Watching Men In Kilts return this weekend? You are in for a treat. There will be a Outlander Season 6 BTS peak for you if you do. Get your goodies and a dram.
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.
Jessica Reynolds, Mark Lewis Jones , and Alexander Vlahos
Well, it has indeed been too long since the demise of Geillis Duncan and Laoghaire MacKenzie is an ocean away. Therefore, there must be a new besom one to plague Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). She comes in the dark, pretty package named Malva Christie (Jessica Reynolds). Has Claire met her match this time?
The Christies come to settle on the Ridge, however Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones, Chernobyl, The Last Jedi) butts heads with Jamie. There had been some issues at Ardsmuir prison after the Jacobite uprising and Culloden. In the prison, there had been Presbyterian men and Catholics, with religion coming between the prisoners. Jamie sought to unite the men so there would not be strife. Malva and her brother Allan (Alexander Vlahos), who is actually her cousin, come to live on the Fraser’s Ridge with their father.
Stay tuned as we see what book storylines may be melded with the 7th book in the Diana Gabaldon series, An Echo in the Bone.
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It looks like Starz will be giving us some introductions to season 6 characters early as a teaser, and a way to get through the long overdue wait for season 6 due to COVID filming shutdowns. We welcome it.
Well, nothing can be said that if Jamie and Claire didn’t have a challenge, there wouldn’t be a story. One of the most complicated character challenges for Jamie is about to settle on the ridge. Tom Christie was a fellow prisoner at Ardsmuir Prison. He brings his family to Fraser’s Ridge this season. And of course, trouble ensues. It’s not enough that Jamie must contend with the Browns after that season 5 closer.
Meet Mark Lewis Jones, a veteran Welsh actor whose credits include Star Wars The Last Jedi, The Good Liar, Chernobyl, The Crown, and Game of Thrones to name a few.
The season is shaping up to be very interesting indeed. If you’d like to catch up on what Mark Lewis Jones has been doing, you may have seen him in several series you binged during lock down. Checkout his timeline here.
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe
March 14, 2021
Starz® has officially announced that season 7 of Outlander is a go! Filming for the long delayed season 6 began this past month in Cumbernald, Scotland. Covid-19 restrictions delayed the season 6 filming based on Diana Gabaldon’s book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
Season 7 will encompass the 7th book in the series, An Echo in the Bone. Matt B. Roberts will return as showrunner, with Sam Heughn, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin all on board. Sony Pictures has picked it up as a 12 episode season. But don’t look for it to air before 2023. Season 6 will be possibly airing in early 2022.
Will the television series stay the course and cover all of Diana Gabaldon’s books? Diana is finishing up the latest book, Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone, the 9th book in the popular series, possibly early next year and may be timed for release when season 6 comes out.
Ron D. Moore, Maril Davis (Tall Ships), Toni Graphia, Jim Kohlberg and Andy Harries will be Executive Producing for season 7. It is not clear yet that Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will produce again.
Oliver Finnegan as Lord William Ransome
And could we see William Ransome in season 6? Since Stephen Bonnet’s demise was brought in early and in the books, that is where Brianna meets her half brother for the first time, since it the writers are now condensing some story lines, we may get to see young William surface in the season. Outlander has been keeping casting close to the bone this season.
An Echo in the Bone continues with Jamie and Claire Fraser deeply embroiled in the American Revolution. Jamie’s illegitimate son, William Ransome, is an officer in the King’s army with Lord John Grey searching for him. The book has some great plot twists I will not reveal, and as always, the Outlander writers room will possibly combine scenes from the following book, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, to speed up the story line.
Even though the American Revolution actually spanned 7 plus years. Remember, just because independence was declared, it was fought for for many years. However, television series on this scale can rarely go through 10 seasons. There have been hints that the Outlander series will receive the same treatment as Game of Thrones, shortened to 8 seasons and writers taking the helm completely as Diana Gabaldon is just beginning the final book in the series. If you have been a fan, you know she takes a good 5 years average to finish each book, often times longer.
However, rejoice in knowing you will have at least 2 more seasons, and a possible spin off series to come.
César Domboy, John Bell, and Kyle Rees
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