There are a lot of things that can be assumed about the next season of Outlander but here are a few reminders of things that we know we will be seeing. If you aren't at all worried about spoilers there is a box you can click on to get the book related "things we know" but otherwise I recommend show fan stay away from the spoilers.
1. It is likely going to be based on the fifth book of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series called The Fiery Cross. Of course, we are unsure if we'll get the entire book or part of the book. You may not know this but this is the longest book of the first 5 by nearly 400 pages so it stands to reason we will not be seeing the entire book. Also, the PTBs (powers that be - ie our executive producers) have mentioned it might be easier to break up the books a little. I'm rather keen on this idea as I think it would make things feel less rushed.
2. Both season 5 and 6 will have only 12 episodes each. Season 1 had 16 and 2 through 4 had 13. However, standard season on premium channels tend to be 10 or 12. Outlander has been an exception. Losing an episode does support them taking on portions of book rather than the whole.
"The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance tells a new story, set many years before the events of the 1982 Jim Henson movie, and uses classic puppetry with cutting-edge visual effects.
Leading the cast are Taron Egerton (Kingsman), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Witch), and Nathalie Emmanuel (Game of Thrones) as Rian, Brea, and Deet, three Gelfling heroes.
But wait, there’s also: Caitriona Balfe (Outlander), Helena Bonham-Carter (The King’s Speech), Harris Dickinson (forthcoming Maleficent 2), Natalie Dormer (Game of Thrones), Eddie Izzard (Ocean’s Thirteen), Theo James (The Divergent Series), Toby Jones (Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy), Shazad Latif (Star Trek: Discovery), Gugu Mbatha-Raw (The Cloverfield Paradox), Mark Strong (Kingsman) and Alicia Vikander (Tomb Raider).
That’s kinda overwhelming, right? But wait, Netflix reached even deeper into their money pockets. Because there’s also Mark Hamill (Knightfall, Star Wars), Harvey Fierstein (Torch Song), Ralph Ineson (Game of Thrones), Jason Isaacs (The OA), Keegan-Michael Key (Key and Peele), Ólafur Darri Ólafsson (True Detective), Simon Pegg (Mission Impossible) and Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine Nine).
Explains Netflix vp of original series Cindy Holland: “To match the stunning visual world of The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, we knew we had to entice some incredible voice talent to add dimension to the exquisite artistry of the puppeteers who bring the characters to life. I am proud to say that this may be one of the finest casts assembled from the world’s favorite TV shows and movies, and I am now even more excited for fans to come back to Thra with us, and for new viewers to discover this world for the very first time.”
Here’s the official story description: “The world of Thra is dying. The Crystal of Truth is at the heart of Thra, a source of untold power. But it is damaged, corrupted by the evil Skeksis, and a sickness spreads across the land. When three Gelfling uncover the horrific truth behind the power of the Skeksis, an adventure unfolds as the fires of rebellion are lit and an epic battle for the planet begins.”
The 10-episode series, The Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance, premieres in 2019."
By James Hibberd
Caitriona Balfe grew up in a tiny village in Ireland and took off for Paris at age 19 when she was signed to a modeling contract. That was years before she became known to TV fans as Claire Fraser, the time-traveling heroine of Outlander, the Starz show based on Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of books, which begins its fourth season on November 4.
The 39-year-old actress, who is newly engaged to Irish music producer Tony McGill and working on a new movie about car racing in the 1960s, Ford v. Ferrari, recently talked to Parade about avid fans and growing up a “ballsy” girl.
Are you good friends with Sam Heughan, who plays your soul mate, Jamie Fraser?
Super exciting news on the Con front. Outlander will be in attendance at the Wizard World Chicago, August 23-26. And if that wasn't exciting enough there will be an awesome photo experience.
Apparently a replica prop company, Experience Entertainment, will be bringing a complete Outlander fan experience and attendees will be able to have your photos with cast member at Craigh na Dun! This will be at an extra cost but talk about FANtastic.
Mark your calendar's Outlander fans because Cait, Sam, Sophie and Richard will all be in attendance at NYCC. And I'm going to bet because it is a month (or so) shy of the return of Outlander to our TVs that there will be some big stuff happening at this Con.
I wouldn't be surprised if they showed attendees the first episode of the season. I'm so jealous.
Even though this is great news, know that Outlander will not be at SDCC this year. Outlander typically is in attendance but because of scheduling and probably the amount of time between SDCC and November they just won't be there.
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.
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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