While in 'Droughtlander,' any news on 'Outlander,' really serves as the first drops of rain in a drought-hit land. So when Caitriona Balfe, the beloved "lass that is gone," shared a post on 'Outlander,' fans were overjoyed. Season 5 of Starz's hit time-traveling show is currently filming and the series which first premiered in 2014 has been making waves globally since the author of 'Outlander' series, Diana Gabaldon, recently bagged an award for promoting tourism in Scotland.
Balfe, who is no stranger to proclaiming her love for the fans, posted a video walking the fans through a brand new set for the series. "And so it begins....... Season 5 (yep that’s 1, 2, 3, 4..FIVE 🙀 ) prep time !!!! Excuse the shrill shouting but I was very very excited to catch @jongarysteele on the incredible new set he and his team of genius artisans have built !!! Get READY!!," the actress captioned followed by 'Outlander' tags and hashtags.
In the video, the 39-year-old actress showed the trappings of the 18th century, including a hearth, fancy ornamental pieces on the wainscoted walls, which fans are guessing is at Frasers Ridge. Season 4 concluded with the Frasers, including Balfe's character, Claire Fraser, in Aunt Jocasta's mansion at River Run. Just when the Fraser family- Jamie, Brianna and her newborn son, and Murtagh Fitzgibbons were on the verge of leaving River Run, two unexpected guests showed up- Roger MacKenzie, Brianna's lover and a handful of Red Coats carrying the Governor's message to Jamie, ordering him to recruit an army to tackle and kill the "wanted" regulator, Murtagh, who is also his godfather.
Season 5 will be based on Gabaldon's fifth book of the series 'The Fiery Cross,' but given how the show has steered away from the novel saga, it is hard to guess what may unfurl in season 5 especially with Murtagh since in the books, he is already dead. But what is certain is that Brianna and Roger’s relationship will take the center stage as it did in season 4 as the couple went through an inexhaustible amount of trials and tribulations.
If season 5 could be about coming together, the family and their house in the new world of America, then we might have just seen a glimpse of Fraser's new home. However, the actress candidly begins the video saying "I don’t know yet," before swinging her phone and focusing on production designer Jon Gary Steele.
Filming is said to have begun more than a month ago and Sam Heughan, who plays the rugged Highlander Jamie Fraser, confirmed it in a candid Q&A Instagram sesh with the fans. Few days ago, he shared a post of his team gearing up for season 5.
Another news of the upcoming season is that both the leads, Balfe and Heughan are serving as producers of the show, which means they are more engaged than ever. Imagine the magic season 5 will bring when the show drops later this year or early next year.