It took its time but the Droughtlander is finally over!


Outlander season 6 is finally here after an almost two-year wait for the return of our favourite time-travel romance.

Based on Diana Gabaldon’s popular series of Outlander books, the show revolves around a time-traveller named Claire Fraser, (Caitríona Balfe) and her highlander husband, Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), who now both reside in North America in the run-up to the American Civil War.

Outlander fans have been clamouring for the sixth run ever since that dramatic season 5 finale, which saw Claire Fraser undergo a significant trauma.

Fans also do not have to worry as the series' future is assured thanks to Starz renewing the show for a seventh season already.

Will the show go on beyond the seventh season?

Speaking exclusively to earlier this year, Balfe commented: "I don't know. I mean, we've only been picked up for one more season. So those decisions are sort of out of our hands.

"But you know, I always have said, if we have good scripts, and if the story is interesting, then, you know, why wouldn't you want to continue on?"

However, the actress reiterated on further renewals of the show: "That's above my pay grade, those decisions.”

So, we shall have to wait and see, but there is ample material by Diana Gabaldon to enjoy until then.

In the meantime, where can you watch Outlander season 6 in the UK?

How to watch Outlander season 6 in the UK

Outlander season 6 is available to stream now exclusively on streaming channel StarzPlay.

It isn't available in the standard package for Amazon Prime Video or Netflix customers.

All previous seasons are also available on StarzPlay.

StarzPlay is available for £5.99 per month through the StarzPlay app, Amazon Prime Video, Apple TV+ or Virgin TV.

You can enjoy a 30-day free trial of the service through Amazon. Download the StarzPlay app directly and you'll get a free 7-day trial.

How many seasons and episodes of Outlander are there?

So far, five seasons of Outlander have aired, so there's plenty to get your teeth into in addition to the new episodes.

The first season was 16 episodes long and subsequent seasons have had 13 episodes each.

However, this season 6 consists of only eight episodes.

The show will return with a bumper 16-episode run for its seventh season.

What is Outlander about?

It’s 1946, and practical, tenacious nurse Claire Randall is visiting Scotland on honeymoon with husband Frank when she stumbles upon a mysterious circle of stones that turn out to have otherworldly powers, transporting Claire back to the Jacobite rebellion in 1743.

No stranger to war, Claire finds herself caught up in a group of rebels, quickly catching the eye of rugged and sexy Highlander Jamie Fraser. Though she is determined to find her way back to the 20th century, the redcoats are quickly closing in and the only way to remain safe is to marry into the clan, so she weds Jamie.

What starts out as a marriage of convenience soon blossoms into genuine romance, leaving Claire torn between the past and the present—and her two loves.

Who stars in Outlander?

The cast of Outlander season 6
The cast of Outlander season 6 Starz

The full cast of Outlander season 6 has already been confirmed.

Irish actor and model Caitriona Balfe has received four Golden Globe nominations for playing no-nonsense nurse Claire on the series.

Fans have fallen hard for Highlander Jamie Fraser, played by Sam Heughan.

Meanwhile, Game of Thrones’ Tobias Menzies has been widely praised for his performance as two of Outlander’s central characters—Claire’s husband Frank and redcoats captain Black Jack Randall - but is no longer a member of the show's cast.

Graham McTavish (The Hobbit) plays MacKenzie clan war chief Dougal MacKenzie.

Where is Outlander filmed?

Outlander is known for its stunning backdrop and is filmed on location in Scotland.

Find out more about some of the series’ gorgeous scenery here.

Outlander is available to watch on Starz US now. If you're looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.


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