'The Expanse' Season 5 Cast and Crew Share Wrap Party and Behind The Scenes Photos

On Saturday, The Expanse cast and crew gathered for a wrap party, celebrating the completion of the bulk of filming for Season 5 of the science fiction series. New behind the scenes photos of the cast, from both the wrap party and on set, accompanied the wrap celebration for The Expanse's upcoming season.

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Marcos Inaros in 'The Expanse' Season 4. Amazon Studios

The Expanse makeup department head Brian Hui shared photos from the wrap party and behind the scenes on The Expanse set, like these selfies, captured with Keon Alexander (Belter terrorist Marcos Inaros), Frankie Adams (former Martian Marine Bobbie Draper), Dominique Tipper (Rocinante engineer Naomi Nagata) and Steven Strait (Rocinante captain James Holden):

Wrap party realness! @ExpanseOnPrime pic.twitter.com/UoSoUymhTS

— Brian Hui (@BriBriGuy23) February 9, 2020

My captain! My captain! Hanging with Steven Strait at the wrap party! @ExpanseOnPrime #TheExpanse pic.twitter.com/Rga0nBejEU

— Brian Hui (@BriBriGuy23) February 10, 2020

Hui also posted new behind-the-scenes photos from The Expanse production, though many are from the filming of Season 4.

Oh the shenanigans we get up to in the hair/makeup trailer! @ExpanseOnPrime #TheExpanse pic.twitter.com/NF0onR487L

— Brian Hui (@BriBriGuy23) February 11, 2020

Holden, wondering if he can book a spa day on Ilus... @ExpanseOnPrime #TheExpanse pic.twitter.com/tbSqVGftwx

— Brian Hui (@BriBriGuy23) February 7, 2020

When Holden awakes the protomolecule we need #KyleGlencross to create a Lichtenberg scar! @ExpanseOnPrime #TheExpanse pic.twitter.com/hpcG91FvPq

— Brian Hui (@BriBriGuy23) January 22, 2020

Cast members have also posted photos from the wrap party to social media, including Shohreh Aghdashloo, who plays Chrisjen Avasarala, who lost reelection to her position as Secretary-General of the United Nations at the end of Season 4.

At last night's Expanse wrap up party 🎉 with my beautiful Expanse family. Keon Alexander, Frankie Adams, Dominique Tipper, Jenn Brown, Cas Anvar, celebrating shooting season five.

Thanks to @AlconEnt and @PrimeVideo 🙏❤️#TheExpanse #ScreamingFirehawks pic.twitter.com/IXPA6lQjGG

— Shohreh Aghdashloo (@SAghdashloo) February 9, 2020

But its Alexander whose photos offer the most insight into what's to come in Season 5 of The Expanse. His character Marcos Inaros, introduced in Season 4, is a solar system-scale threat and personally entangled with the Rocinante crew. Marcos and ship's engineer Naomi have a son, played by Jasai Chase Owens, who has joined his father's war against Earth. Tipper even posted a photo of the fractured family, together again:

Ok so here’s the last thing I have for you before Season 5..... @keonmalexander #TheExpanse #TheExpanse410 pic.twitter.com/SrMZ5UkOXV

— Dominique Tipper (@Mi55Tipper) February 8, 2020

In another photo, Alexander shared a Season 5 costume:

meet Marco.

BTS wardrobe fitting for S5 @expanseonprime on @amazonprimevideo #TheExpanse #ScreamingFirehawks pic.twitter.com/7noY2qGOOu

— Keon Alexander (@keonmalexander) January 21, 2020

that’s a wrap on Marco as we complete shooting Season 5 of @ExpanseOnPrime !

will post Behind the Scenes gems on Instagram as I excavate them.

you are in for a ride 🛸#TheExpanse#ScreamingFirehawks#xoMarco pic.twitter.com/4W6eqt8ZuJ

— Keon Alexander (@keonmalexander) February 10, 2020

This outfit was also worn by Marcos at the end of Season 4, suggesting the next season might kick off immediately, or shortly after, the events of the latest season. The spaceship Inaros pilots in the photo above is also seen in Season 4, but Alexander hints that the Belter faction leader may have a new ride in upcoming episodes:

wait till you see my spaceship. #xoMarco#TheExpanse#ScreamingFirehawks https://t.co/gxiTUhGeUw pic.twitter.com/U45QqtTBbm

— Keon Alexander (@keonmalexander) February 8, 2020

While many Expanse cast members have wrapped and the end of principal photography celebrated, there's still work to do on the season's production, series writer Glenton Richards confirmed on social media.

We’ll miss you!! 😭❤️😭 #TheExpanse https://t.co/QDDX6dodzh

— The Expanse Writers (@TheExpanseWR) February 10, 2020

Season 5 of The Expanse will be based primarily on the fifth novel in The Expanse book series by James S.A. Corey, Nemesis Games. Set partly on Earth, the season is likely to be return to solar system politics, exploring the instability in the power dynamics between the Belters, Earth and Mars in the wake of the discovery of hundreds of new, habitable worlds.

Season 5 of The Expanse doesn't yet have a release date, but is likely to premiere on Amazon Prime Video toward the end of 2020.