Today there are two great pieces of news for Outlander fans. First, Lionsgate teamed up with Amazon on the Starz expansion in Europe which means more areas of Europe will see the Starzplay channels. This includes Germany and much of the UK.
Lionsgate's chief executive officer John Feltheimer state Lionsgate plans to expand Starz into 15 more territories over the next 3 years. This means British and German viewers will be able to watch Outlander and other Starz shows along with the US viewers. The UK's access to Starz started yesterday which means you can opt-in now and watch everything along with your US fan friends.
And the second bit of good news is Starz will soon be in Canada for those Canadian fans who want the same perk. It is apparently going to take a little longer to with Bell to be finalized but it is happening and hopefully soon enough that Canadians can be watching the new season right along with the rest of us.
Looks like both Cait and Sam are taking advantage of the longer hiatus to work on more projects and it seems like they are really doing well with it. Both join projects alongside big names.
Sam will be joining the Sony's Bloodshot which will star Vin Diesel as the main superhero Ray Garrison aka Bloodshot.
Remember that long hiatus the cast will be on? Looks like it is so we can see our actors in new material. Well maybe that isn't the only reason but it will be great to see them do more. Hopefully, this will also find them new fans who want to watch Outlander. Up the ratings!
Now the details... Caitriona will be joining A Quiet Place breakout actor Noah Jupe, Christian Bale, and Matt Damon in Fox's untiled Ford vs. Ferrari movie.
Check it out. The Outlander Clan is expanding with new actors and new characters. Introducing, Billy Boyd, Caitlin O'Ryan, Natalie Simpson, and Simona Brown. Boyd, O'Ryan and Simpson will all be playing recurring roles.
Boyd will be playing Gerald Forbes, a wealthy lawyer in Cross Creek who is friends with Jamie's Aunt Jocasta. Boyd is best known for Lord of the Rings; other credits include The Flying Scotsman, Seed of Chucky, and An Urban Ghost Story. You can follow Billy Boyd @BillyBoydActor.
Now that we are all happy to have Season 5 & 6 in our future, we need to look at the other bit of information Starz gave us. Namely the episode number. According to the contracts for 5 & 6 they have a total of 24 episodes for these season which means 12 episodes a season. What does that mean going forward?
You may or may not know the history of the Alamance Battlegrounds as the beginnings of the American Revolution unless maybe you've read the Outlander books and know what a big event this was for Jamie, Claire, and many more of our beloved characters.
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Last week, news broke that Outlander was renewed for an additional 2 seasons meaning not only will we be getting the promised Season 4 but 5 & 6 as well.
But word is that Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan will be taking a slightly longer, and much deserved, break than usual before returning to Season 5. According to Caitriona, they'll be getting about 7 months off which sounds like it will mean a bigger droughtlander after Season 4.
While, none of the fans want a massive droughlander, I think most of us can concede that Cait and Sam deserve the time off to rest or even to work on other projects which will help further their careers. After all if they can't do other work, will they want to keep renewing their contracts on Outlander?
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