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The Expanse is a TV series based on the book series of the same name by Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck (under the pseudonym James S.A. Corey), who also serve among the show's producers and writers. The series is produced by Alcon Entertainment and premiered online through several VOD services on November 23, 2015[1], and premiered on Syfy in the United States, and Space in Canada[2] on December 14, and 15, 2015. The series ran for 3 season under Syfy and then was picked up by Amazon starting with Season 4 on May 26, 2018.[3] It was released on Amazon's Prime Video service and was marketed as an "Amazon Original" series.[4] The fourth season was released on December 13, 2019,[5] and consisted of ten episodes, and, unlike previous seasons, was released all at once.[6]

Sean Daniel and Jason Brown of the Sean Daniel Company developed the original pitch with Mark Fergus and Hawk Ostby. Naren Shankar (mostly known for similar work on CSI) is the show runner. The project has been described by some media outlets as “Game of Thrones in space.”[7][8]

# Episode
Network Premiere
Season 1 10 Syfy Nov 23, 2015 Feb 2, 2016
Season 2 13 Syfy Feb 1, 2017 Apr 19, 2017
Season 3 13 Syfy Apr 11, 2018 Jun 27, 2018
Season 4 10 Prime
Dec 13, 2019 Dec 13, 2019
Season 5 10 Prime
Dec 16, 2020 Feb 3, 2021
Season 6 6 Prime
Dec 10, 2021 Jan 14, 2022
One Ship 5 Prime
Dec 10, 2021 Jan 7, 2022
Full season released on premiere date.


The first official trailer for the show was premiered at the Television Critics Association's winter press tour on January 15, 2015.


Official trailer for The Expanse


A thriller set two hundred years in the future, The Expanse follows the case of a missing young woman who brings a hardened detective and a rogue ship’s captain together in a race across the solar system to expose the greatest conspiracy in human history.

Alternate synopsis

The crew of the Canterbury discover a derelict vessel which holds a secret that may be devastating to human existence.


Season 1

No. ovr. No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
Miller "Dulcinea" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Terry McDonough 11/23/2015
In the asteroid belt near Saturn, James Holden and the crew of the ice freighter Canterbury investigate a distress call from a mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. On Ceres Station, Detective Miller begins an off-the-books investigation of a missing heiress, Julie Mao.
TheExpanse recap 102 "The Big Empty" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Terry McDonough 12/15/2015
Holden and crew fight for survival in a badly damaged shuttle. Miller uncovers clues about Julie Mao, as water rationing hits Ceres Station. On Earth, UN Deputy Undersecretary Chrisjen Avasarala interrogates a Belter terrorist.
Remember the Cant "Remember the Cant" Robin Veith Jeff Woolnough 12/15/2015 (online)
12/22/2015 (broadcast)
Holden and crew are taken prisoner aboard the Donnager, the flagship of the Martian Congressional Republic Navy, and begin to turn against each another. While contending with riots on Ceres, Miller connects Julie to the mysterious derelict ship, the Scopuli. Avasarala engages in a nasty game of politics with an old friend.
CQB "CQB" Naren Shankar Jeff Woolnough 12/15/2015 (online)
12/29/2015 (broadcast)
Holden and crew are caught in the middle of a desperate battle, as mysterious warships attack and board the Donnager. As he pursues Julie Mao, Miller's partner, Havelock, goes missing.
105 "Back to the Butcher" Dan Nowak Robert Lieberman 1/5/2016
Holden and crew make a deal with an unlikely ally on Tycho Station. Along with his conspiracy theories about Julie Mao, Miller's obsession with the missing girl intensifies.
TheExpanse recap 106 "Rock Bottom" Jason Ning Robert Lieberman 1/12/2016
Miller discovers revealing information on a hidden data cube. Holden and crew arrive at Tycho Station and are surprised by their host's hidden agenda.
TheExpanse recap 107 "Windmills" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck Bill Johnson 1/19/2016
Holden and crew realize they're not alone on the Rocinante and find themselves up against a Martian military blockade. Believing all is lost, Miller finds a new reason to forge ahead. Avasarala visits Holden's family in Montana.
TheExpanse gallery 108Recap 04 "Salvage" Robin Veith Bill Johnson 1/26/2016
The crew of the Rocinante discovers a derelict vessel holding a secret that may destroy humankind. Holden and crew are led to Eros, where they finally cross paths with Miller, only to make a horrifying discovery. On Earth, Avasarala receives devastating news.
TheExpanse gallery 109Recap 01 "Critical Mass" Robin Veith & Dan Nowak & Naren Shankar Terry McDonough 2/2/2016
A flashback to Julie's origin story reveals her trajectory. Holden and Miller finally meet and team up to get to the bottom of the strange emergency situation happening on Eros. As the true horror of the events on Eros is revealed, an ailing Holden and Miller must overcome incredible odds if they hope to live to fight another day.
TheExpanse recap 110 "Leviathan Wakes" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Terry McDonough 2/2/2016
Miller, Holden and his crew fight their way to the Rocinante to escape Eros. On Earth, Avasarala fears for the stability of Earth's government and her family's safety.

