Unfortunately for Outlander fans, we’ll have to suffer through Droughtlander until February 2020. Starz just confirmed the fifth season of the popular series will premiere on February 16, 2020. (Season four premiered in November 2018.) The network also confirmed the cast will once again participate in a panel at the New York Comic Con.
Outlander cast members expected to take part in the 2019 New York Comic Con include Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan LaCroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and David Berry. They’ll be joined by Outlander author Diana Gabaldon and executive producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis. The panel will take place on October 5th at 5:30pm ET in The Hulu Theatre in Madison Square Garden (walking distance from Javits Center).
The Outlander gang will also host an autograph session with details still to come on the autograph lottery via the NYCC official website.
Starz’s presence at the 2018 New York Comic Con included a gorgeous Outlander display decorated with items seen in the series and the screening of the first episode of season four.
Filming is currently underway in Scotland, with the fifth season set to consist of 12 one-hour episodes.
Details on Outlander Season 5, Courtesy of Starz:
Season five of Outlander finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection – while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill.
With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself.
Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place – as well as Jamie’s respect – in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee – and those they can’t.