Season 5 of The Expanse is off to a roaring begin, with a couple of twists and turns that followers of the unique novels weren’t anticipating. This season can be clearly pushing the franchise’s latest main character to the forefront. Polygon had the prospect to talk with authors S.A. Corey about Carmina Drummer, performed by actress Cara Gee. You can get a sneak peek at her efficiency — reverse Keon Alexander as Marco Inaros — within the unique new clip from episode 5.
Drummer was initially a named character in Nemesis Games, the fifth novel first printed in 2015, the place she was the chief of safety at Tycho Station. In the tv collection that function has been expanded to include the storylines of a number of different characters.
“One of the things that’s really cheap and easy to do in prose is make a new character,” co-creator Daniel Abraham instructed Polygon throughout an interview final month. “You don’t must solid anyone. You simply write down a brand new title. It occurs. It’s fantastic.
“As a result, you have a whole bunch of people with a whole bunch of stories and a whole bunch of kind of cool moments,” he continued. “When you have a really good actor, then you can shift those over to you kind of wind up with this, this concentration of awesome. Cara is good enough to carry it.”
But, in season 5, Drummer is extra than simply an expeditious solution to get in the perfect bits from the novels. The character can be the commander of a polyamorous crew of Belters making an attempt to make their manner alongside the hostile fringe of house. She lastly looks like an important character in her personal proper — centered by Gee’s dynamic efficiency — as a stand-in for the extra average, level-headed wing of the erratic Belter faction.
Episode 5, which premieres Jan. 5, will carry her group dangerously near the middle of the battle — and on to the identical starship with the terrorist Marco Inaros. This clip, Abraham stated, is simply the tip of the iceberg for Drummer this season.
“As to her character specifically in season 5 and her arc and season 5 and the things that she does in season 5,” Abraham instructed Polygon, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
The first 4 episode of The Expanse season 5 can be found now — alongside the earlier 4 seasons — on Amazon Prime Video.