Outlander star Sam Hueghan dropped a major hint about the show’s future and suggested there could be more flashbacks.

As viewers eagerly await the return of Outlander, Jamie Fraser star Sam Heughan dropped a major clue about what the upcoming seasons could entail. During an Instagram Q&A with his on-screen wife Caitriona Balfe, the actor hinted at a younger Claire being introduced.

Outlander told the story of English nurse Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe) who mysteriously time travelled from 1945 to 1743, while she was on honeymoon in Scotland.

After touching some rocks she was transported to the same location, but in the past.

As she tried to make sense of what happened, Claire was also forced to fight for her survival after she encountered Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies).

After she was presumed to be an English spy, she was taken in by Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish) and this was where she met Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).

When Outlander returns fans could see a whole new side of Claire after actor Sam dropped a major hint.

Taking to Instagram, the two stars hosted a fan Q&A where they opened up about the upcoming instalment.

Sam stated: “We are a show that does time-travel, we do flashbacks, we did a cool flashback at the start of this season (season six), I guess there’s space for it right?”

Speaking to Caitriona, he added: “We could see you, we could see Claire, young Claire maybe, or old Claire, I mean we see old Claire already.”

To which the actress jokingly hit back: “I feel like right now we’re seeing middle-aged Claire.”

Sam confirmed: “We’re seeing middle-aged Claire, that’s what we’re seeing.”

As the show continued, Claire and Jamie soon got married as a safety precaution and eventually fell in love with Claire becoming pregnant.

Before the Battle of Culloden, she travelled back to the future for her safety where she reunited with her husband Frank.

As Jamie was expected to meet his death during the war, Claire stayed in the future for 20 years, where she and Frank raised Brianna (Sophie Skelton) until his death.

Following her husband’s death, Claire returned to the past eager to find out what happened to Jamie and eventually reunited with him.

The two picked up where they left off and eventually Brianna joined her mother in the past and met her biological father, Jamie for the first time.

As the family had decided to continue on with their lives during the 18th century, fans watched adoringly as their family expanded and they overcame challenges.

During season six, viewers noticed that Jamie and Claire had visibly aged, with the nurse sporting grey hair, while the highlander’s red hair began to lighten and turn blonde.

Showrunner and author Diana Gabaldon shared this was intentional and addressed the misconceptions of older characters.

“That probably ties into a misassumption that older people are not interesting.”

She told the Seattle Times: “If you come out of the romance novel reading tradition and so forth, only people up to about 30 or maybe 35 these days — are at all interesting, because you know, they still have sex.

“You can’t have stereotyped old geezers running around doing stuff that 30-year-old people would be doing, but that doesn’t mean what they are doing is pointless or uninteresting,” Diana concluded.

Outlander seasons 1-6 are available on Starz in the US and on Starzplay in the UK

Source: express.co.uk

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