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What To Expect From Outlander Season 5

The Frasers got a happy ending in the season 4 finale, making fans more excited for their return in Outlander season 5. Here's when fans can expect Droughtlander to end, and what's in store moving forward to Jamie and Claire's clan.

Debuting in 2014, Outlander follows a former World War II nurse who is magically transported back in time through the rocks of Craigh na Dun. In the past, Claire (Caitriona Balfe) meets Scottish Highlander Jamie (Sam Heughan) and married him to save her life. Despite the arranged marriage, not to mention the husband she left behind in her own timeline, Claire falls in love with Jamie and decides to stay behind. But with the Battle of Culloden proving to be dangerous, Jamie sends her back through the rocks alongside their unborn child. Twenty years later, Claire returns to the rocks to look for Jamie. Season 4 of the series saw their reunion, as well as their daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and her lover, Roger (Richard Rankin), also traveling in time through the stones.

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After a series of tragedies, Outlander fans left the Frasers in a better place; Bree safely gave birth to her child and eventually reunited with Roger. But it doesn't seem like their peaceful living will last long in Outlander season 5, with Jamie tasked by Governor Tryon to hunt and kill Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix).

Outlander Season 5 Release Date Info

Starz has yet to confirm when Outlander season 5 will release, and the erratic premieres of previous seasons means its hard to make a strong guess. Outlander debuted August 2014, but season 2 didn't arrive until April 2016. Seasons 3 and 4 moved to Fall premieres with September 2017 and November 2018 arrivals respectively.

The good news is, production is already underway for Outlander season 5. Filming began in Scotland, which doubles for 18th century America, in April 2019. This makes a Fall premiere for Outlander season 5 unlikely.

Outlander Season 5 Story Details

Outlander Bree, Claire and Jamie

Outlander season 5 will pick up where season 4 ended, which means that the show will dive right into Jamie's dilemma-at-hand. If the new season closely sticks to its source material - the fifth novel in Gabaldon's series, The Fiery Cross - audiences could see Bree and Roger getting hitched while their child gets baptized. Additionally, however, Outlander season 5 will have a minor time jump at some point, with set videos revealing Bree's daughter significantly bigger.

Aside from family matters, Jamie and Claire will also get caught in the crossfires of the budding American Revolution. Starz’s synopsis for Outlander season 5 hints that Claire, having the foresight of how the rebellion will end, will act on that knowledge. But it won't be easy given that, sadly, they once again find themselves on the wrong side of history like in the Battle of Culloden: “As Claire knows all too well, friends, neighbours and countrymen are unwittingly marching towards Revolution, with members of the elite ruling classes struggling to stifle the alarming undercurrent of unrest triggered by the Regulator Movement," it reads.

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Starz has also greenlit Outlander season 6, which makes sense since Gabaldon's fifth and sixth novels are linked together. It's curious if they will deviate more from the source material but, at this point, chances are that the narrative will be executed the same way on the show.

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