'Outlander' Producers Promise a Fifth Season—Plus, New Season 4 Details
Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as Jamie in Outlander.
For fans in the midst of Droughtlander, this news couldn't be more welcome.
At an Outlander panel in L.A. over the weekend, producers and stars of the Starz series—including Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan—spilled some secrets for the show's future. More specifically, they pretty much confirmed a fifth season, even before Season 4 has premiered!
Though the show is still in production in Scotland, and apparently nothing official has been negotiated with Starz, executive producer Ronald D. Moore assured fans there will be even more Outlander to come. Moore emphasized to Entertainment Weekly, "We are certainly going to do it. I have no doubt we are doing a Season 5."
Did you hear that Sassenachs? Jamie (Heughan) and Claire (Balfe) will be sticking around for a while longer. Then again, this news should come as no surprise—the show is based on a book series by writer Diana Gabaldon, which has plenty more content to cull from. Typically one season follows one book, but Moore expressed interest in deviating from that tradition moving forward.
"Every year we approach it fresh,” Moore said. “Should we keep it a book a season? We’ve done that up until now. But we’ve talked about splitting books, and we’ve talked about combining them. We want to be free in the writers’ room to pick and choose and do what feels most comfortable that year."
Before getting ahead of themselves, the team behind the time travel drama shared some info on Season 4, expected to arrive in fall of this year.
One moment that fans are anticipating in Season 4 is the [SPOILER ALERT!] reunion between father and daughter when Brianna (Sophie Skelton) heads back in time. "I’m going back tomorrow to shoot that scene. I just got the scripts two days ago, and we start shooting this week," Heughan teased. "This season, it’s a huge moment and will be the catalyst to a lot of the drama that unfolds."
This week, Moore teased the possible return of Laoghaire (Nell Hudson) and Frank (Tobias Menzies). The producer said of Jamie's second wife, "The fans love to hate her. That just means you want to see her more."
This only scratches the surface of the hour-long panel, so if you can't resist a good tease, check out the segment below.
Fans can breath a sigh of relief knowing that so much more Outlander is still to come!
Outlander, Season 4, 2018, Starz