Starz has renewed Outlander for two more seasons, which will take the seasons up to six seasons.
The series from Sony Pictures Television is among the most-watched premium TV programs with season three bringing 5.8 million viewers per episode on average, based on multiplatform viewing. Outlanders upcoming season, season 4 is currently shooting in Scotland and is set to premiere in November, Starz chief Chris Albrecht said on Wednesday.
“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,” said Albrecht.
Both season five and six will have 12 episodes. Outlander has stayed consistent with the number of episodes per season, as for the last 2 years every season has had 13 episodes. The one exception is the first season, which had 16 episodes.
The series is a masterful mix of romance, adventure and a time-travel theme for a clutch of key characters all lead by Caitriona Balfe’s Claire and Sam Heughan’s Jamie. It’s based on the book series by Diana Gabaldon. Season five will revolve around the fifth book in Gabaldon’s series, “The Fiery Cross,” while season six will draw from the sixth installment, “A Breath of Snow and Ashes.”
Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts, and Andy Harries are executive producers of “Outlander.”