The new trailer for Outlander season 6 shows young love overshadowed by the impending American Revolutionary War. Outlander, which is based on the series of Diana Gabaldon novels of the same name, premiered on Starz in 2014. It stars Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall, a World War II nurse who is sent back in time to 1743 Scotland, where she falls in love with Sam Heughan’s Jamie Fraser, a warrior involved in the Jacobite rising. The show also stars Duncan Lacroix, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, and Tobias Menzies. After being delayed by the pandemic for several months, Outlander season 6 recently wrapped production, with a season 7 already greenlit.
Previous seasons have followed Claire and Jamie’s subsequent separation in time and eventual reunion. After rescuing Jamie’s nephew from pirates in season 4, they wind up shipwrecked on the coast of Georgia. They end up staying in the New World and claiming land in North Carolina that they name Fraser’s Ridge. Season 5 of Outlander ended with Jamie (Heughan), Claire (Balfe), and their whole clan currently at peace in Fraser’s Ridge, with the threat of war looming overhead.
Starz has just debuted the new trailer for Outlander season 6, which is due to premiere in early 2022. After showing a montage of happy young lovers, the trailer shrouds them in the shadow of impending doom. The Revolutionary War that was only brewing in season 5 is now on their doorstep, and the impending battle is clearly going to weigh heavily on Jamie and Claire in Outlander season 6. Check out the trailer below:
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Season 6 will be based on the sixth Outlander novel, titled A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Continuing the plotline implied by the previous season, Jamie will be pulled in two directions by his desire to continue his peaceful life in the New World and his oath to the British crown. It also seems like their new neighbors, Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones) and his children Allan (Alexander Vlahos) and Malva (Jessica Reynolds), will be stirring up trouble along the way. Caitríona Balfe has recently teased that this season will be “heartbreaking” and “really twisted.”
Outlander has made a name for itself with twisty, complicated stories that combine history, time travel mechanics, heaving romance, and complicated heroes and villains alike. It has been some time since the American Revolutionary War has been brought to life in such a big-budget manner. Applying the show’s unique, complicated perspective to the events unfolding in the colonies will hopefully breathe new life into a well-worn historical tale.