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Outlander season six: everything we know so far 

The popular period drama is currently filming season six 

Emmy Griffiths

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?

Sam Heughan confirmed that they were finally filming the new season in February 2021, so we will have a while to wait it seems! Taking to Twitter, he wrote: "We're BACK!! @Outlander_STARZ Season six shooting! Feel very fortunate to be working right now, production are ensuring everyone is safe and protected. Now just need to deal with the snow...."

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The show was originally meant to be filmed in 2020, but was delayed 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."

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

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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.

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.

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The series will likely cover books six and seven

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.

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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." 

Is there a trailer for Outlander season six? 

Show bosses have yet to release a trailer for the upcoming series, but watch this space! 

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