Starzplay have announced the much anticipated season 6 of Outlander will launch on the channel in the UK in March 2022. Originally the series in the UK have be exclusively shown on Amazon Prime Video, now moving to the streaming channel which can be viewed on Prime (via a subscription).
Caitríona Balfe returning along side Sam Heughan, Ned Dennehy. Season six picks up where the fifth season left off after Claire had just escaped a violent encounter with Lionel Brown and returned to Fraser’s Ridge. The threat of the Revolutionary War looms over the ridge and Claire and Jamie must choose what is best for their family.
Diana Gabaldon, author of the highly acclaimed Outlander book series, revealed the news out of a launch event for the ninth book in the series: Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. The sixth season will be based on the sixth book called A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
The sixth season of “Outlander” sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina – and perhaps most significantly – during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Frasers strive to maintain peace and flourish within a society which – as Claire knows all too well – is unwittingly marching towards Revolution. Against this backdrop, which heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser’s Ridge. They must now defend this home – established on land granted to them by the Crown – not only from external forces, but also from the increasing strife and conflict in the community within their care. For the Frasers and their immediate family, “home” is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place where they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives. If Season four asked “What is home?” and Season five asked, “What are you willing to do to protect your home?” then Season six explores what happens when there is disharmony and division among the inhabitants of the home you’ve created: when you become an outsider, or an ‘outlander,’ so to speak, marginalized and rejected in your own home.
Outlander Season 6 will debut on Sunday, 6th March, 2022 in the UK on Starzplay.