Yesterday, at New York Comic Con 2019, Starz surprised Outlander fans with an exclusive first look video and six new images revealing new footage from Outlander season 5 during the Outlander panel at The Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden (link and embed code above).
Moderated by Ginger Zee, Chief Meteorologist on Good Morning America (ABC), Outlander panelists included: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), along with Comic Con first-timers Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta) and David Berry (Lord John Grey). Executive Producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis were joined by Outlander book author Diana Gabaldon on the panel. Cast members Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), currently filming the forthcoming season of Outlander, answered NYCC fan questions via video from set, on location in Scotland.
Season 5 of Outlander finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection - while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself. Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place - as well as Jamie's respect - in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee - and those they can't.
Season five of Outlander is currently in production in Scotland. The fifth season will play out over 12 episodes and is based on material from Diana Gabaldon's international best-selling Outlander series.
The Outlander television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia and Andy Harries is inspired by Gabaldon's 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.
Starz recently renewed the Outlander series through its sixth and forthcoming season. Outlander season 5 returns on Sunday, February 16, 2020 on STARZ.