Outlander’s producer revealed on what viewers can expect from the Frasers’ in the next season of the sweeping historical romance.
The acclaimed drama’s notorious hiatus, known as ‘Droughtlander’, still continues, but Outlander showrunner Matthew B Roberts and executive producer Maril Davis have finally shed some more light on the upcoming sixth season. Their latest comments confirm some dark and difficult times ahead for Claire (played by Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) when the Starz series returns.
Some brand new insights into the highly anticipated sixth season of Outlander have finally been revealed.
Head writer and director Matthew B Roberts is currently hard at work on the show’s Scotland locations, with new episodes expected to be released at the start of 2022.
In the meantime, fans are desperate to know what to expect from the new season, which is based on Diana Gabaldon’s sixth entry in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
The showrunner released a new video on YouTube in which he posed some insightful fan questions to Outlander’s executive producer, Maril Davis.
One viewer asked: “Both @Vlavla [season 6 addition Alexander Vlahos] and @Writer_DG [author Diana Gabaldon] recently said they witnessed a scene filmed that was incredible.
“Have you been equally moved by this current season being produced?”
Outlander is known for its passionate romances and dark, historical drama, and it appears the next highly anticipated season will be no different.
First of all, Davis teased: “It might involve the Christies, let’s put it that way.”
Newcomers to the series Thomas Christie (Mark Lewis Jones) and his two children are set to arrive in Fraser’s Ridge next season and could potentially disrupt the balance of the small community to disastrous results.
Davis remained tight-lipped about what that could mean for Claire and Jamie, but was able to open up about what sort of hardships they might endure this time round.
The producer explained that, while being on set watching the scenes being filmed can get repetitive, there were several sequences that choked her up when they were presented in their full glory.
She continued: “Certainly this season we’ve had a lot of moments.”
“There’s some very traumatic and very emotional times, it’s a difficult season for Jamie and Claire and everyone.”
After jumping back and forth through time, Claire and her daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) have resolved to remain in 18th Century America with their husbands, Jamie and Roger (Richard Rankin).
However, with the pressures of the American Revolution starting to mount, Fraser’s Ridge faces threats from all sides.
Davis then touched on the particular scene in question, and suggested fans should prepare for one of the most devastating Outlander moments of the series so far.
She recalled: “I know the scene Diana [Gabaldon] is talking about, and I would say I agree.”
An endorsement from the original author herself should be more than enough to convince viewers to tune in when the series finally returns to Starz.
In the meantime, fans who are desperate for answers can always check out Outlander’s series of door stopper novels, with the next entry in the ongoing saga due out later this year.
Outlander is available to watch on Starz.