Season 2

No. ovr. No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
201 (2) "Safe" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Breck Eisner 2/1/2017 [9]
Unlikely allies Joe Miller and the crew of the Rocinante led by Jim Holden uncover more about the conspiracy to release the protomolecule on Eros station.
Doors and corners "Doors & Corners" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck Breck Eisner 2/1/2017
Holden and crew stage a dangerous raid in search of information about the protomolecule.
203 "Static" Robin Veith Jeff Woolnough 2/8/2017
Holden and Miller butt heads about how the raid was handled.
Godspeed "Godspeed" Dan Nowak Jeff Woolnough 2/15/2017
Miller devises a dangerous plan to eradicate what's left of the protomolecule on Eros.
205 "Home" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby David Grossman 2/22/2017
The Rocinante chases an asteroid as it hurtles toward Earth.
206 "Paradigm Shift" Naren Shankar David Grossman 3/1/2017
Earth and Mars search for answers in the aftermath of the asteroid collision.
Bobby-207-post-ganny-incid "The Seventh Man" Georgia Lee Ken Fink 3/8/2017
Preparations for the Earth/Mars peace conference tighten the tension on Errinwright.
IMG 6279 "Pyre" Robin Veith Ken Fink 3/15/2017
Naomi tracks down signs of the protomolecule; Fred Johnson's control over the OPA collapses.
209 "The Weeping Somnambulist" Hallie Lambert Mikael Salomon 3/22/2017
Bobbie becomes a political pawn in the struggle between Earth and Mars.
210 "Cascade" Dan Nowak Mikael Salomon 3/29/2017
Holden leads his crew through the war-torn station on Ganymede.
211 "Here There Be Dragons" Georgia Lee Robert Lieberman 4/5/2017
Bobbie makes a decision that changes her life forever.
TMonsteratheRocket "The Monster and the Rocket" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Robert Lieberman 4/12/2017
A discovery pushes Naomi and Holden apart and sets the Roci crew against each other.
213 "Caliban's War" Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, & Naren Shankar Thor Freudenthal 4/19/2017
The crew deal with the aftermath of the Ganymede Incident.

