Fans of the Amazon Prime Video Original series The Expanse have been waiting impatiently for Season 5 to air. The fifth season will premiere on December 16, so they won’t have to wait much longer. In the meantime, showrunner Naren Shankar has posted teasers about the upcoming season, including the reunion between Naomi and her son, Filip. The reunion is not likely to go the way she hopes.
Teaser for The Expanse Season 5
As noted by CBR.com, The Expanse showrunner Naren Shankar has released some teasers about the upcoming fifth season of the popular sci-fi show. Shankar discussed the anticipated reunion between Naomi and her son, Filip. It doesn’t sound like the happy reunion fans have been hoping for, as reportedly it won’t go exactly the way Naomi hopes. There is unlikely to be smooth sailing between the characters.
The Belters and the Inners are gearing up for a major war, led by terrorist and freedom fighter Marco Inaros. Marco is the father of Naomi’s son, Filip and viewers can expect major fallout between the two estranged parents. Shankar referred to Naomi’s transmission to Fred Johnson in Season 4. Naren speculated that she was calling on Johnson to repay a favor he owes her, set up in Season 1 of the show.
Shankar told EW that he believes Naomi’s message to Fred Johnson at the end of Season 4, was, “I need to get in contact with my son.” In her message, she wrote that she really needs to find her son, as she is afraid his father is going to get him killed.
Naomi knows what kind of person Marco is
Shankar notes that Naomi knows well that Marco is on the rise. She also knows what kind of person he is. After years of feeling she couldn’t reconnect, Naomi feels she abandoned him and left her son. She needs to reach out to Filip to try and save him from Marco. She believes her son’s father is a truly terrible person.
Shankar then teased the dramatic stakes of this reunion. He says she will get it, but it will probably not be the mother and son reunion she was hoping for.
Season 5 of The Expanse
As Season 5 begins, many thousands of humans are leaving the solar system in search of a new home. Vast fortunes are to be made on the Earth-like worlds beyond the alien Ring. However, a heavy price is set to be paid for centuries of exploitation of the Belt. Moreover, a major reckoning is coming in the form of a war between the Belters and the Inners.
The Expanse is an adaptation of the book series of the same name by author James S.A. Corey. The sci-fi show stars Steven Strait, Cas Anvar, Dominique Tipper, Wes Chatham, Shohreh Aghdashloo and Frankie Adams.
Season 5 premieres on Amazon Prime Video on December 16 and readers can enjoy the trailer included below.