It’s the news many fans have been waiting for. Will there be a season 5 and 6 of the phenomenal series? Show Runner Ron Moore dropped hints at a recent show panel in Los Angeles that the show is going into production for season 5 even though Starz has not formally announced picking up the season. Many fans of the series have been speculating about everything from Jocasta Campbell’s marrying Murtagh Fitzgibbon’s Fraser to the replacing of book characters by other popular characters or created new character rolls from book characters. We saw this in season 1 with the alteration and welcomed creation of a much deeper characters in both Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser, Jamie’s Godfather, and Angus Mohr, who in the books was a giant of a man who was Colum MacKenzies’ bodyguard, became a much bigger and beloved character in the series superbly played by Stephan Walters.
Season 5 is rumored to be taking a possible diversion from following the books closely, with possibilities of splitting books, or taking a different direction altogether. It appears the writer’s room wants more freedom to grow the series in an organic way and keep as many elements as they can from the original books. This will of course
Considering the popularity of the series, and the property that keeps expanding for Sony Pictures, it would make sense that the cable giant would pick up and keep producing the series. As of this writing, there has been no official announcement for season 5. However, given the great lengths with production for the 13 part series seasons running at about 10 to 11 months, Ron D. Moore and crew have to start making production and design decisions prior to the current season 4 filming ending in the next few months.
Update: It’s Official. There is a Season 5 and 6 approved and planned as of May 9, 2018.