Woo hoo! Outlander has been picked up for two more seasons. That means we can get even more invested in the characters without fear of Starz ending the show suddenly. Thank goodness. The current season ends in July and Season 3 is scheduled to begin showing in April 2017. That’s 10 months away folks (whimper) but on the plus side, it allows plenty of time to completely memorize the dialogue of Seasons 1 and 2, learn Gaelic and cover your home office in Jamie and Claire paraphernalia. According to Variety, Season 3 will adapt Diana Gabaldon’s “Voyager” and Season 4 will be based on her book, “Drums of Autumn.”
Here’s what Chris Albrecht, genius CEO of Starz, said of the renewal, “‘Outlander’ is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for ‘Outlander’ than this team, both in front and behind the camera.”
Thank you Starz for this anniversary gift!