Jamie and Claire Will Be Back! ‘Outlander’ Renewed for Two More Seasons
We’re on a Highlander high right now.
Starz has announced they are renewing their hit time-travel drama Outlander for Seasons 3 and 4, which will further the adventures of Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), based on the novels by Diana Gabaldon.
According to Variety, Season 3 will adapt Gabaldon’s third novel Voyager, while Season 4 will be based on the fourth, Drums of Autumn. There are eight books total in the series.
Starz CEO Chris Albrecht 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.”
Outlander centers on Claire Randall, a nurse from the 1940s who is transported back in time to 18th-century Scotland, where she falls for Scotsman Jamie Fraser. Season 2 is airing now on Starz, and it follows Gabaldon’s second book Dragonfly in Amber, in which Jamie and Claire travel to Paris to try and stop the Jacobite rebellion because Claire knows the war will spell the end of the Highlander way of life.
The show was nominated for three Golden Globes, including Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress for Balfe and Best Supporting Actor for Tobias Menzies, who plays the truly evil “Black” Jack Randall.