The Expanse Season 5: First Trailer and Premiere Date!

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The Expanse will return to Amazon Prime Video to thrill viewers across the holidays. 

The Expanse Season 5 is set to return  Wednesday, Dec. 16, on Amazon Prime Video.

The announcement was made today during the series’ panel at New York Comic Con’s Metaverse.

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It was also announced that the series will not be getting a binge release for its second season on the streamer. 

The first three episodes of season five will premiere Dec. 16, with new episodes available each Wednesday following, culminating in an epic season finale on February 3, 2021.

This is a similar tactic used for The Boys Season 2, and it has kept the momentum going, with vocal fans talking about it every single week. 

The ten-episode Amazon Original series will be available exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 territories around the world, and is produced by Alcon Television Group.

The Expanse Season 5 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.

Amos (Wes Chatham) returns to Earth to confront his past and the legacy of the life he fought to leave behind. Naomi (Dominique Tipper) reaches out to her estranged son in a desperate bid to save him from his father’s toxic influence.

Bobbie (Frankie Adams) and Alex (Cas Anvar) confront the collapse of Mars as they chase a shadowy cabal with ties to terrorists and criminals. Holden (Steven Strait) wrestles with the consequences of his own past with the Protomolecule, the aliens who built it, and the mystery of what killed them.

Drummer (Cara Gee), with a new crew, fights to escape who and what she used to be. And Avasarala (Shohreh Aghdashloo), refusing to be relegated to the sidelines, fights to prevent a terrorist attack unrivaled in history.

Paul Dailly is the Associate Editor for TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter.

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