Season 3

No. ovr No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
S03E01-Promos 179012 0001 "Fight or Flight" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Breck Eisner 4/11/18
The Rocinante crew deals with the fallout over Naomi’s betrayal while caught in the middle of the war between Earth and Mars. Avasarala and Bobbie hatch an escape plan
S03E02-Promo 179013 0412 "IFF" Ty Franck & Daniel Abraham[10] Breck Eisner 4/18/18
The Rocinante answers an unexpected distress signal; Bobbie and Avasarala find themselves being hunted by a mysterious captor; UN Secretary-General Sorrento-Gillis brings in a colleague from his past to lend an ear during this crucial time of war.
S03E03-Promos 179015 0702 "Assured Destruction" Dan Nowak Thor Freudenthal 4/25/18
Earth strategizes a costly ploy to gain advantage in the war against Mars; Anna struggles to convince Sorrento-Gillis to do the right thing; Avasarala and Bobbie seek refuge aboard the Rocinante.
3x04 3 "Reload" Robin Veith Thor Freudenthal 5/2/18
The Rocinante tends to wounded Martian soldiers in exchange for supplies; Avasarala struggles with how to disseminate a key piece of evidence despite being in hiding.[11]
3x05 4 "Triple Point" Georgia Lee Jeff Woolnough 5/9/18
The search for Prax's daughter comes to a head; Admiral Souther's men plan for mutiny aboard the Agatha King.[12]
3x06 2 "Immolation" Alan DiFiore Jeff Woolnough 5/16/18
The final battle between Earth and Mars threatens the very future of humanity; a new monster is unleashed on Prospero Station; Anna receives the smoking gun she needs. [11]
3x07 6 "Delta-V" Naren Shankar Ken Fink 5/23/18
All eyes turn to the edge of the Solar System as a mysterious new presence emerges; Naomi recommits to her roots; Drummer butts heads with a seasoned new commander aboard the Behemoth; and a young Belter makes a name for himself.
3x08 8 "It Reaches Out" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby Ken Fink 5/30/18
An old friend taunts Holden with the answers he seeks; Naomi struggles to fit in; a mysterious low-level tech aboard the Thomas Prince enacts a terrifying plan.[13]
3x09 19 "Intransigence" Hallie Lambert David Grossman 6/6/18
The Rocinante seeks a new game plan as they attempt to avoid capture; Melba's true motives are revealed; Naomi is torn between identity and ideal; Anna seeks a way to stay aboard the Thomas Prince.
3x10 4 "Dandelion Sky" Georgia Lee David Grossman 6/13/18
Holden sees past, present, and future; a ghost from Melba's past threatens her mission; Bobbie struggles to trust an old friend as she leads a group into uncharted territory.
3x11 3 "Fallen World" Dan Nowak Jennifer Phang 6/20/18
Drummer and Ashford find themselves trapped with few options for survival; Anna tends to the wounded masses as Melba continues to hunt down her prey; the Rocinante crew struggles to survive as Naomi reunites with her true family.
S03E12-Skiff Nuclear Detonation "Congregation" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck[14] Jennifer Phang 6/27/18
As survivors arrive to the Behemoth, two factions form over how to handle a life-or-death threat; Holden grapples with what he's seen and the choices he must make.
S03E13-Behemoth Comm Laser Fire "Abaddon's Gate" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck & Naren Shankar[15] Simon Cellan Jones[16] 6/27/18
Holden and his allies must stop Ashford and his team from destroying the Ring, and perhaps all of humanity.

Season 4

Overall No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
New Terra ep1 image "New Terra" Mark Fergus & Hawk Ostby[17] Breck Eisner 12/13/19
The crew of the Rocinante investigates a strange protomolecule ruin on an alien planet. Bobbie copes with civilian life on Mars. Drummer and Ashford battle with piracy in the Belt.
Jetsam episode image "Jetsam" Laura Marks Breck Eisner 12/13/19
Avasarala is blindsided while on a visit to Mars. The Roci crew continue their protomolecule investigation while tensions between the RCE and Belters reach a tipping point. Drummer and Ashford track down a terrorist.
Subduction ep3 image "Subduction" Dan Nowak David Petrarca[18] 12/13/19
New alien threats emerge on Ilus as Naomi battles health challenges on the planet. Bobbie searches for a missing person on Mars. Avasarala faces a new challenge in the UN.
Retrograde ep4 image "Retrograde" Matthew Rasmussen David Petrarca 12/13/19
Drummer and Ashford confront a dangerous person from Naomi's past. Murtry hunts down a target. Bobbie makes a life-changing confession.
D yKCTEU8AA92jU.jpg large "Oppressor" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck Jeff Woolnough 12/13/19
As tensions on Ilus reach a boiling point, Holden reveals a secret. Avasarala debates Nancy Gao while an emergency on the Roci forces Alex and Naomi into action.
Displacement ep6 image "Displacement" Hallie Lambert Jeff Woolnough 12/13/19
The Roci crew prepares for an incoming disaster on Ilus. Ashford and Drummer close in on an enemy within the Belt. Bobbie takes on a dangerous job.
ShotDark ep7 image "A Shot in The Dark" Dan Nowak Sarah Harding 12/13/19
Naomi and Alex work to keep the Barbapiccola in orbit amidst a power outage. Avasarala faces a tough decision. Holden and Elvi race to find a cure for a disease spreading on Ilus.
One-Eyed ep8 image "The One-Eyed Man" Dan Nowak Sarah Harding 12/13/19
Avasarala faces fallout for the UN's military mission. Ashford and Drummer makes big decisions about their future within the OPA. A spreading illness on Ilus takes a toll on Amos. Alex and Naomi's attempt to rescue the Barb turns desperate.
Saeculum ep9 image "Saeculum" Daniel Abraham & Ty Franck Breck Eisner [19] 12/13/19
Holden and Miller race to save Ilus. Murtry puts his endgame into motion, putting the Roci crew's lives at risk.
Cibola Burn ep10 image "Cibola Burn" Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck & Naren Shankar[20] Breck Eisner [19] 12/13/19
Ashford closes in on an enemy while uncovering a dangerous plot. Avasarala faces a crossroads in her personal and political life. The Roci crew works to reestablish life on Ilus in the wake of a deadly catastrophe.

