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.
TV Fans, if you think about season 4 there are a lot of story lines which were left hanging. Here are just a few story lines PTBs (powers that be, ie writers and producers) need to address early on in season 5.
1. Are Roger and Brianna still married? They hand-fasted which is for a year and a day. Roger was gone the entirety of Brianna's pregnancy and then the wee one was 2 months old, the day before Roger returned. This means Roger and Bree have another month on their hand-fast. Will they marry? I mean we assume right? So do we get another wedding? PLEASE!
2. Roger and Brianna have this little boy now. What is his name? Bree waited for Roger before she gave the baby a name so what will it be? And will it be addressed immediately in the season premiere? I truly hope so because that child needs a name.
Book fans may have dropped hints about Young Ian's lovable half wolf pet but TV fans are in for a treat if he's anything like he is in the book. Rollo is fiercely loyal and truly loves Young Ian. The two become the best of friends. Check out the new first look images...
The following will contain NO spoilers for the upcoming season though it might have a few for Seasons 1-3 if you've not watched them.
Droughtlander seems dry and long even if it isn't quite as long as it has been in the past. So I thought I'd remind everyone what we do know about the upcoming season of Outlander.
When Will Season 4 Premiere?
There has been no premiere date set as of yet but considering production of Season 4 started directly after Season 3 (in some cases at the same time) then it is safe to say we aren't looking at an 18 month droughtlander. In fact, it is highly likely we are going to be looking at a fall release for Season 4 because show-runner Ron Moore told EW back in 2017 that they hoped to have new seasons every fall.
Meet Wil Johnson and John Bell who will be playing Joe Abernathy and Young Ian Murray. I don't know about you by I'm rather excited about both castings.
Wil Johnson is a British actor with some series experience under his acting belt though admittedly I've not seen any of it. I for one am interested in hearing Joe Abernathy's accent come out of this accomplished actor. If you want to know more about Wil you can check out his IMDB page or follow him on Twitter.
John Bell is a young actor who just happens to have been in two of the Hobbit movies with our beloved Graham MacTavish. I suppose if we can't have a certain dwarf we can have Bard's son Bain. Works for me though Graham is so missed. You can see more of the young actors credits at his IMDB page or follow him on Twitter.
Bell's Young Ian is set to join Jamie's (Sam Heughan) world in the 18th century, and Johnson's Joe Abernathy will meet Claire (Caitriona Balfe) in Boston in the 20th century, acting as her new friend and medical colleague.
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