If you can't wait to get back to the world of Outlander and continue to listen to that song of a lass that is gone, you are in luck. Starz announced today that the fourth season of the hit show will debut this November, and not just that — it has also greenlit two new seasons. Outlander Seasons 5 and 6 are guaranteed.
Chris Albrecht, CEO and president of Starz, said in a statement: "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 will continue to partner with Sony Pictures Television for this massive pickup, adapted from the book series by Diana Gabaldon. Seasons 5 and 6 will contain 12 episodes apiece, and will be based on the fifth and sixth books in Gabaldon's Outlander series, titled The Fiery Cross and A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
The fourth season is still in production, and will contain 13 episodes based on the fourth Outlander book, Drums of Autumn. There are eight books in the series in total, so could a potential Season 7 and 8 close the saga out? It's way too early to tell, so we'll just sit and be content with this massive pickup news.
Starz has a huge hit with the show, which was the second-most-viewed premium scripted series among women in 2017— second only to Game of Thrones. Gorgeous locations, Scottish history, time travel, wonderful acting, a pair of leads (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) with scorching chemistry, an incredibly nasty villain (Tobias Menzies), and a wonderful score by Bear McCreary have all made Outlander a show that demands attention.
Sing us a song of a show that's not gone, say, could that show be Outlander? Definitely not gone — fans can rest assured that this show isn't going anywhere.