Spoilers The Expanse Season 6

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  1. The Wormhole

    The Wormhole Fleet Admiral Admiral

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    It's been announced the sixth and final season of The Expanse will be premiering December 10. Consisting of only six episodes with the series finale airing January 14.

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  2. Miller 2.0

    Miller 2.0 The Investigator Premium Member

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    Looking forward to this. Before today I was thinking that it would be released sometime next year, but having in December and January will be great.

    It will be interesting if there are any spinoffs in the future and what else the cast and crew do next. This show has pushed the bar higher than anything else for science fiction at the moment.
     
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  3. David cgc

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    I was thinking earlier about the show ending with three books left to adapt, and how no one behind the scenes really seems to be concerned about it, and it occurred to me that another Amazon Prime show, Bosch, is doing a really weird thing where the show is ending, but there's going to be a spinoff, with the same writers, and the same cast, and the same characters, including the titular Bosch as the protagonist, continuing the story. Something similar almost happened with Stargate SG-1, where they considered spinning off the show into itself when it was retooled after season 8, and instead of calling it SG-1 season 9, it'd be season one of a new show, Stargate Command.

    So I wonder if there's already a plan in place for some kind of Expanse spin-off or miniseries or something to handle the last third of the overall story (which I haven't read, but have heard is a bit of a shift from what's gone before).
     
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  4. wayoung

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    This is the third season The Expanse is on Amazon. Has any series went more than 3 seasons in Amazon? My suspicion is it's the same situation as Netflix shows, after 3 seasons costs go up for cast & crew, so unless it's the flagship production, it's dead no matter what. All they really care about is having an additional thumbnail with "Amazon Original" on the landing page. Well, that and getting Jeff Bezos laid, according to that big NYT article last year, and after three seasons I don't think The Expanse does that either:shrug:
     
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    That's why I'm not bothering with "Wheel Of Time" since there's zero chance of them telling the whole story.

    And also there was the problem that if the series had contained they'd have to recast everyone or have them spend hours in makeup every day getting aged up.
     
  6. John Clark

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    Two spring to mind if I remember correctly - Bosch and The Man in The High Castle (There might be more, but those are the ones I remember)
     
  7. anti-matter

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    hummm I wonder if 6 final episodes can do this wonderful show justice?
     
  8. DigificWriter

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    Ty and Daniel - the authors of the novels - have said that they're not going to leave the story of the television series - which they treat as a separate entity from the novels - open-ended, although they have also said that there will be room to revisit the world of the TV series in the future should the opportunity present itself.
     
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  9. The Wormhole

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    I'd be surprised if nothing was planned regarding the final three novels. That said, assuming season 6 ends in the same place as book 6, that actually is a convenient place to end the TV series on.
     
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  10. Aragorn

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    Bosch is the big one at 7 seasons. Transparent made it to 5. Goliath, Mozart in the Jungle and High Castle made it to 4 and so will The Boys, but that's been it as far as scripted shows go.
     
  11. Asbo Zaprudder

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    Which reminds me, the ninth novel in the series - Leviathan Falls - is due out next month.
     
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  12. crookeddy

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    is this the final one?
     
  13. Challenger2090

    Challenger2090 Lieutenant Junior Grade Red Shirt

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    It is, book nine is ending the trilogy of trilogies. I'm super excited to see how it ends, and hope it lives up to the story and universe build so far!
     
  14. crookeddy

    crookeddy Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Well at least this story gets an ending... Think rr Martin is even working on the game of thrones book? Lol
     
  15. Asbo Zaprudder

    Asbo Zaprudder Admiral Admiral

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    Yes, the sixth season is based on the sixth book - although I expect things will be left open for a continuation in the future on TV, what we shall likely see will be a completion of the current arc.
     
  16. crookeddy

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    Yeah, I think they've pretty much said as much.
     
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  17. Aragorn

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    I'm excited that the Roci will feel like a very important part of the storyline again and the crew is more or less reunited. I think that was something that was significantly missing last season (And to a lesser extent Season 4). This trailer has me excited for the final season.
     
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  19. wayoung

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    I'm disappointed it looks like it's all politics and resolving the belter storyline and no mention of the protomolecule. I haven't read past the third book yet, and I know they aren't adapting the whole series, so I'm not surprised they're focusing on a plot line they can resolve, but it is still a little disappointing.
     
  20. Reverend

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    Them being apart and that being a bad thing was kinda the main underlying theme of the story.
    Appearances can be deceiving . . .
    That's not what's happening. What you see is pretty much straight up what 'Babylon's Ashes' is about. I can't say more without spoiling, but the later books focus on different things than what you see here.

    Remember that from previous books/seasons, the Expanse often switches story genres between major arcs. The first book was essentially a neo-noir murder mystery. The second was an interplanetary-political thriller in the mold of a Tom Clancy novel. The third was a very contained story seemingly modelled after a disaster movie, and so on and so forth.
     
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