Outlander season six: everything we know so far 

The popular period drama is currently filming season six 

It feels like it has been forever since Outlander was last on our screens - and we can't wait to check in with the Fraser family! So how much longer will we have to wait for season six? Here's everything we know so far...

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When will Outlander season six be released?

We've got good news and bad news. Outlander season six is due for release in 2022, but it's been revealed that the StarzPlay Channel on Amazon Prime, where the majority of viewers watch, is moving away from being freely available with a Prime membership. According to its website, StarzPlay will soon only be available via Amazon Prime (or through their own StarzPlay app) for £1.99 for the first six months, and £4.99 thereafter. 

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WATCH: See the Outlander season six official teaser trailer

However, fans will be glad to hear that a trailer for the upcoming series has dropped, teasing that a "storm is coming". Posting on Instagram, the official account for the drama accompanied the video with the caption: "Here we go, #Outlander fans! Watch the official teaser for Season six." The clip, which was shown on social media, sees Jamie and Claire settled into the British colonies of America in the 18th century, but their lives may be in more danger than they expected...

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Shooting began in early 2021, following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic. Speaking on This Morning back in June, Sam said: "We were supposed to be shooting right now and obviously things are still slightly up in the air, but I think you know, I'm hopeful that we're gonna be back before we know it. They're putting plans in place."

We can't wait to be reunited with Claire and Jamie!

What will Outlander season six be about? 

The show typically covers one novel at a time, with season five covering events from the fifth bookThe Fiery Cross. As such, it is expected that season six will delve into the events of book six, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.

The series will likely cover books six and seven

In the novel, new character Malva Christie arrives at Fraser's Ridge with her father and brother, and becomes Claire's apprentice, with the pair striking up something of a mother and daughter relationship. However, things take a dangerous turn after it is revealed that Malva is pregnant - and she says that Jamie is the father.

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Season six will also likely look at the aftermath from the dramatic season five finale, which saw Claire rescued by Jamie and her family after being kidnapped and assaulted. Meanwhile, Roger and Brianna find themselves still stuck in the past with their son Jemmy, despite trying to return to the present day.

Who will star in Outlander season six? 

New characters mean new cast members! It was announced in March 2021 that the show had cast the Christie family. Starring as Malva is newcomer Jessica Reynolds, while Merlin actor Alexander Vlahos will take on the role of her older brother Allen. Joining them as Tom, their father, is Chernobyl actor Mark Lewis Jones.

Mark Lewis Jones, Alexander Vlahos and Jessica Reynolds will play the Christie family

Speaking about her role on the show's official Twitter account, Jessica said: "She's kind of in awe of Claire... she's heard so much about Jamie and she expects him to be the hero of her story then she sees the woman and she's like, 'Oh no, I'm more interested in her.' We start off with her as an innocent, eager to learn, world in front of her [girl], and to become a woman like Claire... then lots of stuff gets in the way." 

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