Outlander is a United States series that follows the novel of an identical name. The first season of the show was aired on 9th August 2014 while the fifth season consisting of 12 episodes was premiered last year on 16th February 2020 on the Starz network. Fortunately, season 5 was successful in collecting awesome reviews from viewers as well as from critics.
The show has got fabulous 8.4/10 stars on the IMDb while 89% score on Rotten Tomatoes. Fans have been waiting for Outlander Season 6 since season 5 is over. They are super excited to watch the next season. Even they are craving to hear Outlander Season 6 release date, but will their desires be fulfilled. Well, we have found out the answer to this question so take a look at what it is –
Are We Getting To Know Outlander Season 6 Release Date?
Starz had already renewed season 6 last year but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, its production was on hold. But the good news is that production has again started. Starz disclosed this(renewal of season 6) great news through its Twitter handle. The network embedded a short clip of behind the scenes where the entire crew is looking ready to work for next season.
— Outlander Is In Production! (@Outlander_STARZ) February 9, 2021
The production of season 6 is going on in Scotland and executive producer Matthew B. Roberts has promised to series lovers that the show’s popular(ahem) sensitive scenes must come even they have to adopt more safety measures.
Even though precautions are most important but Robert says he won’t make changes to the theme of the drama. While talking to Elle Magazine he mentioned, “I don’t know how to write “COVID-friendly scenes,” certainly not an Outlander scene, because we are going to have people next to each other, being emotional—you talk close to people, and that’s where it transfers COVID. We had to figure out, how do we keep Outlander, Outlander?”
He further said that few alternatives consisting of using fewer background actors(in order to meet safety requirements) which means that the series will depend largely on VFX.
Now, if we talk about the launch date of the forthcoming season showrunners are yet to announce the Outlander Season 6 release date. But as the work on season 6 has begun so we can expect it to arrive by the end of 2022.
How Will Outlander Season 6 Plot Be?
The beginning season of the drama followed the novel, Outlander(Cross Stitch) while the second season was extracted from Dragonfly in Amber. The third season was based on Voyager whereas the fourth season’s events were extracted from Drums of Autumn. And, season 5 was mainly based on The Fiery Cross.
This means that the next season will also follow any book of this series. The reports of trusted sources like Wikipedia suggest that Outlander Season 6 episodes will follow the sixth novel which is none other than A Breath of Snow and Ashes which was launched in 2005. The book highlights more on the repercussions of season 5.
So, be ready as the next season is going to be more entertaining and thrilling. Apart from it, we haven’t got many details about the story of season 6. Neither creators nor Starz has revealed much information about the plot of the upcoming season. So, we can’t do anything instead of waiting for the launch of season 6.
Who Will Be Part Outlander Season 6 Cast?
Show lovers will be amused after hearing that the main lead actors are coming again for season 6. This means that this time audience is going to see more from Sam Heughan as the Scottish rock-star Jamie Fraser. Caitriona Balfe is also returning to replicate his role of Claire Fraser as the duo will encounter more risks in the forthcoming trips.
Apart from it, no details have come about other cast members. But it’s seeming that many other actors of season 5 will make a come back to reprise their roles. Some new faces can also be added to play new roles. However, it’s looking that major previous stars will replicate their roles in the upcoming season. According to this, the actors who will be seen in season 6 are –
- Caitriona Balfe will be seen as Claire Beauchamp Randall(Fraser).
- Sam Heughan will play his role of James(Jamie) MacKenzie Fraser.
- Richard Rankin will portray the character of Roger Wakefield.
- Sophie Skelton will display the character of Brianna(Bree) Randall.
- John Bell will present the character of Ian Fraser Murray.
- César Domboy will be seen as Claudel(Fergus) Fraser.
- Lauren Lyle will play his role of Marsali MacKimmie Fraser.
- Maria Doyle Kennedy will deliver her role of Jocasta MacKenzie Cameron.
- Colin McFarlane will portray the character of Ulysses.
- Caitlin O’Ryan will present the character of Lizzie Wemyss.
- Chris Larkin will display the character of Richard Brown.
- Ned Dennehy will be seen as Lionel Brown.
How Many Episodes Will Be In Outlander Season 6?
In last season we enjoyed watching 12 episodes including –
- Episode 1: The Fiery Cross
- Episode 2: Between Two Fires
- Episode 3: Free Will
- Episode 4: The Company We Keep
- Episode 5: Perpetual Adoration
- Episode 6: Better to Marry Than Burn
- Episode 7: The Ballad of Roger Mac
- Episode 8: Famous Last Words
- Episode 9: Monsters and Heroes
- Episode 10: Mercy Shall Follow Me
- Episode 11: Journeycake
- Episode 12: Never My Love
Initially, fans were anticipating that the upcoming season will have 12 episodes. Now, I’m glad to tell you that their guess was correct. Yes, according to Wikipedia season 6 will also have 12 episodes and it’s officially confirmed.
Is There Any News Of Outlander Season 6 Trailer?
No there isn’t any information regarding the trailer for season 6, but as we mentioned earlier the shooting of the upcoming season has been started and we are expecting that it will finish by the end of 2021. So, the trailer of season 6 can arrive by the first quarter of 2022.
Till then you can watch the previous season’s trailer embedded above. If any fresh information regarding the Outlander season 6 release date arrives we will let you know. So, keep in touch with us.