Outlander’s cast teases a dark and deadly sixth season on Starz. When Outlander initially aired in 2014, it was an instant hit with the public. Claire, an English army medic from 1945, is unexpectedly transported to the 1700s while visiting Scotland in this series. The series is based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels, which were adapted for television by Ronald D. Moore. Season 6 of Outlander premieres on March 6th.
Season 6 of Outlander has undoubtedly been eagerly awaited by fans. Filming was originally scheduled to begin in May 2020, however owing to the COVID-19 epidemic, it was postponed until February 2021. Outlander’s production crew had to rework the program at that period to fit inside the COVID rules that had been imposed on site. Many shows, for example, were expected to rewrite scenes to reduce the number of characters that appeared in them, in order to adhere to social distancing rules. This is difficult for a show like Outlander, which is known for its large cast and intimate scenes, both of which are problematic under the new guidelines. Outlander season 7 has already been confirmed, and executive producer Maril Davis promises it will be “supersized,” despite reports that season 6 will be somewhat condensed.
Despite the fact that Outlander season 6 is undergoing rewrites, the cast seemed to be quite enthusiastic to share it with the rest of the world. In a recent interview with ET, the performers were asked to describe the new season in three words, and they struggled at first, with star Sam Heughan stating that it’s extremely challenging. However, he ultimately gets the ball moving by characterizing the season as “darker, broken, and intense.” Many other responses have followed Heughan’s lead, with Sophie Skelton describing season 6 as “fast, frantic, and fearful,” and executive producer Davis describing it as “betrayal, […] devastation, and turmoil.” Richard Rankin describes season 6 as “Oh my god. Jesus Bloody Christ. What the hell?” which is technically beyond the scope of the task, he clearly communicates his argument.
Not all of the answers presented are absolutely doom and gloom, however. While both actors used the word trauma – which is almost certainly a reference to Claire’s abduction and assault in season 5 – they also used the word “healing,” which could indicate that there is a light at the end of the tunnel in Outlander season 6. This will be wonderful news for many fans since after such a lengthy wait for the new season, it will likely be a relief to have some closure given the terrible note that Outlander season five finished on.
With all of the different responses from the Outlander cast and creative team, season 6 appears to have a lot in store for fans. Despite the fact that the season had to be reworked, the Outlander cast and crew are confident that season 6 will wow viewers. After such a lengthy wait for the series to return, many fans are likely to be unconcerned about a shortened season, preferring to focus on the return of such popular characters.