Based on the book series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon, ‘Outlander’ is a historical-fiction drama. It follows the story of a woman named Claire Randall, who is magically transported from the 20th century to 18th century Scotland. Throughout various seasons, the show delves into the heroine’s relationship with the people in the past and her husband, who is looking for her in the present. The show also relies on real-life events that shaped the world to show the impact on Claire’s life.
‘Outlander’ has received rave reviews from critics, with the praise directed towards the smart blending of the facts with fiction, the performances, and strong writing. The show has also consolidated a faithful fanbase and is one of the most-watched TV shows on Starz. One of the reasons it succeeds in keeping the audience hooked is because of the breath-taking cliffhangers with which it leaves the seasons. With the conclusion of the fifth season on a similar note, the fans want to know when Outlander Season 6 will come out. Here is everything you need to know about it.
Outlander Season 6 Release Date
‘Outlander’ Season 5 premiered on Starz on February 16, 2020, and concluded on May 10, 2020. It constitutes of 12 episodes, as opposed to the 13-episode count of the last three seasons.
As far as the next season goes, here’s what we know. In 2018, along with the fifth, Starz had greenlit ‘Outlander’ for the sixth season of 12-episodes. The writers had started working on the scripts, and the filming was supposed to begin in May 2020, with the release slated for fall. However, due to the coronavirus pandemic, the team had to put their plans on hold.
We were supposed to start this week. We have scheduled for Fall. Will just have to see… 🤞 https://t.co/NxLusL0hWV
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) May 4, 2020
Sam Heughan, one of the leads of the show who also serves as one of the producers, confirmed that they had the script for the first episode, and promised that the rest of the season is going to be great as well.
We have started… Ep 1!!! So excited. But you’re going to love the rest of this season. https://t.co/Pd5dfBUHOW
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) March 22, 2020
Caitriona Balfe confirmed that despite the lockdown restrictions, the work is still on.
— Caitríona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) April 15, 2020
It looks like the team of ‘Outlander’ is ready to take off as soon as they can, which will only happen once the situation dials down with the pandemic. In that case, we expect ‘Outlander’ Season 6 to release sometime in 2022.
Outlander Season 6 Cast: Who’s in it?
‘Outlander’ stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan as the leads, Claire and Jamie. Other important cast members include Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall Fraser, Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield, Cesar Domboy as Fergus, Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie, and Lauren Lyle as Marsali. All the regular members are expected to return for Season 6, with some new faces joining the team.
Outlander Season 6 Plot: What can it be about?
‘Outlander’ Season 5 ends with one of the most traumatic moments for Claire. The next season will elaborate on her recuperation while also focusing on the raging war that threatens to engulf her family. Because the show stays true to the storyline of the books, for the sixth season, we expect them to draw from the material in ‘A Breath of Snow and Ashes’, the sixth book in the novel series. The fifth season has already adopted some storylines from it, which are expected to expand in the next season. In a similar pattern, the sixth season could also take some bits from the seventh book, ‘An Echo in the Bone’.
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