Will Starz Outlander have a season 6? Is it available on Netflix? Do Claire and Jamie die in Season 6? These question are haunting the mind of every fans of Starz’s time travelling historical romantic drama series titled “Outlander”. Good news is that working on season 6 has already begun.
|Release date||May 2021 (Expected)|
|Genres||Romantic Fantasy TV, TV Mystery, Historical Drama|
|Watch Online||Available on Starz, Netflix, Hulu, Prime Videos|
|Starring||Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan|
|Based On||A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon|
Outlander premiered on Starz network, on August 9, 2014 and currently airing the 12 episode 5th season from February 16, 2020. In Canada, Outlander season 5 can be watched on the W Network while the UK viewers can watch the latest episodes by streaming it on Amazon Prime Video.
WILL STARZ OUTLANDER HAVE A SEASON 6?
Starz’s popular historical fiction “Outlander” is based on “The Outlander Series” books by acclaimed American author “Diana Gabaldon”. The book series has 8 published novels and Diana is currently writing the 9th novel “GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE”. Diana has also revealed that the Outlander saga books will end with the publication of the 10th Novel.
Each of the first 5 seasons of outlander is loosely based on book 1-5, with stories tweaked to be made suitable for TV adaptation.
|OUTLANDER SERIES BOOKS||SEASON ADAPTATION||EPISODES|
|Outlander aka Cross Stitch||Season 1||16|
|Dragonfly in Amber||Season 2||13|
|Drums of Autumn||Season 4||13|
|The Fiery Cross||Season 5||12|
|A Breath of Snow and Ashes||Season 6||12|
|An Echo in the Bone||Season 7 (expected)||TBA|
|Written in My Own Heart’s Blood||Season 8 (expected)||TBA|
|Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone||Season 9 (expected)||TBA|
So yes, content wise, there’s enough material for 5 more seasons of the series plus there’s 10 stand-alone novellas in the “Lord John Grey book series”, which can very well be developed as an Outlander spin-off series.
|LORD JOHN GREY SERIES||OUTLANDER TIME PERIOD|
|A Fugitive Green||1744-45, Paris|
|Lord John and the Hellfire Club||1756, London|
|Lord John and the Private Matter||1757, London|
|Lord John and the Succubus||1757, Germany|
|Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade||1758|
|Lord John and the Haunted Soldier||1758, London|
|Lord John and the Custom of the Army||1759/1775 (London, Quebec)|
|Lord John and the Scottish Prisoner||1760, London|
|Lord John and a Plague of Zombies||1761, Jamaica|
|Besieged||1762 in Jamaica and Havana|
Now, though Outlander season 6 is yet to green lit for production, “Chris Albrecht”, former Starz CEO, had announced a go ahead for both Season 5 & 6, way back in May 2018.
Also both the Outlander lead cast, Caitriona Balfe (Claire) and Sam Heughan (Jamie) are actually in contract with Starz up to Season 7, so no worries there.
On April 5, 2020, Writer/Executive Producer, Matthew B. Roberts, confirmed that the writing team has started working on Outlander Season 6 script, despite the Coronavirus lockdown. The replied fans from his official Twitter handle (@TheMattBRoberts) during a Q/A session.
Q: Is there one thing in particular you’re looking forward to fans seeing in Season 6?
A: “There’s a lot of exciting things planned for S6.”
Q: Has the writing continued for Season6 or are you all on break now? #Outlander
“The writers are working hard on S6”
Actor Sam Heughan (Jamie) also confirmed that he has already read the Outlander Season 1 Episode 1 script, in a Q/A session, from his official Twitter handle (@SamHeughan).
Sam replied “We have started… Episode 1!!!” when a fan asked the actor “have you read S6 scripts yet?”
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
WHO WILL STAR IN OUTLANDER SEASON 6?
Will Claire and Jamie come back together for a 6th Season? Definitely Yes. Irish actress Caitriona Balfe, 40, who played the role of former World War II nurse “Claire” and Scottish actor Sam Heughan, 39, who played the role of Scottish Highlanders rebel “Jamie Fraser” will be the lead cast in the sixth instalment of Outlander TV series.
Other cast member who are most likely to reprise their role or new characters who will be roped in according to Outlander Book 6: A Breath of Snow and Ashes plotline are:
|OUTLANDER SEASON 6 CAST||ROLE|
|Caitriona Balfe||Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser|
|Sam Heughan||James “Jamie” MacKenzie Fraser|
|David Berry||Colonel Lord John William Grey|
|Edward Speleers||Stephen Bonnet|
|Sophie Skelton||Brianna Randall Fraser MacKenzie|
|Richard Rankin||Roger MacKenzie Wakefield|
|–||Jeremiah “Jemmie” MacKenzie|
|–||Amanda “Mandy” MacKenzie|
|César Domboy||Fergus Claudel Fraser|
|Lauren Lyle||Marsali Mackenzie Fraser|
|Robin Scott||Germain Fraser|
|John Bell||Ian Fraser Murray (Young)|
|Caitlin O’Ryan||Lizzie Wemyss|
|Paul Gorman||Josiah “Jo” Beardsley|
|Paul Gorman||Keziah “Kezzie” Beardsley|
|Alec Newman||Joseph Wemyss|
|Maria Doyle Kennedy||Jocasta MacKenzie Cameron Innes|
|Alistair Findlay||Duncan Innes|
WHAT’S THE PLOT OF OUTLANDER SEASON 6?
Do Claire and Jamie die in Season 6? NOPE. As we mentioned based on the book 6 of Outlander series, both Claire and Jamie will not die at the end of Season 6. Here is a summarized plotline from the 6th Outlander:
“History once again catches up with the Frasers, and Jamie is eventually obliged to declare himself a rebel and sacrifice of much of what he has built.
In the American Revolution civil war, the community of “Fraser’s Ridge” begins to fall apart and bands of wandering men ravage the land, stealing, burning, and destroying anything that came in their way. These men are not even bothering to shield their actions behind the curtain of politics.
One such band attacked “Fraser’s Ridge” and Marsali Mackenzie Fraser (Laoghaire’s daughter and Jamie and Claire’s stepdaughter) is trapped in the middle, and Claire is abducted.
The violent aftermath of this act leaves a trail of damage in its wake, the first of a series of shocks that shakes the community on Fraser’s Ridge.
The next such shock shatters peace and community, and results in the arrest of Jamie and Claire, and their departure for New Bern, the seat of government and the only tenuous source of law left in the colony.
Meanwhile, Roger MacKenzie Wakefield (Brianna “Bree” Randall’s husband), has made a place for himself in the 18th century. He works as a Presbyterian minister. His wife Bree has been abducted by Stephen Bonnet, and with the help of Jamie and Young Ian, he set on a course to rescue her.
There is no law left anywhere now and different story arcs lead to a bloody confrontation on the island of “Ocracoke”.
The Ocracoke Island is the site of a small standing stone circle— a place that brings one strand of this epic saga to a moving conclusion.
OUTLANDER SEASON 6 TRAILER
the trailer for the sixth season of Starz romantic drama “Outlander” is still awaited. We will update this section as soon as the official trailer drops.