Starz May Be Eyeing Outlander Season 5 Pickup

Nothing worse than having to wait an entire year for your favorite show to come back from hiatus, right?  For Outlander fans, the waiting period has a name and everything.  "Droughtlander", the stretch of time between seasons, can be both a blessing and a curse depending on how you look at it.

Starz May Be Eyeing Outlander Season 5 Pickup

If you want the subsequent next season RIGHT NOW, then obviously it's a problem to be patient.  However if you'd rather a good product, well written and produced, then maybe waiting a year or more isn't the end of the world.

STARZ hit series Outlander is currently nearing the end of it's third season, with the Frasers travel across the ocean from Scotland to Jamaica in search of their missing nephew. Production on season 4 is currently underway on location in Scotland (even though the bulk of book 4 action takes place in America).

Things have been looking pretty good for the historical fantasy series (yes, we can call it that even if it's romance based), but official word about a season 5 pick up hasn't been given yet.

Today on Entertainment Weekly's radio segment Outlander Live, Sony TV's co president of programming Chris Parnell had some things to say about the early talks for another season pickup:

"In order to keep this show year by year and not have a Droughtlander, we had better start hustling on season 5 right now. I can tell you there are early talks on us doing that, to absolutely not have an extended Droughtlander like we've had before. That's the goal.

"I'll tell you that I'm in this to tell Diana's story to completion.  We want to deliver Outlander all the way through, just like Diana wants to deliver it all the way through. Where she leads it, we want to bring it there. I believe in my heart that our friends at Starz want to do the same thing. The worst thing that can happen is if we ended this prematurely."

Only time will tell if the renewal happens. Outlander airs on STARZ on Sunday night.

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About Mary Anne Butler

Bleeding Cool News Editor Mary Anne Butler (Mab, for short) has been part of the fast-paced world of journalism since she was 15, getting her start in album reviews and live concert coverage for a nationally published (print) music magazine. She eventually transitioned to online media, writing for such sites as UGO/IGN, ComicsOnline, Geek Magazine, Ace of Geeks, Aggressive Comix (where she is still Editor-in-Chief), and most recently Bleeding Cool. 

Over the past 10 years, she’s built a presence at conventions across the globe as a cosplayer (occasionally), photographer (constantly), panelist and moderator (mostly), and reporter (always). 

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