consults with MCRN Admiral Preston on the continuation of the Free Navy conflict. Afterwards, Gareth reports on the worsening situation on Earth and with Belters. Inside her quarters, she tries to rest in the dark but is interrupted by her granddaughter Kiki sending her a video and delightfully responds to it.|
|"Win or Lose"||Wes Chatham & Glenton Richards||Lewin Webb||12/24/2021|
|On the Rocinante, Amos Burton and Bobbie are organizing the cargo bay of the ship and storing away equipment. Tired of the work, Bobbie challenges Amos to a bet, the person to be wrestled to the ground first will have to continue the work on their own, and he accepts. After a brief fight, Bobbie nearly wins against Amos, but before she can, Amos distracts and tackles Bobbie to the ground. This leaves Amos victorious, and leaving Bobbie to finish organizing the Cargo bay.|
|"Night Watch"||Glenton Richards||Lewin Webb||12/31/2021|
|Clarissa Mao is left in charge of night watch on the Rocinante. With little that needs to be done and ends up eating alone in the galley, where she hears on the news that her disgraced father, Jules-Pierre Mao, has died in his prison cell. In a fit of rage, Clarissa activates her implant and crushes her terminal, before blacking out. She comes to later, having trashed the entire galley. She has the Rocinante record an audio entry for her journal feeling about her father.|
|"Remember the Cant"||Julianna Damewood & Glenton Richards||Lewin Webb||1/7/2022|
|After running into an old graffiti of his younger self titled "Remember the Cant", Holden remembers his first meeting with Captain McDowell in a bar on Ceres. Ten years earlier, McDowell has poor relationships with belters, he however notices Holden, an Earther, having a good relationship with Belters. McDowell offers Holden a job on the Canterbury but he initially refuses but convinces him with the benefits and have a toast.|
- Free Navy Conflict
- Establishment of the Transport Union
Among digital original series in the U.S., The Expanse during the season 6 premiere, was 28.9 times more in-demand than the average series. This placed it 9th in popularity for the 4th-10th of December of 2021. When it comes to demand on Amazon prime video, The Expanse ranked 3rd in the Top 10 in the US and was the number 2 show on that list. For the Season 6 fianle premiere week, The Expanse was 30.6 times more in-demand than the average series. This placed it 8th in popularity for the 8th-14th of January of 2022.
Production is scheduled between January 27, 2021 through April 30, 2021. Episodes 1 and 6 were filmed in the first block A as director Breck Eisner would not return to film episode 6 later in the production.
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