The series is based on the series of novels by James SA Corey which has a ninth entry underway in 2021. The seventh book sees a thirty-year time jump and therefore a sixth season based on the sixth book seems a landing point. natural.
The series aired its first three seasons on Syfy with the cable network canceling it. Then Amazon got into talks and picked up the series with the fourth season released late last year.
The show stars Steven Strait, Shohreh Aghdashloo, Dominique Tipper, Cas Anvar, Wes Chatham and Frankie Adams. All will return except Anvar after facing numerous allegations of sexual misconduct over the summer.
Showrunner Naren Shankar is also back for the final batch of episodes, which will begin production in January.