Season 5

Overall No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
S05E01-Exodus.EpisodeTitleCover "Exodus" Naren Shankar Breck Eisner [21] 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 "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 "Mother" Dan Nowak Thomas Jane[22] 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 "Gaugamela" Dan Nowak Nick Gomez 12/23/2020
Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars, and the Belt.
S05E05-Down and Out.EpisodeTitleCover "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 "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 "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 "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 "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 "Nemesis Games" Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, &
Naren Shankar[23]
Breck Eisner [24] 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.

Season 6

Overall No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
S06E01 Strange Dogs "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.
S6E02 "Azure Dragon" Daniel Abraham
Ty Franck
Jeff Woolnough 12/17/2021
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.
S06E03 Force Projection "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.
S06E04 Redoubt "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.
S06E05 Why We Fight "Why We Fight" Daniel Abraham
Ty Franck
Anya Adams 1/7/2022
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.
S06E06 Babylon's Ashes "Babylon's Ashes" Daniel Abraham, Ty Franck, Naren Shankar Breck Eisner 1/14/2022
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.


Leviathan Wakes
Caliban's War
Abaddon's Gate
Cibola Burn
Nemesis Games
Babylon's Ashes


One Ship

No. Image Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate Duration
1 Drummer S6 still "Ankawala" Julianna Damewood Lewin Webb 10-Dec-2021 5 min
On the Tynan, Michio informs Josep that Camina 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, Camina deletes Naomi's messages.
2 Zenobia webisode "Zenobia" Julianna Damewood Lewin Webb 17-Dec-2021 6 min
On the UNN Zenobia, Secretary-General Chrisjen Avasarala consults with MCRN Admiral Preston on the continuation of the conflict prior to the Ceres Offensive. Afterwards, Gareth reports on the worsening humanitarian and environmental situation on Earth and voices his lack of empathy towards Belters, to the dismay of Chrisjen. Inside her quarters and awaiting Admiral Sidiqi, she tries to rest in the dark but is interrupted by her granddaughter Kiki sending her a video about her small garden. She is delighted and responds with a video of her own, before she asks her doctor to keep her current medical state a secret and again embarks to meet Sidiqi.
3 Win or lose Webisode "Win or Lose" Wes Chatham & Glenton Richards Lewin Webb 24-Dec-2021 5 min
On the Rocinante, Amos and Bobbie are cleaning up 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 gets a hold of Amos and tries to choke him to unconsciousness, but before she can, he activates an alarm to distract and wrestle Bobbie to the ground. Amos leaves victorious, and a laughing Bobbie laying on the floor remains in the bay.
4 Night Watch Webisode "Night Watch" Glenton Richards Lewin Webb 31-Dec-2021 6 min
Clarissa is left in charge of night watch on the Rocinante. Though she is eager to do her best, she finds there is 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 entry for her journal, and wonders aloud why she is so angry, as she knew she would never see her father again. She starts to cry, wishing her father had been a better man and parent, and that she hadn't left him. She then gets up and begins cleaning up the mess she has made.
5 Remember the Cant - One Ship webisode "Remember the Cant" Julianna Damewood & Glenton Richards Lewin Webb 7-Jan-2022 5 min
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 struggles to integrate as an Earther among Belters, when he overhears Holden telling a funny story to a table full of Belter friends. Seeing his popularity despite being from Earth, and sensing he has prior experience in the navy, McDowell offers Holden a position on the Canterbury. Holden initially refuses, but is convinced when McDowell explains he will have good benefits and minimal responsibility. The Belters pour McDowell a drink, and he toasts with Holden and his friends.





