With five seasons already available going around the world, Outlander is one of the most watched period series both on Netflix and on its original platform, Starz Play. Based on the novels by Diana Gabaldón, the actors Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe play the famous Jamie and Claire Fraser in this version captured on the small screen that, next year, will premiere its sixth edition.
After a 12-episode season five, where the Frasers faced new challenges, Outlander will arrive with an extra short sixth part: there will only be eight chapters available and a special one of 90 minutes before its premiere. Of course, to calm the despair of the fans, knowing that this news was not entirely pleasant, the production confirmed that the seventh season, which was renewed before finishing the filming of number six, will be longer with 16 chapters .
However, beyond the production trying to remedy the initial bad news, fans of fiction could not begin to imagine theories about why season six will be so short. And, one of them implies the end of the series: according to what many said, the new episodes will be so few in order that season seven, being so long, is the definitive end of the Jamie and Claire story.
However, it must be clarified, for the tranquility of the fiction faithful, that the next edition was shortened further due to the pandemic since no more episodes could be filmed because filming began late. In fact, according to Mathew B. Roberts, the drama’s director, the original plan was to feature 12 chapters, and had it succeeded, the seventh season would not have dragged on.
Even so, the truth is that Starz Play has not yet confirmed a renewal for an eighth season so it is possible that the part that will begin filming after the holidays, is the last. Although, that is also the responsibility of the original producer of Outlander, which usually evaluates the continuation of their series according to the ratings they receive through the platform.
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