The New York Comic Con panel for Starz’s historical drama Outlander on Saturday included the dropping of a first-look video teasing the upcoming Season 5, which is set to debut February 16, 2020. The network also released the first photos from the new season (see them below).
The panel at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden included stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan along with Duncan Lacroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy and David Berry. They were joined by executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis along with book author Diana Gabaldon. Castmembers Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin, still filming in Scotland, answered fan questions via video from the set.
The upcoming 12-episode season based on Gabaldon’s books finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection – while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself.
Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place – as well as Jamie’s respect – in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee – and those they can’t.
The series, from Tall Ship Productions and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television, is executive produced by Moore, Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia and Andy Harries.
The appetite is officially whetted for its return: Since switching to 13-episode seasons in Year 2, the show took 17 months between the Season 2 and Season 3 debuts, and 14 months between the Seasons 3 and Season 4 openers. Season 4 premiered in November 2018. No word yet on the schedule for Season 6, which already has been ordered.
Check out the teaser above, and the photos below:
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