It feels like forever since Outlander season 5 hit Starz, but don't worry, people, because the Jamie-Fraser-shaped hole in your heart will be filled soon enough. While it's not totally clear when season 6 will be coming your way, we do know it is in the works. The saga's not over, and new Outlander episodes are definitely on the horizon—even if it feels like you'll have to wait an eternity for them.
If you've been watching Sam Heughan's Twitter, you'll see many an update about the new season of Outlander. He has gushed about the scripts for season 6, given updates about when filming was supposed to start, and he most recently shared glimpses of the costumes for the new season. But outside of social media, here's everything we know about Outlander's sixth season.
Outlander IS renewed for season 6.
No need to worry, it's def happening. The show was renewed approximately a thousand years ago, in 2018, per Starz via The Hollywood Reporter. Like season 5, the sixth season will have twelve episodes.
What will season 6 be about?
The show (mostly) faithfully follows Diana Gabaldon's book series, and so the sixth season will adapt the sixth book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. First of all, that title... Game of Thrones, much? Tell me that doesn't sound like A Song of Ice and Fire remix. As you may have expected from the events of season 5, the story follows Claire and Jamie as they find themselves low-key on the wrong side of history during the American Revolution. Oops.
They've officially started filming new episodes.
Woo! As of this morning, Starz confirmed that the sixth season of the show is officially underway. Here's what one of their executive producers posted to share the news:
— Maril Davis (@TallShipProds) February 9, 2021
And Sam Heughan posted this pic from filming:
We’re BACK!!@Outlander_STARZ Season 6 shooting!
Feel very fortunate to be working right now, production are ensuring everyone is safe and protected. Now just need to deal with the snow....
⛄️ 🏴 pic.twitter.com/akKKUAz3Ik
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) February 9, 2021
When will season 6 hit my screen?
Okay, yeah, that's still a real unknown. They were supposed to film the new season last spring, and unsurprisingly, it got shut down because of the pandemic. Even though they are technically filming the show now, depending on how fast they can get the episodes finished, we may have to wait until 2022 to see anything new. It sucks, but what about this pandemic doesn't suck?
How will I survive until Season 6?
Outlander fans are definitely going to want to put their Starz subscription to work and check out Men in Kilts in February 2021. It's a doc series about Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish going on a Scottish road trip... what more could you want? There's also a new romantic show coming to Starz in February called Luminaries, set in 19th century New Zealand, that has my eyes bugging out of their sockets like a thirsty cartoon character. Also, have you seen Bridgerton? Sanditon? A Discovery of Witches?Virgin River? What about Normal People? Romance on television is really having a moment; there has never been a better time to indulge.
For those of us who don't have Starz and binge each season of Outlander when it drops on Netflix, fingers crossed that season 5 will be on the streaming service soon. (Season 4, like, just arrived.)
But if you simply cannot wait for more Outlander storylines, you could always read ahead in the series. Each season of the show has covered one book in the eight-book series, which means season 6 will be about the sixth book. If you want to read ahead for all the spoilers, you will not regret it.
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