The waiting period between the release of two seasons of a much-loved show is always the hardest to pass. What will passionate fans like us do while we’re left to wonder what the next season holds? The mere knowledge that there is another season to look forward to helps us keep our wits.
One such time-travel based historical show, Outlander will be back with another season as announced by Starz in 2018. “Fans can be assured that their beloved Claire and Jamie will be back facing new challenges, adversaries and adventures in seasons five and six as we delve into American history and continue the story of the Frasers as they settle in the New World,” Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht stated.
The season is already under production. Actor Sam Heughan verified the fact that work on future episodes had begun even before the season five finale episode premiered.
Outlander Season 6 production
As with all other works and productions, coronavirus has impacted the filming of this popular show as well.
On May 3, Heughan tweeted, “We were supposed to start this week, we have scheduled for Fall. Will just have to see…” in response to someone asking about the time when production for season 6 will begin. Lately, he also stated that the makers are curating a plan to begin filming as soon as they can.
“We were supposed to be shooting right now and obviously things are still slightly up in the air, but I think you know, I’m hopeful that we’re gonna be back before we know it,” he said.
The series being picked up for yet another season left the star Caitriona Balfe in astonishment. “We kind of hoped that we would get a season five,” she said. “We weren’t really expecting them to pick up both together, so that’s really exciting.”
Outlander Season 6 plot and episodes
Season 6 will be running for a total of 12 episodes. Season 6 is expected to be roughly based on the sixth book of the Outlander series: A Breath of Snow and Ashes written by Diana Gabaldon. As we know, Season 5 came out in February of this year, we can hope to get our hands on the next season by 2021.