Now that we've made our way out of the holidays and into 2020, Outlander fans' thoughts are turning more and more towards Sunday, February 16: that's when STARZ's series adaptation of author Diana Gabaldon's novels returns for a fifth season. Which means now seems as good a time as ever to release the series' official season trailer, as fans continue to debate and speculate Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie's (Sam Heughan) fates.
But before we get to the trailer (as well as the opening credits and another chance to check out the original teeaser one more time), the cast and crew from the upcoming season offer clues as to what viewers can expect:
From the looks of things, the drumbeats of war are getting louder, but it's the growing temptation to change history – even for a greater good – that caught our attention:
Here's a look at the fifth season's opening credits:
Because we're quite sure you haven't watched the teaser 387 times already, here's a look at the official teaser for the show's fifth season return:
Here's what executive producer Matthew B. Roberts had to say about the upcoming season of Outlander, based on Gabaldon's The Fiery Cross (the fifth novel in the series):
"Scotland once again plays North Carolina very well, and we're jumping out to different locations. I don't want a place where we've been before. If we go to [Jocasta's] estate and film there, I want to go to every section of that estate …our new locations manager is fantastic and knows Scotland well. He's been coming at it with fresh eyes and we've really found a few amazing new places that I'm really excited to show the fans. Breathtaking is the word I used when I saw it the first time."
STARZ COO Jeffrey A. Hirsch first revealed that the series would not be returning until 2020 in July 2019, saying at this summer's Television Critics Association (TCA) press event that the decision to delay the 12-episode season was based on STARZ's overall scheduling plan:
"Everything we do is based on delivery, trying to have something on the air to serve that premium female audience. We have some shows coming before like Power that serve the general market. It's more about scheduling around that digital experience."