  • Mark Fergus - TV show creator, writer, and executive producer[30][31][29]
  • Hawk Ostby - TV show creator and writer[30]
  • Daniel Abraham - Consulting writer and producer[32]
  • Ty Franck - Consulting writer and producer[32]
  • Terry McDonough - Pilot director[33] and executive producer
  • Jeremy Benning, csc - Cinematographer (season 1-3)
  • Ray Dumas - Cinematographer (season 3)
  • Michael Galbraith - Cinematographer (season 3)
  • WETA - Art / Design[33]
  • Anthony A. Ianni - Art director (season 1), Production designer (season 2-3)
  • Seth Reed - Production designer[33] (season 1)
  • Peter Emmink - Art director (season 3)
  • Kim Mcquiston - Art director (season 2)
  • Kim Karon - Art director (season 2)
  • Melissa K. Nicoll - Special effects supervisor
  • John Papsidera - Casting director (original)
  • Peter P. Nicolakakos - Set decorator (season 1)
  • Justin Craig - Set decorator (season 2-3)
  • Joanne Hansen - Costume designer
  • Brian Hui - Head makeup artist (season 4-5)
  • Katie Brennan - Head makeup artist (season 2-3)
  • Maribeth Knezev - Head makeup artist (season 1)
  • Emanuele 'Manny' Danelon - Unit production manager (season 1-2)
  • Robin M. Reelis - Unit production manager (season 3)
  • Agnes Lim - Asset producer
  • Robert Munroe VFX supervisor
  • Neishaw Ali - VFX executive producer/producer
    • Clint Green - VFX producer
    • J.P. Giamos - VFX producer (SPIN VFX)
    • Greg Behrens - VFX producer (Mavericks VFX)
    • Darren Cranford - VFX producer (Keyframe Digital)
    • Peter Denomme - VFX producer (Switch VFX)
  • Matt Birman - Stunt coordinator
  • Michael Halley - Animator
  • John Rakich - Location manager (season 1-2)
  • Judy Chui - Location manager (season 3-5)
  • Deva Anderson - Music supervisor
  • Dave Staples - Transportation coordinator (season 2)
  • Dana Howes - Transportation coordinator (season 1, 7 episodes) & (season 3)
  • Rob Davis - Transportation captain/coordinator
  • Amy Cuthbertson - Production coordinator
  • Eric Armstrong - Dialect coach
  • Nick Farmer - Linguist


Season 1

Season 1 premiered online on November 23, 2015[1] and on SyFy and Space on December 14, 2015, and consists of 10 episodes of one hour each.

Season 2

Season 2 premiered with a double episode on February 1, 2017[34] and consists of 13 episodes total.[35]

Season 3

Season 3 was announced to premiere on April 11, 2018[36][37][38] and consist of 13 episodes[39] like season 2. Season 3 was the last season broadcast in the US on Syfy channel.[40]

Season 4

Season 4 was announced to premiere on December 13, 2019[5] and consist of 10 episodes.[6][41][42]This follows after the cancellation by Syfy, and Amazon Studios acquiring The Expanse for season 4.[43][44]

Season 5

Season 5 was announced to premiere on December 16, 2020[45] and consists of 10 episodes.[46]

Season 6

Season 6 was announced to premiere on December 10, 2021 and consists of 6 episodes.[47] It will be the final season of the show.[48]


The Expanse Origins

A comic book prequel miniseries to the television show, titled The Expanse Origins, was released in 2017.

The Expanse (comics 2021)

A four-part comic book by Boom! set between season 4 and 5 simply titled The Expanse, which was released primarily in 2021.


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Season 6 trailers
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Season 3 trailers
Season 2 trailers
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Why you should watch it
Interviews with authors of the books
Fan videos


