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.
This week’s episode of Outlander, “Common Ground,” featured a moment readers of Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn have been waiting for: Jamie going toe-to-toe with a bear. But the writers of the Starz drama—who like to give fans what they want but not necessarily how they expect it—added their own twist. In the episode, the bear is actually a man who, after being shunned by his Cherokee tribe for sexual assault, assumed the persona (and skin and claws) of a bear to steal food and terrorize Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie drives a stake through the intruder, then lugs the body back to his Cherokee neighbors, who give Jamie the name Bear Killer and introduce Claire to their healer, Adawehi (Dances With Wolves’ Tantoo Cardinal).
How did you find out about the writers’ plan to have the bear be a man, and what was your reaction?
We didn’t really know until we actually first read the script. We were obviously thinking at first, you know, it’s going to be a lot like The Revenant and the DiCaprio [bear] fight. To read it’s actually a man, I think it’s a really nice twist. We have a few of those this season—moments that I think fans of the books are gonna be surprised by—and I think it really adds to it. It’s fun to keep them on the front of their seats. And it’s also the beginning of the sort of understanding and mutual respect that Jamie has with the Native Americans. This moment, really in their eyes certainly, gives them some respect for who he is and vice versa.
Lionsgate, who is attached to both Outlander and The Spy Who Dumped Me, is offering an advanced showing of Heughan's new film to the Outlander NYC Clan on July 30.
There's no catch, either. The tickets are on a first-come-first-served basis.
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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.
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.
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