Starz’s Outlander Season 5 finale premiered last year, and the wait for Season 6 is finally over. It was announced that Season 6 of Outlander will debut on March 6, 2022, at 9/8c on the network. Outlander author Diana Gabaldon announced this news at the ninth book’s (Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone) launch event, and the official Twitter account of Outlander’s also posted the announcement. Outlander’s Season 6 is based on the sixth book in the series. The title of the series is “A Breath of Snow and Ashes.”
In May 2018, Outlander was renewed for a 6th season, but production was delayed due to COVID-19. Production officially started in Scotland in February of this year, complete with some changes thanks to safety measures.
Series Executive producer Matthew B. Roberts told Elle:
The cast and the crew, and I think even the fans, were very excited to get right into Season 6. And then we decided to hit the brakes
Roberts also opened up about the challenges of filming during the pandemic. He further added:
I don’t know how to write ‘COVID-friendly scenes,’ certainly not an Outlander scene, because we are going to have people next to each other, being emotional-you talk close to people, and that’s where it transfers COVID. We had to figure out how do we keep Outlander, Outlander? So we wrote the scripts [as originally intended] and dove in with production: Our producer in the U.K., Guy Tannahill, and our new production designer, Mike Gunn, and our staff over there who have worked on Outlander for a long time. We said, ‘Okay, this scene can’t happen like this. If we did this, this, and this, then we can make it happen.
Outlander Season 6 will pick up where Season 5 left off, with Claire having escaped a crazy encounter with Lionel Brown and returned to Fraser’s Ridge with the season focusing on the warning of the Revolutionary War and how it convinces Claire and Jamie to choose what is good for their family. The season includes some new additions to the series, namely the Christie Family: Tom and his children Allan and Malva.
Outlander Season 6 Release Date
On Starz, Outlander returns for Season 6 on March 6, 2022. The series has already been renewed for Season 7.
Outlander Season 6 Trailer
- Caitriona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser
- Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser
- Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield
- Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall
- John Bell as Young Ian Murray
- César Domboy as Fergus Fraser
- Lauren Lyle as Marsali Fraser
- Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss
- Mark Lewis Jones as Thomas Christie
- Jessica Reynolds as Malva Christie
- Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie