The Expanse: Season 5

The Expanse: Season 5

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Set 200 years in the future, this sci-fi series (based on the novels by James S.A. Corey) follows a hardened detective and a rogue ship's captain who are brought together by a missing person's case—one that reveals an intergalactic conspiracy. More

Season five 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. A reckoning is at hand.

2020Rating: 16USA
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Holden tries to convince Fred Johnson to destroy the last... More sample of protomolecule. Naomi gets an important lead to her son. On Luna, Avasarala begins to hunt for Marco Inaros.



Holden and Fred deal with infiltrators on Tycho. Drummer's past... More comes back to haunt her. Amos returns to Baltimore. Alex and Bobbie's investigation on Mars leads to rogue soldiers.



Naomi comes face to face with Filip. Holden and Fred... More turn the tables. Avasarala closes in on Marco's plot.



Marco's grand plan shocks Earth, Mars and the Belt.


Down and Out

Amos and Clarissa are trapped in a collapsed building. Naomi... More contends with her old family. Holden assembles a new crew on the Roci. Alex and Bobbie make a dangerous discovery in the Belt.



Holden and the Roci go on the hunt. Amos and... More 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.



Naomi makes a desperate attempt to save her son from... More Marco. On the Roci, Holden battles for the last sample of protomolecule.


Hard Vacuum

Amos returns to Baltimore with Clarissa. On Luna, Avasarala's alliances... More begin to shift. Alone and adrift, Naomi becomes a deadly lure.



Amos, Clarissa, and a gang of thieves work together to... More 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.


Nemesis Games

Holden and the Roci face off against Marco's forces and... More Drummer, while Alex and Bobbie attempt a dangerous rescue of Naomi, and the balance of power in the Solar System shifts.

The Expanse: Season 5 | Reviews

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The New York Times

The New York Times

The creators have only gotten better at pacing and packaging a taut conspiracy thriller over 10 weeks.

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The Telegraph

The Telegraph

For those prepared to commit the necessary time and attention, it’s an absolute blast.

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Slash Film

Slash Film

This intense and thoughtful science fiction series hasn't lost a step.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

The fact that this works as well as it does is both a testament to the quality of the source material, and proof positive of how much time the show has put in making sure all of its core cast is worth watching.

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Sydney Morning Herald

Sydney Morning Herald

On one hand everything about it seems even more expansive... At the same time, though, the microgravity of the space stations and asteroid-mining colonies in our own solar system keep things kind of earthy.

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The Expanse: Season 5 | Release Details

The Expanse: Season 5 is available to stream in New Zealand now on Prime Video.