Get out the champaign indeed! We have a release month! Even though we were hoping for September, what’s 2 more months in the big picture, eh? (first world problem, indeed). And, two more seasons of Outlander to look forward to!!! Waaaaaaahooooooooooo!
I personally hope that our hard working cast and crew get to have a well deserved break before plowing ahead. They are humans after all, and this screen adaptation of Outlander has been/continues to be a big chunk of their lives – indeed a marathon, not a sprint. Here’s to the restorative time that creativity demands, not to mention being a happy, balanced human. Read on for details of this wonderful announcement, and reactions from the good folks who make our beloved Outlander possible…
We couldna wait to tell you any longer. #Outlander will return to #STARZ for Season 4 this November AND for Seasons 5 and 6! https://t.co/GEqYWkh3e3 pic.twitter.com/U0ojNQrkcb
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) May 9, 2018
Full press release from Diana on twitter:
STARZ & SONY PICTURES TELEVISION’S Hit SERIES “OUTLANDER” WILL RETURN NOVEMBER 2018
STARZ GREENLIGHTS SEASONS FIVE AND SIX of The time-travel drama
Santa Monica, Calif. – May 9, 2018 – Starz President and CEO Chris Albrecht, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced today that the Golden Globe® nominated STARZ Original series “Outlander” will premiere its fourth season this November 2018, and also announced that Starz has renewed its hit series “Outlander” for two new seasons, taking the series through a sixth season.
“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,” said Albrecht.
Adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts, and Andy Harries, Starz will continue to partner with Sony Pictures Television on this multi-book, 24-episode pick-up for “Outlander.” Seasons five and six will each play out over 12 episodes respectively and will be based on material from the fifth book in the Outlander series, entitled The Fiery Cross, as well as the sixth book in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
The fourth season of “Outlander” is currently shooting on location in Scotland and will include 13 episodes based upon Drums of Autumn, the fourth of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series. The upcoming season continues the romantic adventures of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
Reactions from the cast and crew and a peek at S4 photos from Starz…
Just look at two of our strong, amazing #Outlander couples. ???? pic.twitter.com/6qOw8yPpuE
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) May 9, 2018
Diana to Sam…
Same here, Sheugs!???? https://t.co/I3TKb5S4YJ
— Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG) May 9, 2018
You want more????? You got more !!!! Outlander5&6 is on its way ….!! So @SamHeughan .. you got that Zimmer frame ready?? @Outlander_STARZ @TallShipProds @LeftBankPics @SPTV ❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/rX8m0VrSBt
— Caitríona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) May 9, 2018
And in case you don’t know what a “zimmer frame” is (I didn’t!) it’s a….
Sam to Caitriona…
Yup!!!! You got the hearing aid….?
I SAID…. THE HEARING AID!!
No. NO, NO.
NO ONE IS LAID.
I said…. HEARING… AAAAAID
oh forget it https://t.co/KI6jsAY1bd
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) May 9, 2018
This means lots more Young Ian – aawoooooooooooo!
Fantastic news. Howling at the moon! ???????? bring it on @Outlander_STARZ. https://t.co/ISVi7Bs4j7
— John Bell (@JohnBell) May 9, 2018
And Jocasta too…
— Maria Doyle Kennedy (@mariadkennedy) May 10, 2018
Sony TV Exec, Chris Parnell…
Congrats to our amazing cast, crew and producers of #Outlander and thank you to the #BestFansEver!! We are back. https://t.co/0UZMOVYe5q
— Chris Parnell (@ChrisFParnell) May 9, 2018
Exec producer Maril Davis…
Whoooooooop! So excited!!! Thank you to our cast, crew and writers for making this show so much fun to work on. We’re so excited to continue on this journey. And thanks to our amazing partners @Outlander_STARZ and @SPTV AND….thanks to the BEST FANS EVER!!!! https://t.co/ZUBwYBKeBm
— Maril Davis (@TallShipProds) May 9, 2018
Production designer Jon Gary Steele
Congratulations to ALL Cast & Crew of Outlander!!!!!!!!!! https://t.co/P5RO27ORQy
— JON GARY STEELE (@jongarysteele) May 9, 2018
Musical genius behind Outlander TV series…
A HUGE congrats to the cast and crew of @Outlander_STARZ ! I'm excited to see what seasons 5 & 6 have in store for us!!https://t.co/nq8h68CQEv pic.twitter.com/0nHYTZyXWT
— Bear McCreary ???????? (@bearmccreary) May 9, 2018
Fantastic news. Can’t wait. It
There was also this in Variety:
Thanks for posting this link, Regina. Really interesting.
Very interesting interview with John Gary Steele (sp?). Thank you for posting! Had not seen this one before.
This is such wonderful news for everyone – the cast, the readers, the watchers – it does help to balance out the horrible news from the US Government about every facet of life.
Wow, November. Will be waiting anxiously. Good news about upcoming seasons! YAY! ?
Oh , My God. I am so happy . Just bought my new Barbour jacket to wear for the Spring when I go to UK and Scotland. I am 86 and this gives me a new “life”.
Good for you Sue. Hope you have a great time. It is so nice to hear that our favorite show will be on for 2 more years. Thx Courtney for the news.
Sue, I love your comment! I hope you don’t mind, I passed it along on Twitter, and well, Herself liked it too 😉 I will email it to you xo
So exciting! I’ve got goosebumps already. And the new pictures from S4 are awesome. Thanks for sharing this awesome news.
ME TOO ! GOOSE BUMPS !
Great news! One less thing to stew about in this crazy life!???????
How wonderful for all of us! DG’s incredible series inspired a world that continues to unfold before our eyes and imagination. Can hardly wait to see who will play the white sow. 🙂
I feel so relieved. I am so happy,
I am so thrilled! Such fabulous news! Thank you Starz for making our life complete. Claire and Jamie are still with us (with thanks to Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan our two amazing actors). Thank you Diana Gabaldon for such a beautiful gift – “Outlander”. You’ve changed our lives in many wonderful ways. I am doing a happy dance right now!
Haha! Misspellers UNTIE! Break out the Champagne, not Champaign. I can’t help it, I’m a serial proofreader. Thanks to OutlanderBTS for another great post, pictures and comments! I’ve read the books 3 times, and own Seasons 1-3. So happy for the announcement! Knowing the stories has enriched me so much. Thanks to Diana, and to Sam and Cait and all the wonderful actors who stayed/stay for the long run. For me, the actors fit the books’ characters, I was not disappointed, including the animals, can’t wait to meet Rollo and Adso the cat and the white sow, the mule Clarence, Friesian Donas, and Jamie’s bad-tempered stallion Gideon. Thank you all!
We will definitely bring out the Champagne! A big celebration for such great news and an amazing TV series – Outlander!
Woot! Congratulations cast and crew! ?
Glad to hear that S4 is in Nov. and S5 and S6 are in the planning. Then in the future S7 and S8. Maybe Diana will finish #9 and 10 to finish the series for the Starz TV series. Love Outlander.
Best book and TV series I have ever read. History, romance, drama all rolled into Outlander. Bravo