Hot on the heels of getting renewed for 2 more seasons, Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, has announced that the fifth season of the Golden Globe® nominated hit series Outlander has begun production in Scotland. Season 5 will play out over 12 episodes, based on material from The Fiery Cross, the fifth of eight books in Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling Outlander series.

"In season 4 of Outlander, Jamie and Claire's decision to remain in the New World changes the course of their life together. After being struck by the beauty of the North Carolina wilderness - untamed and uncultivated - they choose to call it home: Fraser's Ridge. However, what is a 'dream' for some is a 'nightmare' for others. Being at the center of the birth of America is often a bloody and violent and heartbreaking matter. Now, in season 5, Jamie and Claire's duty is not only to their loved ones, but to the community of settlers forming part of the ever-increasing Clan Fraser." - Matthew B. Roberts, Executive Producer

In season 5 of Outlander, the Frasers of the Ridge are here! The fifth season of Outlander sees a continuation of the Fraser family's adventures, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task - and protecting it proves even more difficult - particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina, during a period of dramatic socio-political upheaval. As Claire knows all too well, friends, neighbors and countrymen are unwittingly marching towards Revolution, with members of the elite ruling classes struggling to stifle the alarming undercurrent of unrest triggered by the Regulator Movement. Against this backdrop, which soon heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie are forced to ask themselves just how far they are willing to go to protect their home, and praying there will be no reason to light the "fiery cross," an ancient Scottish call to arms.

The Outlander television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, and Andy Harries, is inspired by Diana Gabaldon's eight-book Outlander series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide with all the books having graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The Outlander television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.

Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Starz recently renewed Outlander for two more seasons, taking the series through its sixth season. Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original series. Check out the Outlander cast posting photos and video to Instagram from Scotland below.

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