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Outlander TV Series News

What’s going on in the making of the Outlander TV series from Starz?

This webpage provides a selected, non-comprehensive look at the history and happenings of the STARZ OUTLANDER TV series, with interesting highlights from the TV series.

Season 6 Premiered on Sunday, March 6, 2022

Starz-Outlander-Season6-smallThe long-awaited premiere of Outlander Season Six was on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 9:00 p.m. (Eastern Time) in the U.S.A. on the Starz cable network.

I consider this a good omen, because I began writing OUTLANDER on March 6, 1988. So I have great expectations for this season.

This season will focus on the events in A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES, the sixth major novel in my Outlander series which focuses on Jamie and Claire.

The new season kicks off with a special 90-minute episode, and will pick up not long after events in the Season Five finale, which as you may remember were kind of traumatic. I think Season Six is the best season yet since Season One, which was very special because it was the first. As to what you’ll see, I leave you with three words:

Christie, Amoeba, and Brown.

More Information on Season 6

Click here to view the interview I did recently for Oprah Daily (not the Big O herself, but the daily online magazine). I discuss Season 6 as well as other topics.

BREATH-Starz-tie-inTo view the gorgeous official Season 6 trailer from Starz on Youtube, click here.

More information and access to past episodes are available on the official Starz Outlander website. The Starz network produces the Outlander series.

The Starz tie-in e-book edition of A BREATH OF SNOW AND ASHES is now available for Apple devices, Kindle, Nook, etc. in the U.S.A. and other international publishing areas. Click here for more information from Penguin Random House.

Congratulations, Caitriona!

C-Balfe-2021-08-babyHUGE congratulations to Caitriona and her husband Tony on the birth of their lovely little boy! (Said little boy, along with Covid, is one of the reasons why Season Six of OUTLANDER has eight episodes, rather than the originally planned twelve—don’t worry, though, the last four episodes are not lost; they’ll just be pushed forward into Season Seven (which–God willing and everybody’s not down with the Zeta variant or something–will start filming early in 2022) which will end up with sixteen episodes!)

Caitriona posted the image at right on her official Instagram account after the baby’s birth, according to an online article in Parade magazine on August 20, 2021.

Season 7 of the Outlander TV Series Approved!

March 14, 2021

2021-season7-starz-jamie-claireExciting news! Starz announced on Sunday, March 14, 2021, that it has officially approved funding and plans for season 7 of the Outlander tv series. Based on AN ECHO IN THE BONE, the seventh in Diana’s bestselling OUTLANDER series of major novels, season 7 will have a total of 12 episodes. Image at right courtesy of STARZ.

Series stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin shared the news in a new video announcement. Click here to view the video on Youtube, which will open in a new browser window.

Actors Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), who are currently filming the sixth season of the series in Scotland, will return for the seventh season.

As of yet, there is no premiere date set for season 6.

Ronald Moore, executive producer of the series, has also said in interviews that an Outlander spin-off television series may be in the works!

Links – Outlander TV Series

  • As I receive news and other information about the TV series, I share it here in my official webpages and in my blog.
  • I am a very active user of social media. Just about every day, I post on my official facebook page and post on Twitter. (If you don’t use Facebook or Twitter, my Webmistress works to transfer a lot of my social media posts to these webpages, for those who don’t use Facebook or Twitter, but this takes time.)
  • The Official Outlander TV series site on the STARZ network’s home pages regularly posts previews, updates, and other information and news.
  • If you love social media, follow Starz’s posts about the Outlander TV series on the Starz Outlander FaceBook page.

This page is researched and maintained by Diana Herself and Diana’s Webmistress. The last update was made on Sunday, March 6, 2022 at 7:00 a.m. (Central Time).