Outlander Season 6—everything you need to know about the new season

Outlander season 6 is set to debut next week but who is in the cast and what's the new season about? Here's what you need to know...

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Outlander season 6 is set to be released in just a couple of weeks but what is this new series about and how can you watch it? Here's everything you need to know... 

Outlander is based on one of the bestselling books from the past decade and fans have been obsessed with this romantic drama television show since it first burst onto screens in 2014.

After what seems like a long wait since season 5, the sixth season of this fantastic show is finally just days away from premiering, but what do we know about this upcoming season? who is in the cast? Is there a trailer? Here is everything we know so far...

Is there a trailer for Outlander season 6?

Yes there is a trailer for sixth season of Outlander. The trailer doesn't give too much away but does suggest there is going to be just as much love, sex, and violence as the past few seasons of the show.

Who is in the cast of Outlander season 6?

Returning to the cast is, Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall/Fraser) Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), John Bell (Ian Murray), César Domboy (Fergus Fraser), and Lauren Lyle (Marsali Fraser).

New cast members will also be joining the series. Mark Lewis-Jones, a well-known Welsh actor will be portraying the character Tom Christie. Alexander Vlahos, best known for his role in Merlin has been cast as Allan Christie, and Jessica Reynolds will play Malva Christie.

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What is Outlander season 6 about?

Outlander season 6 will pick up right where we left Claire and Jamie at the Ridge and focus on their role in the US as the revolutionary war looms closer. 

The sixth season is based loosely on the novel A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, the sixth book in the Outlander series. While the show is known to stray from the original source material, this is why the synopsis for this book reveals about the plot.

"It’s 1772, the Royal Colony of North Carolina, and the governor calls upon Jamie Fraser to unite the backcountry and preserve the colony for King and Crown. One minor problem: Jamie Fraser’s wife, Claire, is a time-traveler, as are his daughter and son-in-law. And Jamie knows that three years hence, the shot heard round the world will be fired, and the end of it all will be independence—with those loyal to the King either dead or in exile."

The synopsis adds, "Beyond present danger, though, looms the threat of a tiny clipping from the Wilmington Gazette, dated 1776, which reports the destruction of the house on Fraser’s Ridge and the death by fire of James Fraser and all his family. For once, Jamie Fraser hopes the time-travelers in his family are wrong about the future. But only time will tell."


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How many episodes of Outlander season 6 will there be?

It has been announced that there will be eight episodes of Outlander season 6 in total. The season will reportedly kick off with a 90-minute long episode that delves right into the drama, but the rest of the episodes will be around the 60-minute mark.

Where to watch Outlander season 6

Outlander season 6 will be released in the US on the premium cable and satellite network Starz from March 6 at 9 p.m.

For UK viewers, you can view the new season on Amazon Prime but you'll have to additionally pay for a StarzPlay subscription in connection with your Amazon Prime login.

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How to watch Outlander season 6 from anywhere in the world

Outlander season 6 will be available to watch online in the US and UK from March 6. Unfortunately, if you are traveling outside of these locations, you may struggle to watch the show—but there is a way around it. VPN (virtual private networks) are a popular way to access TV shows only available in other countries, and many are easy to get.

If you're already confused, don't panic—we've got you covered. Our sister site, TechRadar, has put every major VPN service to the test to save you the hassle of sifting through the web yourself. They've rated ExpressVPN as the best—and here's why.

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  2. Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location to anywhere in the US or UK.
  3. With your VPN installed and server location set to US or the UK you can access StarzPlay and watch the show.

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