As you know, The Expanse has been canceled on Syfy. Fortunately, AMAZON has picked up the sci-fi series for a Season 4 and 5. Yeah, we're not mistaken, while talking about The Expanse Season 5. The decision on renewal has been announced during the 2019 TCA event. Previously, Amazon Prime Video announced that The Expanse Season 4 is set to premiere on December 13, 2019.
By the way, the fourth season of the sci-fi series will contain ten episodes unlike the two previous seasons that consisted of thirteen episodes each. As a result, we have two exciting news, each relating to The Expanse.
The Expanse Season 4 Synopsis
The Expanse Season 4 is promising to be exciting since it starts as a global Amazon Original. The sci-fi series reveals thereby a new chapter in the space opera. The story centers on the crew of the Rocinante on a mission from the U.N. to explore new worlds beyond the Ring Gate. This time, humankind has gained an opportunity to explore thousands of Earth-like planets, which caused a land rush and escalated tensions between the opposing nations of Earth, Mars and the Belt.
The 1st planet on the list called Ilus, and it contains vast mineral deposits yet also mysterious ruins left by the alien civilization, which once populated the planet. While Earthers, Martians and Belters are struggling for the control upon Ilus, the pioneers who were the first standing on its soil are unaware of the dangers it hides.
The Expanse Season 4 & 5 Release Dates
Welcome to Ilus. pic.twitter.com/X84gZMf2Gu— The Expanse (@ExpanseOnPrime) July 20, 2019
As mentioned above, The Expanse Season 4 release date is slated for Friday, December 13, 2019. As for a specific release date for The Expanse Season 5, it's yet to be announced. However, it seems that Amazon Prime Video is about to restart the sci-fi series starting from its roots. Both 1st and 4th seasons were scheduled for December. As a result, we tend to believe that The Expanse Season 5 is set to premiere next winter, in December 2020.
But still, the data above is only our forecast. We are tracking down all the official reports which arrive from AMAZON. Once the broadcaster reveals a specific release date for The Expanse Season 5, we will update this section. So guys, stay tuned for updates. We will keep you informed.
The Expanse Season 3 Statistics
To be honest, it's unclear why Syfy opted to cancel The Expanse, given the excellent statistics of the third season of the series unless the viewing figures.
The Expanse has received the universal acclaim and brilliant reviews in Season 3. On Rotten Tomatoes, the third season of the sci-fi series holds a score of 8.57/10 and a 100% approval rating from critics, while viewers have evaluated the 3d installment at 4.5/5 and have given a 98% rating. Such an impressive result, isn't it? On Metacritic, we see almost the same data, 8.4/10 among viewers. Meanwhile, an overall score of The Expanse on IMDb remains high, 8.4/10 based on over 71,600 votes.
Next, as mentioned above, the show's ratings were steady despite a slight drop in the viewership. The season premiere has garnered 0.653 million viewers with a 0.21 key demo among adults 18-49.
The Expanse Summary
In the future, humankind will manage to colonize Mars and other planets of the solar system. One day, the rebels living on the red planet proclaimed their independence. As a result, the collision between Earth and Mars put two worlds on the brink of war.
The story focuses on Josephus Miller, a police detective born on Ceres in the asteroid belt. He is assigned on a mission to find a young woman named Julie who has unexpectedly vanished. The investigation leads Miller on a trip across the solar system. But over the course of time, he stumbles upon a vast conspiracy capable of affecting the entire human history.