Photo: Sam Heughan, Season 2 Premiere week, April 2016, NYC, @ Saks 5th Avenue
The news keeps rolling in!
At the BAFTA’s (full coverage here), in an interview with Digital Spy, Caitriona said there would be a long, 7 month hiatus between Seasons 4 and 5. Personally, I think this is fantastic news. As I’ve said, this is a marathon (lucky for us), not a sprint. These guys, as well as the hard working crew, need to pace themselves, and have time for real life priorities besides work. And, maybe the chance to pursue other roles and projects?
So what does this mean, exactly? If filming finishes in the end of June, and there are 7 months off, they would resume filming in February of 2019. If Season 4 premieres in November, as it will, and there are breaks for US holidays (as there usually are), we will still be watching Season 4 episodes well into February, when filming of the new Season 5 starts. Not too dissimilar to our experience with Seasons 3 and 4, actually. Season 3 premiered in September, and the team began filming Season 4 in October, 2017.
We’ve been told that Seasons 5 and 6 will each be 12 episodes long, which means, according to my calculations 🤓, that filming and post production will take around 8 months, which means a possible release date of October/ November, 2019, or roughly a year from the Season 4 premiere. So, I don’t think it will be all that painful, folks. Our beloved team will get some much needed restorative time; as I’ve said before, creativity demands respite in order to continue!
While in London for the BAFTA’s, Sam appeared on This Morning, with Phillip and Holly (otherwise known as Ms. Willoughby (ahem), watch out Margaret Campbell! 😜)
Holly is a big fan of the show, and awfully adorable!
Source: Digital Spy