Outlander is a historical drama that is based on the novel of the same name by Diana Gabaldon. The series which is developed by Ronald D. Moore premiered on August 9, 2014, on Starz. The show has received favorable reviews and is said to be a unique and satisfying adaptation of its source material. With season five’s eventful and emotional finale episode, the series is returning for a sixth season. So here’s everything you need to know about Outlander season 6, including what happened at the end of season 5, release date, and more.
Outlander season 6: Release Date
We know for sure that Outlander season six is happening. Season 5 premiered in February of 2020. So this means that season six will come probably in 2021 at the very earliest. Season 6 will have a total of 12 episodes.
But the situation regarding the coronavirus pandemic has halted TV productions around the world. The schedule for shooting season 6 has also been affected by it.
Star Sam Heughen told about the plans that were being put in place to get things up and running once again. He also told on Twitter that some work has already begun: “We have started Ep 1!!! So excited. But you’re going to love the rest of this season.”
Outlander Season 6: Cast
The main cast of the show will be returning in the sixth season as well. This includes –
- Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser
- Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield
- Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall
- Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
One person that that won’t be returning is Duncan La Croix. His character Murtagh Fraser died in a pre-revolutionary war battle.
Outlander Season 5: Ending Explained
The first scene of the finale episode shows bloodied Claire, bounded by ropes and tied to a tree.
The most upsetting scene seen in the Outlander series was shown. After Lionel’s men tie and beat Claire, she is then gang-raped. Jamie and his men soon found her and she was given the opportunity to take revenge. But due to Claire’s oath as a Doctor, Jamie, Fergus, and Ian kill the men. They took Lionel with them for questioning. But in the end, Marsali kills Lionel.
Outlander Season 6: Storyline
Outlander season 6 will be based on Diana Gabaldon’s sixth book titled ‘A Breath of Snow and Ashes.’ However, it won’t be just sticking to the source material.
In season 6 we’ll see whether Brianna will get to meet her half-brother William or not. And will Buck Mackenzie show up to cause any trouble? We will see Claire continuing to cope with her trauma from season five.