  1. 1.0 1.1 Icon-deadline-24x24Deadline - ‘The Expanse’ Set For Digital Launch Ahead Of December Premiere On Syfy
  2. - The Expanse Is Coming To Space, And Here’s Why You Should Be Excited August 27, 2015
  3. Icon-deadline-24x24 The Expanse Picked Up By Amazon For Season 4
  4. ' - Amazon Originals at New York Comic-Con 2019 by by Alexandria Ingham Oct 1, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 Icon-twitter-22x22 @Casanvar: Saddle up ya'll...time to rock the world again with the new season 4 dropping like gravity December 13th! 2:35 PM - 20 Jul 2019
  6. 6.0 6.1 IGN - Amazon's The Expanse: Season 4 Release Date Announcement - Comic Con 2019 By David Griffin; Updated: 20 Jul 2019 1:50 pm; Posted: 20 Jul 2019 1:50 pm
  7. CNET - 'The Expanse' on SyFy is like 'Game of Thrones' in space By [ Anthony Domanico January 15, 2015 2:17 PM PST
  8. The Wrap - ‘The Expanse’ Review: Syfy Series Tries to Be ‘Game of Thrones’ in Space by Amber Dowling December 14, 2015 @ 12:04 PM
  9. The first four episodes were released earlier to reviewers of the TV show.
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  12. TV listings Originally showed "Thomas Prince" which turned out to obviously be wrong
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  19. 19.0 19.1 Icon-twitter-22x22  Tweet from Breck Eisner
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  25. Icon-thr-24x24Hollywood Reporter - Thomas Jane to Star in Syfy's 'The Expanse' (Exclusive)
  26. 26.0 26.1 26.2 Icon-deadline-24x24Deadline - Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, More, Round Out ‘The Expanse’
  27. 27.0 27.1 Icon-variety-32x32Variety - Syfy’s ‘The Expanse’ Adds ‘Walking Dead,’ ‘Mad Men’ Alums
  28. Blastr - The Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar on Episode 4's big battles, Belter extreme sports, and Shed's head Adam Swiderski Wed, Dec 30, 2015 3:35pm
  29. 29.0 29.1 Icon-variety-32x32Variety - Syfy Returns to its Roots with ‘The Expanse,’ ‘Childhood’s End’ Laura Prudom, DECEMBER 14, 2015 12:53PM PT
  30. 30.0 30.1 Icon-variety-32x32Variety - ‘Iron Man’ Writers Enter Sci-Fi Mystery TV Project for Alcon, ‘The Expanse’ Jon Weisman SEPTEMBER 4, 2013 09:58AM PT
  31. - Syfy's 'The Expanse' Explores a Complicated Future on Far-Flung Worlds By Sarah Lewin, October 16, 2015 01:30pm ET
  32. 32.0 32.1 - Turning a Sci-Fi Series into a TV Epic: Q&A with 'The Expanse' Authors By Sarah Lewin; December 23, 2015 12:00pm ET
  33. 33.0 33.1 33.2 Daniel Abraham - Long-promised news on the TV Show 07.15.14
  34. Icon-twitter-22x22 @ExpanseSyfy: "Suit up, we're going on a hunt." Strap in for #TheExpanse double episode premiere, February 1. 8:21 AM - 23 Dec 2016
  35. Icon-variety-32x32Variety - ‘The Expanse’ Gets Season 2 on Syfy by Whitney Friedlander December 31, 2015 10:30AM PT
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  38. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Sets Season 3 Premiere Date; Unveils Trailer by Denise Petski February 23, 2018 1:00pm
  39. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Renewed For Season 3 By Syfy by Nellie Andreeva March 16, 2017 2:00pm
  40. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ To End On Syfy With Season 3, Will Be Shopped Elsewhere By Alcon by Nellie Andreeva May 10, 2018 9:00pm
  41. Icon-twitter-22x22 @ExpanseOnPrime: Welcome to Ilus. 1:45 PM - 20 Jul 2019
  42. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Season 4: Premiere Date, Teaser Trailer & First Footage Unveiled By Amazon – Comic-Con by Denise Petski July 20, 2019 1:50pm
  43. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Picked Up By Amazon For Season 4 After Syfy Cancellation by Nellie Andreeva May 25, 2018 9:46pm
  44. The Hollywood Reporter - 'The Expanse' Revived for Season 4 at Amazon by Lesley Goldberg; May 21, 2018 3:00pm PT
  45. Deadline Hollywood - ‘The Expanse’ Season 5 Trailer & Premiere Date On Amazon Prime – New York Comic Con by Anthony D'Alessandro October 8, 2020 2:20pm
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  47. The Expanse' Season 6 Reveals a Release Date With First Epic Trailer
  48. Deadline Hollywood - 'The Expanse'Renewed For Sixth & Final Season By Amazon Ahead Of Season 5 Premiere by Nellie Andreeva November 24, 2020 9:00am

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