What better way to celebrate World Outlander Day than with the news that Starz has renewed the series for a third and fourth season. Outlander season two is currently airing on Saturdays, with the second season earning higher ratings than season one. According to Starz, the third and fourth seasons will cover the material in Diana Gabaldon’s third and fourth novels of the Outlander series, Voyager and Drums of Autumn. However, Starz has not announced the number of episodes fans can expect from seasons three and four.
“Outlander is like nothing seen before on television,” stated Starz CEO Chris Albrecht. “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.”
Created by Ronald D. Moore, Outlander stars Sam Heughan as Jamie, Caitriona Balfe as Claire, Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall/Black Jack Randall, Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh, Claire Sermonne as Louise De Rohan, Rosie Day as Mary Hawkins, Andrew Gower as Prince Charles Stuart, Romann Berrux as Fergus, Frances de la Tour as Mother Hildegarde, and Dominique Pinon as Master Raymond.
Details on Season 2: Book Two of Outlander begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising, and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.