Outlander has been renewed for two more seasons.
The time-travelling drama, based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling book series, follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a married WW11 combat nurse from 1945 who mysteriously falls back in time to 1743 where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world and her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan and Tobias Menzies and produced by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Gallactica), the historical epic blends political intrigue, bloody battles and steamy romance like no other show.
Now, after three successful runs, Starz has announced that the series will officially return for not just a fifth season but a six too. The renewal order comprises 24 episodes, with each season containing 12 parts – down from the 13 episodes in Season 2 and 3, and the 16 episodes in Season 1.
“Fans can rest assured their beloved Claire and Jamie will be back facing new challenges, adversaries and adventures in seasons five and six as we delve into American history and continue the story of the Frasers as they settle in the New World,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement.
Season 4, which is based on the fourth of Outlander’s eight books, Drums of Autumn, is currently in production in Scotland and will premiere in November on Amazon Prime Video in the UK.