Outlander: STARZ Announces Season 6 Officially in Production (VIDEO)

Fans of STARZ's Outlander had a sweet gift waiting for them on Tuesday from the cable network and the folks behind the Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe-starring series. First, that the newest "Droughtlander" is coming to an end as production has officially kicked off on the sixth season. Even better, fans are being given a look at the set as the production comes together in a long-awaited announcement video.

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Outlander (Image: Screencap)

So if you're looking to take a deep-dive into the announcement for clues or teases for what's to come during the sixth season, here's a look at the clip (and make sure to hang around for thoughts from the cast and creative team from PaleyFest):

In August, EP Maril Davis and the team offered up their thoughts on the sixth season during their PaleyFest virtual panel. Davis offered a teaser line that should get the flames of our "dumpster fires of speculation" tickling the very feet of the gods themselves! Okay, maybe a bit of an exaggeration but it's still a pretty meaty one: "Jamie and Claire, their love deepens; Roger and Brianna, they have their own journey… and Caitlin [O'Ryan], who plays Lizzie, has a great story, and she's such a great actress." Fellow EP Matthew B. Roberts went a bit more "general" (boo!) with what fans can expect, going with a line that could pretty much apply to every single season so far: "There are going to be joys, there's going to be a drama, there's going to be suffering, there's going to be tears. All of the above."

Balfe biggest concern about the upcoming season is when they'll be able to get back to work on it: "I'm so excited to see all of our crew. We miss them all dearly, and it's really sad that we're not all able to get up and go to work." Balfe also teased that Claire might be going with a different 'do next season ("Maybe I'll get a haircut this season, I don't know") and that it could even be something Heughan's Jamie helps her out with onscreen. Speaking of Heughan, he's also excited to get back to work so they can continue exploring the show's world now that the time-traveling aspect has become a much larger sandbox that others are playing in, too: "It feels like the universe is opening up a bit, and for us to draw upon as well … I can't wait to go back to work, honestly."

As for Sophie Skelton's Brianna and Richard Rankin's Roger, change is in the air with the sixth season, also. After the physical and emotional meatgrinder that Brianna went through, Skelton sees things moving in a different direction for her: "Brianna's pretty much been through everything that could happen to a person. But I know that there's so much more happening next season that will be exciting to see what we've got, what the writers do because it's always amazing." Echoing previous sentiments about their eagerness to get back to work, Rankin sees Roger as being much more on the offense when the series returns and that he "couldn't be more ready for the Revolutionary War."

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About Ray Flook

Serving as Television Editor since 2018, Ray began five years earlier as a contributing writer/photographer before being brought onto the core BC team in 2017.
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