Outlander is a historical television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s novel series of the same name. The series, which was produced by Ronald D. Moore, premiere on Starz on August 9, 2014. Caitriona Balfe is the star of Claire Randall, a married, retired nurse of World War II. She was taken back to Scotland in 1743 in 1946.
There she meets Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a striking highland fighter, and becomes embroiled in the Jacobite rises. The first season of the television show was based on Outlander, the first book of the show.
Generally, we can estimate this based on the production schedule, but because the COVID-19 pandemic stopped television production, it is harder to guess. Nonetheless, it won’t be any time until 2021.
Outlander Season 6 has not yet started shooting, but the writers have begun to work during the season, something that, unlike production, really has to do during social distancing. And it sounds like some change has been made.
We have started… Ep 1!!! So excited. But you’re going to love the rest of this season. https://t.co/Pd5dfBUHOW
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) March 22, 2020
The cast of season 6 will include:
- Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall
- Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
- Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh Fraser
- Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall Fraser
- Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield
- Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall
- César Domboy as Fergus
- Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie
- Lauren Lyle as Marsali
- Grant O’Rourke as Rupert MacKenzie
Outlander Season 6 will have 12 episodes, one fewer than last year and the same as season 5.
The sixth season will concentrate on the sixth novel, entitled A Breath of Snow and Ashes, from the Outlander Book Series. Here’s the official synopsis: 1772 is the year, and already the long fusion of revolt is lit on the eve of the American Revolution. Men lie dead in Boston Streets, and lonely cabins burn in the forest in the backwoods of North Carolina.
With anarchy brewing, the Governor encourages Jamie Fraser to unite the hinterland and to protect the colony for the King and the Crown. Yet Jamie learns from his wife that, three years from now, the shot heard across the world will be fired and freedom will follow, whether with those loyal to the King, dead or in exile. And there is also a short clip of The Wilmington Gazette of 1776 announcing the death of Jamie and his family. At once, he hopes his father will be wrong in the future.