Not even COVID-19 can keep Outlander‘s Jamie and Claire apart. While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic has halted production on Outlander Season 6, star Sam Heughan revealed on LIVE with Kelly and Ryan that the Starz drama is “definitely gearing up” to return to the set. Like many dramas — and particularly those with steamy sex scenes — Outlander will have to adapt to COVID restrictions, but Heughan is optimistic that the cast and crew will make it work. “We’re going to have to look at a new way of working around it,” he told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest. “But we’re getting there.”
If Heughan’s teases have you curious about the Outlander Season 6 release date, you’re not alone. When will Outlander be back on Starz? What can we expect from Outlander Season 6? Here’s everything you need to know!
WHEN IS OUTLANDER SEASON 6 FILMING?
Last week, Sam Heughan, Outlander‘s Jamie Fraser, told Kelly Ripa and Ryan Seacrest that the Starz drama is expected to begin filming in the weeks to come. Heughan told the LIVE hosts that he is currently working on the new season, and he’s already “been in a few times for costume fittings.”
“I’m excited,” he said. “I’m excited to go back to work.”
IS THERE AN OUTLANDER SEASON 6 RELEASE DATE?
As of now, Starz has not set an Outlander Season 6 release date. However, given that the new season has not yet started production, it’s likely that we won’t see new episodes until late 2021, or potentially even longer.
HOW WILL THE SEX SCENES WORK IN OUTLANDER SEASON 6?
Given the close-contact nature of sex scenes, Outlander‘s trademark steam will have to be adjusted to meet new COVID-19 restrictions. “I guess I’ve got to now stay two meters apart from my co-stars,” Heughan told Ripa and Seacrest. “That could provide some really interesting love scenes.”
Heughan clarified that “as far as” he knows, Outlander Season 6 will still feature sex scenes. “I hope so,” he said, adding that the steamy scenes are “an integral part of” the show. Fans would agree!
OUTLANDER SEASON 6: WHAT ELSE DO WE KNOW ABOUT THE NEW SEASON?
Details about Outlander Season 6 are being kept under wraps, but the Season 5 finale may offer some hints about where the new installment is headed. When we last saw Jamie and Claire (Caitriona Balfe), they were nestled in each other’s arms, safe and happy. Of course, with the Revolution brewing, it’s only a matter of time before their lives are once again thrown into turmoil.
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