Thanks to its eventful and emotional finale in Season Five, season six of Outlander is officially in the works.
As we explore American history and continue the Fraser family’s story in the New World, we can rest assured fans will see their beloved Claire and Jamie face new challenges, adversaries, and adventures in seasons five and six,” said Starz president and CEO Chris Albrecht.
Outlander Season 6 Release Date
Those brand new episodes are one step closer to us now that the shooting is officially over.
A rewatch is possible before early 2022, based on what we’ve learned so far.
Showrunner Matthew B Roberts in a statement, expressed excitement about returning to the editing room to finish bringing the fans closer to seeing the Fraser family again.
Our goal was to bring fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible, but filming in 2021 presented us with unprecedented challenges, which led us to truncate the season.”
In addition to filming a season seven extension with 16 episodes next year, Roberts has promised that it will begin a new era.
Outlander Season 6 Cast
Season six will feature the following main actors:
cast members: Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser
with Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
and Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield
Heughan told Parade: “There is never a dull moment, no matter what the episode.” In actuality, I believe that this season will showcase another side of Jamie I haven’t seen before – it is something that I think we’ll see more of.”
Heughan also teased (via The Express) “a new character, but he’s not so new to Jamie”, adding: “Actually in Ardsmuir, Tom Christie is one of Jamie’s ancient foes. He comes to Fraser’s Ridge and tries to take a bit of power. So there’s a bit of power play, and his daughter becomes a very, very special part of this story. I can’t give away more.”
Because Lord John Grey already has a series of books starring him, speculation about a potential spin-off has continued.
In an interview with Digital Spy and others, actor David Berry said he would pursue this.
In his opinion, the character is one of the best. “I’ve enjoyed those novels. His novels are more in a hypothetical realm, so if the right series came along, I might have jumped at the chance to return to him.”
Outlander Season 6 Plot
‘A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon will be the basis for season six of Outlander.
As we’ve seen for the most recent season, that doesn’t mean that upcoming episodes will stick strictly to the source material. According to Ronald Moore, EW talks to them every year about how they approach these decisions: “Should we keep a book a season? We’ve done that until now. But we’ve talked about combining the seasons and splitting the books.
“We want to have the freedom to choose what we want to do in the writers’ room each year.”
There are many questions to be answered in the season five finale – and it could provide an idea of what’s to come.
Is there any guilt attached to the poison injection that Marsali received, for example?
Is Brianna going to meet William now that she knows she has a half-brother called William? Also, will buck Mackenzie (the son of Dougal and Geillis Duncan), Roger’s ascendant, make his debut on the show?
Claire was beaten and then sexually assaulted by men who Jamie rescued from the group. As well as being beaten up and sexually assaulted by men, she has also experienced horrific trauma. Viewers will see her talk to Jamie next season as she works through the pain – and the final scene ends with her telling him she feels safe in his arms.
Harper’s Bazaar quotes Balfe as saying, “We have to tread an outstanding line.”… “Obviously, we try to stick as faithfully to the books as possible, and [rape] is something that creeps up quite often in Diana’s novels. When you have eight or nine books out in 20 years, it probably doesn’t feel like there’s as much, but it becomes quite difficult when you’re compressing all of that down for TV. We can only try to do it as respectfully and as, I suppose, empoweringly as we can.”
Despite attempting to keep the attack off-camera, Balfe felt that it had to have some meaning and maybe add a positive dimension to the discussion if at all possible.