'Outlander' season 4 to premiere in November, announces Starz
After a thrilling finish to season 3, 'Outlander' will be returning to Starz for its fourth season less than three months from now
Starz has announced that its hit drama 'Outlander' will be returning for its fourth season on Sunday, November 4 at 8 pm ET/PT, and that it will be available on the network for streaming as well as on its app. Season 4 will continue the story of time-traveling 20th-century doctor Claire Foster (Caitriona Balfe) and her 18th-century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America.
Season 3 saw Jamie kill Randall (Tobias Menzies) at Culloden and spared execution. After befriending Lord John Grey (Davis Berry) at Ardsmuir prison, he finds himself at an English estate where he goes on to father an illegitimate son, Willie.
Meanwhile, Claire is in 1948 and in medical school trying to raise hers and Jamie's daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton). After learning about Jamie's whereabouts, she travels back to the 18th century to find him.
After she discovers that Jamie is married to a widowed Laoghaire (Nell Hudson), she and Jamie try to placate her by finding a hidden treasure. However, in the process, his nephew Ian (John Bell) is captured by pirates and carried off to the Caribbean. They manage to rescue him from Geillis (Lotte Verbeek) and set sail for Scotland, only to get shipwrecked in the colony of Georgia.
The upcoming season will see Claire and Jamie build their lives together in the rough and dangerous backcountry of North Carolina while negotiating a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire’s knowledge of the American Revolution to come. Along the way, they will cross paths with notorious pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) in a fateful meeting that will come back to haunt the Fraser family.
Back in the 20th century, things are complicated between Brianna and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin), the historian who helped Claire search for Jamie in the past.
According to an official description, "When Roger and Brianna search for proof that Brianna’s parents reunited in the 18th century, a shocking discovery makes both of them consider following in Claire’s footsteps."
Based on the historical time travel 'Outlander' series of novels by Diana Gabaldon, the series was developed by Ronald D. Moore and produced by Sony Pictures Television and Left Bank Pictures for Starz.