The Expanse Season 6 is not coming to Amazon in October 2021

The Expanse Season 5 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video
The Expanse Season 5 -- Courtesy of Amazon Prime Video /

The Expanse is one of the biggest Amazon shows we’re still waiting for. The wait for The Expanse Season 6 continues, as it’s not coming next month.

There are a few Amazon shows we’re keeping a close eye on. The Expanse is certainly one of them, as we get ready for the final season. That final season isn’t coming yet.

It’s not on the list of arrivals in October 2021. That’s not surprising, though. We never expected it to arrive this soon considering the fifth season premiered in December 2020. Filming for the new season didn’t even start until early 2021!

When can we expect the season? There is still hope that it could arrive in December 2021, but we have some potentially bad news about the season.

The Expanse Season 6 release date predictions

There is a rumor that The Expanse Season 6 could be cut short to just six episodes. This is something Midgard Times shares. While the publication isn’t one of the big ones, it’s not one known for clickbait content. So, there is a chance that the publication is right.

There are a lot of details as to why the season could only be six episodes. It all comes down to filming.

Filming started on Jan. 27 and ended on May 7. That’s not a lot of time to do 10 episodes! It could just fit eight episodes in, but six episodes is more likely. It’s going to be disappointing for those who aren’t ready for the series to come to an end.

Of course, it’s possible that the season is being split in two and Amazon just hasn’t shared that yet. Maybe we’ll see another block of episodes in 2022. Production has been extremely quiet on social media making it hard to track anything about this show.

Right now, the show is reportedly set to premiere on Dec. 31, 2021, but that could be pushed to January 2022. We’re certainly keeping an eye on all this.

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The Expanse is available to stream on Amazon Prime Video. Stay tuned for the latest updates about The Expanse Season 6.