It’s a Wrap! Outlander Season 6 Wraps Filming on a Short Season

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Some really great news to help us get over the longest ever Droughtlander.

Starz ® announced during #WorldOutlanderDay on Twitter that it’s a wrap on Season 6. Here’s what we know so far:

There was an apologetic celebration on Outlander_Starz announcing that due to theIMG_5797 difficulties of dealing with a world pandemic and restrictions on filming and production, they have decided to have Season 6 end after the 8th episode. Sounds a little ominously GOT to me. However, they have promised to return with a longer Season 7, with a promise of 16 episodes and a Season 6 opener of 90 minutes length. Plenty of time to set up the aftermath of Claire’s ordeal and recovery at the end of Season 5 in “Never My Love”.

IMG_5798The time travel adventure will take on two of Diana Gabaldon’s books in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in The Bone. Given it takes Gabaldon anywhere from 5 plus years to write a book, with her 9th book Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, due out this fall, we wonder if Season 7 may be the last season. Indeed since one more book is planned, the writers, who have already changed and added storylines, will no doubt have to wrap up the series. We are hoping we can see it reach a Season 8, and finally the mystery of the Ghost of Jamie in Inverness in the 1940’s will finally be explained. 

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And new pictures have arrived! What we do know, is that Claire (Caitriona Balfe) will be recovering from her kidnapping and rape, only to have a whole other ordeal to live with coming to the ridge. The seeds of the American Revolution have been sown, and war is on the horizon. Fergus and Marsali continue to add to their family, and that if one of the book storylines is brought in, the MacKenzies may just make it back to the 1970’s as war becomes more of a reality.

The Season 6 Episodes so far titled are:

  1. “Echos”, written by Matthew B. Roberts
  2. “Allegiance”, written by Steve Kornacki and Alyson Evans
  3. “Temperance”, written by Shaina Fewell 
  4. TBA
  5. TBA
  6. “The World Turned Upside Down”, written by Toni Graphia
  7. TBA
  8. TBA

We have perhaps our first glimpse of Amanda, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger’s (Richard Rankin) daughter? 

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New relationships (Beardsleys and Lizzie) will blossom on The Ridge, as well as a powder keg of ideals with religion, loyalties to King, or the new forming country. 

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Returning for Season 6 are: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, David Berry as Lord John Grey, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cesar Domboy, John Bell, Lauren Lyle, Caitlin O’Ryan, and Colin McFarlane.

Keep an eye out in these pages as we confirm this season’s locations and add them to our inclusive list of Outlander Locations. It was a season of very well kept locals for production and Covid standards expediency. So once travel get’s back to normal, we are all heading back to the highlands, lowlands and all places in between.

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So now watch Happy World Outlander Day with your fellow fans, where you will see old friends and new characters. See who is returning and joining the cast here:

All images ©2021 Starz® and Sony Pictures.

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GOT Prequel House of The Dragon Secretly Casts Graham McTavish?

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Rumour has it, well Grahan said it, that himself has been cast secretly in House of The Dragon, HBO’s prequel in the world of Fire and Ice. But do we believe him? He’s often cast in some great roles, however he also does like to joke and tease. And well, does he get to rub Sam Heughan’s nose in it a bit? Sam tried for GOT 7 times was it? Hmmm.

The actor recently revealed in a few interviews that he has been on set, however HBO has not officially announced. The show is just beginning production which means we will probably not see the series premiere until 2022. However, there is a stage production in the works and since Broadway is opening back up and travel soon opening, you can get your HOTD on.

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Paul Donnelly’s Boxing Club Fundraiser is In Your Corner

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It’s truly good to see Outlander actors and and previous cast getting together to promote good causes. Case in point, Paul Donnelly, who plays Ronnie Sinclair, and new Glasgow boxing club, BXNG Glasgow, had a fundraiser recently to promote a charity supporting kids and adults who have been bullied to take self defense and some acting classes. It provides scholarships to those in need. And a boost of confidence.

Duncan Lacroix and Paul Donnelly, proving real men wear pink!

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Parent testimonial on Donnelly’s Instagram Account

To raise funds, a pair of signed boxing gloves, signed by @duncan.lacroix @samheughan, and @davidberry to name a few, were put in a raffle.

Good on you!

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Outlander Official Droughtlander Podcast Launches

Maril Davis and Matthew B. Roberts Outlander Showrunner and Executive Producers, bring you the first official podcast of Droughtlander. The first episode answers questions on producing and how guests got into the business. Don’t miss the Carrot cameo! Weekly podcast at Starz YouTube channel. Tune in to help quench the thirst.

The Official Droughtlander Podcast: All Things Producing

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Gabaldon Announces Book 9 in the Outlander Series is Finished

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It is with a great sigh that we have experienced the last episode of Men in Kilts with Sam and Graham ending the series at the Culloden, battle field. I can say with personal experience, that I trekked around the perimeter of the moor in some serious dreich to get a perspective on how bad the conditions must have been for the battle. Now we have a drought again until season 6 airs, or could we possibly get the new book published just before then?

Season 6 will combine books A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in The Bone. Plenty of time to re-read them for the third time.

Diana Gabaldon has announced on March 27, 2021, that she has finished Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone, the 9th book in the Outlander Series. It is announced that there is a release date of November 2021. Diana has broken down the publishing process for us on her website, and I suggest you look at it. After years of being asked when is it going to publish, I think she has given us a great break down to the process and once she has handed it over, it’s up to the publishers.

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LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Diana Gabaldon attends the Starz Premiere event for “Outlander” Season 5 at Hollywood Palladium on February 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ)

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The book may not be published until just before season is ready to air, or if the publisher wants to get that holiday selling going, it might be by the 2021 holiday season. However, since these books sell tremendously well, the publisher could wait until after the new year and more of the Covid delays in manufacturing have caught up. So, we are probably looking at early 2022.

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Outlander Casting Season 6: Meet Malva and Allan Christie

Caitriona Balfe Introduces Jessica Reynolds
Alexander Vlahos is Introduced by Sophie Skelton

From Starz

Meet Jessica Reynolds AKA Malva Christie, Tom’s spirited daughter who is captivated by Claire’s work and modern thinking, getting her into trouble with her conservative father.

Meet Alexander Vlahos AKA our Allan Christie. Son to Tom and brother to Malva, Allan is highly protective of his family as they settle into this new environment.