Outlander Gets 2 More Seasons Picked Up From STARZ

Outlander Gets 2 More Seasons Picked Up by STARZ

Posted by May 9, 2018 Comment

After much nail biting, STARZ has announced they will indeed be ordering 2 more seasons of drama series Outlander.

STARZ Chief Chris Albrecht offered a statement about the pickup to Variety:

“Fans can rest assured 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.”

It also sounds like seasons five and six will run 12 episodes apiece, which is less than previous seasons of 13 episodes the past two years.

We also know, per Variety, that the season four premiere will air sometime in November, which at least is more of a date than “sometime in the fall”.

The series is based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon, covering pretty much all genre of fiction from science fiction, history, romance to humor and philosophy. At present, there are 8 published books in the saga, the 9th “Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone” is in process and slated for a release at some point in the nearish future.

Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica) brought the show to STARZ along with his production company Twin Ships and longtime Moore collaborator and executive producer Maril Davis has been with the series since day one.

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe during the “Outlander” panel at Emerald City Comic Con 2017, photo by Mary Anne Butler

Caitriona Balfe stars as Claire Fraser, the time-traveling army nurse from the 1940’s who falls in love with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heugah).  The pair circumvent the world in their travels, and even get involved with Revolutions on two continents.

Outlander will return to STARZ in November of 2018.

About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool.

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

Interviews, reviews, observations, breaking news, and objective reporting are the name of the game for the founder of Harkonnen Knife Fight, a Dune-themed band with an international presence. 

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(Last Updated May 9, 2018 2:47 pm )

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