Outlander renewed for 24 more episodes at Starz

The show adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon is extended for two more seasons as it rakes the second most popular scripted series among female viewers


                            Outlander renewed for 24 more episodes at Starz

Season 4 of Starz's 'Outlander' is debuting in November but the show has already been extended for two more seasons.

Good news for 'Outlander' fans who are eagerly following the storyline of an army nurse mysteriously transported to 1743 after serving in World War II and caught between two worlds and two different men.

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The show adapted from the best-selling books by Diana Gabaldon, is currently filming season 4 in Scotland. However the assurance the show will go on was confirmed in January when the CEO of the cable network, Chris Albrecht, told fans and critics alike that he "wouldn't worry" about the time travel show played by Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan.

Diana Galabaldon, the author (Twitter)
Diana Galabaldon, the author (Twitter)

“Fans can rest assured their beloved Claire and Jamie will be back facing new challenges, adversaries and adventures in seasons five and six as we delve into American history and continue the story of the Frasers as they settle in the New World,” Albrecht announced on Wednesday.

Season 5 and 6 will premier 12-episodes each unlike season 4 featuring 13, and season 1 with 16 episodes. 

A look at season 4 (Twitter)
A look at season 4 (Twitter)

In the last season, Claire and Jamie were washed ashore in Georgia. The scene is from Gabaldon’s Voyager novel published in 1993. In season 4, the series will be drawn out from the 1996 book Drums of Autumn from the same author, which will see the couple attempting to make a home in America. Season 5 and 6 will be based on 2001’s The Fiery Cross and 2005’s A Breath of Snow.There are still two more books in the best selling series and Gabaldon is working on other novel titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, which is likely to be published next year.

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The Sony Pictures TV produced series is estimated to run as far as season 9 but for now, season 5 and 6 are expected to debut in 2019 and 2020. The show is currently the second most popular scripted series among female viewers ranking only behind Game of Thrones. Season 3 averaged 5.8 million viewers cross multiple platforms.