Now that the Starz series has returned on Sunday, March 6, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and the rest of the cast and producers are assuring fans that Season 6 will be amazing and well worth the wait.
Every die-hard Outlander fan understands that making Season 6 a reality has been a monumental challenge. Heughan, who plays Jamie, said in March 2021 to the UK’s Daily Record, “We kicked things off back in January, and so far, so good. Not only has it been challenging to adhere to COVID rules, but the weather in Scotland has been downright awful. While the snowfall has been significant, the arrival of spring has brought welcome relief. The future has promise.”
Heughan’s Jamie, Balfe’s Claire, Sophie Skelton’s Brianna Randall MacKenzie, and Richard Rankin’s Roger MacKenzie are all returning, as are the other key family members.
What follows is all we know about Outlander Season 6 so far, including all the teasers, spoilers, cast pictures, and previews we could locate, as well as what Heughan has revealed about the turbulent storylines that will unfold in the upcoming sixth season.
In All, There Will Be 16 Episodes in Season 7.
The epidemic forced the producers of Outlander to cut short the sixth season. But supporters shouldn’t be concerned. Starz has planned a longer seventh season of “Droughtlander,” with 16 episodes to make up for the lack of new episodes in recent years.
In a statement, Outlander showrunner Matthew B. Roberts expressed his enthusiasm for entering the editing room. “We are delighted to go into the editing room to work on bringing the viewers one step closer to reconnecting with the family back on Fraser’s Ridge,” he said. Due to the extraordinary difficulties of filming in 2021, we have decided to shorten the season in order to provide the fans the most exciting and action-packed season as soon as feasible. When things settle back down again next year, we’ll shoot a full season seven with 16 episodes.
Exec producer Maril Davis even went as far as to describe the next season as “supersized” in an interview with ET.
Could You Tell Me if There Are Any Season 6 Spoilers for Outlander?
Absolutely, and the show’s cast and crew have been releasing more and more of them daily as Season 6 has drawn near.
On March 1, for instance, Heughan spoke to Men’s Health and said the following: “When Jamie least expects it, an old enemy named Tom Christie resurfaces from his past to cause trouble. Years ago, he was Jamie’s cellmate in jail, and now he and his family have moved to Fraser’s Ridge, marking the beginning of the end of the Fraser dynasty’s dominance.” As Heughan continued, “The Fraser family has hit it big. The population of the town has increased. As a couple, Jamie and Claire nearly come across as chiefs. Even though the Frasers are excellent landowners, the advent of the new family heralds the beginning of a new era in Fraser’s Ridge and a shift in community sentiment.”