Outlander may not be back for some time, but filming for Season 6 is well underway in Scotland. And the show’s cast members are doing a great job documenting it!
While viewers can expect plenty of the series’ hallmark drama when it returns, things are far lighter between takes as the stars pose for selfies, practice their equestrian skills, and more. Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, John Bell, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Lauren Lyle, and more are offering peeks at the action through their social media feeds.
The Starz series follows the trials and tribulations of Claire (Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Heughan), a couple who come together under unusual circumstances when she travels back in time from the 1900s to the 1700s. Season 6 will chronicle the Fraser family’s life amid the growing revolutionary tensions in North Carolina.
These behind-the-scenes teasers offer a glimpse at what’s to come and reveal the silly sides behind the dramatic personas these actors embody. During this lengthy Droughtlander, these special sneak peeks give fans a brief respite.
And looking even farther into the future, there’s the promise of Season 7 to keep viewers satisfied with the long waiting periods. Below, take a look behind the Season 6 curtain with the cast’s various set photos, and stay tuned as production continues on the fantasy drama.
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Sam Heuhgan and Caitriona Balfe smile for a selfie in costume. “Back on the Ridge,” Balfe exclaims in the caption for the photo shared to her Instagram page.
While they might not be in costume, costars César Domboy and Lauren Lyle pal around behind the scenes. “Space cadets bff,” the actor, who plays Fergus Fraser, captioned the shot with his onscreen wife.
John Bell cozies up to onscreen pet Rollo in this image snapped by costar Caitlin O’Ryan. “What do you mean we aren’t twin brothers?” the actor wrote alongside the image of him in character as Young Ian.
Sophie Skelton, who plays Brianna Fraser in the series, captured this image from the hair and makeup trailer, jokingly captioning it, “The one where Roger and Brianna go to Russia.”
Practice makes perfect! When he’s not filming, John Bell brushes up on his horse riding skills.
Ominous image! Sophie Skelton posed while walking through the wet Scottish terrain, shielding herself with an umbrella. “Wind’s in the East,” she wrote alongside the snapshot.
“Happy to be back,” Lauren Lyle wrote alongside this image shared to her Instagram profile. The mirror selfie features her Marsali corset and wig.
César Domboy helps Lauren Lyle (who took the photo) illustrate the size of some of the show’s props!
Caitriona Balfe couldn’t resist posing with her onscreen horse for a selfie. “Travis my season one dreamboat is back on set,” she wrote, explaining the image on Instagram. “The horse I properly learned to ride on. Be still my heart.”
“Season 6 and @caitrionabalfe has decided to take over and apply everyone’s makeup. So far, it’s going well,” Sam Heughan jokingly captioned this selfie featuring him and onscreen love Balfe.
Starz unveiled this image of Heughan and Balfe filming a scene for Season 6 in February 2021.
Richard Rankin’s Roger seems to be wrapped up in a difficult discussion with onscreen wife Brianna (played by Sophie Skelton) in this shot taken from a special behind-the-scenes featurette.