‘Outlander’ Renewed for Two More Seasons

Photograph by Don Flood for TV Guide Magazine. Balfe’s Hair and Makeup: Anita Anderson. Heughan’s hair and makeup: Wendy Kemp Forbes. Costume Designer: Terry Dresbach. Balfe’s Key Costumer: Marnie Ormiston; Heughan’s key costumer: Kirsty Allen
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan

Their love story has defied imprisonment, torture, and time—and now, fans can look forward to more of Claire and Jamie’s epic love story, as Starz announced that it is renewing Outlander for two more seasons.

Seasons 3 and 4 will be based on the books Voyager and Drums of Autumn from Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series. The show, which stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, follows a nurse from 1945 who mysteriously ends up in the Scottish Highlands in 1743. The second season, which has Claire and Jamie attempting to stop the battle of Culloden in France, premiered in April, and set a new Starz viewing record for an original series/season premiere.

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Outlander is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement.

“On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore,” Albrecht said. “There are no better storytellers for Outlander than this team, both in front and behind the camera.”

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