Photo: Sam and Cait as Jamie and Claire, Season 5
In an article published Thursday, August 22, Popsugar predicts that Outlander will premiere on January 5, 2020. Here’s their rationale…
That’s right — we are still months away, fans. If we had to guess, we would wager Starz will debut season five on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2020. The reason we think it’ll be that soon after the holidays is that Outlander seasons are 13 episodes long (after the first season, which ran 16 episodes). If they start on Jan. 5, 13 episodes will take the show through the end of March, and then American Gods can premiere in the first part of April. There’s always a chance that Starz will hold Outlander until Jan. 12 or even Jan. 19, but it will definitely premiere sometime in January, or else Starz’s year-round Sunday night original schedule will be thrown off.
One assumption is off, as we know Season 5 will actually be 12 episodes, not 13. So, if their other assumptions are correct, that may mean it will air on Jan 12 or 19?
I was personally surprised that Outlander will be at NYCC in early October, after the 2020 premiere date was announced. Having it air in early January would be one explanation for that decision – people in the US, which is Starz’ domain, get involved in the holidays starting in mid November, and running through the fist of January. If Starz plans to air in early January, they would need to start promoting the season before the holidays.
I certainly wouldn’t complain about an early January premiere date! (For my own rationale and predictions for the Season 5 premiere date, please go to: More Thoughts on The Outlander Season 5 Premiere Date).
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