Which ‘Outlander’ Stars Are Returning for Season 6?

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Outlander fans may be going through a lengthy Droughtlander due to COVID-19, but a new year brings new filming opportunities for the forthcoming sixth season.

Production on the fan-favorite time-traversing romantic drama was delayed for health and safety reasons, but as new protocols have been developed, filming is sure to begin in 2021. Taking this into consideration, we can’t help but wonder, which stars will be returning?

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Below, we break down sure-bets and strong possibilities of which stars are returning for Season 6, ranging from main couple Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) to extended Fraser family members. See which stars are most likely to be back when Season 6 kicks off … eventually.

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Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser

What would Outlander be without its main character? Dr. Claire Fraser isn’t going anywhere! Caitriona Balfe will return for Season 6.

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Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser

The Highlander known by fans as “the king of men” is surely sticking around as fans look forward to Sam Heughan’s return as Jamie Fraser.

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Sophie Skelton as Brianna MacKenzie

After attempting to return to the 1900s, Bree found herself unable to leave the 18th century where her parents have settled. Sophie Skelton‘s a sure bet when it comes to Season 6’s cast.

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Richard Rankin as Roger Mackenzie

Sticking by his wife’s side, Roger Mackenzie will continue to remain a key player in Outlander‘s ensemble. Catch Richard Rankin among the show’s Season 6 ranks when the show returns.

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César Domboy as Fergus Fraser

The last time fans saw Fergus, he was settling into life at Fraser’s Ridge with his adoptive parents, wife, and kids. Season 6 wouldn’t be the same without César Domboy‘s presence, but whether or not fans will see a lot of him remains to be seen.

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Lauren Lyle as Marsali Fraser

In Season 5, Marsali took up post as Claire’s medical apprentice at the Ridge, and we’re hoping to see that continue in Season 6. It’s more than likely fans will see Lauren Lyle reprise her role.

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John Bell as "Young" Ian Murray

Young Ian surprised his family in Season 5 by returning to the Ridge after joining the Mohawk up north, and we’re willing to bet he’ll be sticking around a while longer. Now that he knows Claire and Bree’s time-traveling secrets, it would only make sense that John Bell‘s presence in the series would continue.

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David Berry as Lord John Grey

While we saw more of Lord John Grey in Season 5, he was departing for England amid the rising tensions in the American colonies. This could determine whether or not David Berry will appear in his beloved role, but we’re hopeful he could return in some capacity, even if for a one-episode stint.

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Maria Doyle Kennedy as Aunt Jocasta

Considering Aunt Jocasta’s reputable presence in North Carolina, it would only make sense for Maria Doyle Kennedy to pop up in Season 6.