‘Outlander’ Gets a Premiere Date for Season 5

Outlander’s highly anticipated new season is almost here, and fans are scrambling for information about their favorite family. Fortunately, we now have an exact date for the season premiere on Starz. So, when is the premiere date for season 5 of Outlander?

‘Outlander’ has a premiere date

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan | Cindy Ord/Getty Images for SCAD

Starz has announced a premiere date for season 5 for Sunday, February 16, 2020. It seems to be appropriately timed for a few days after Valentine’s Day, as fans may have noticed. The next installment in the series is based on the next novel in Diana Gabaldon’s highly popular series, called The Fiery Cross.

Claire and Jamie will participate in an upcoming event

Starz also announced that the Outlander actors will participate in an official panel presentation at New York Comic Con 2019. The event will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019. Both Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) will be in attendance, as well as Murtagh (Duncan LaCroix), Lord John Grey (David Berry), and Jocasta (Maria Doyle Kennedy). Gabaldon herself is set to be at the event as well.

A new teaser has been released

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan | Michael Kovac/Getty Images for Starz Entertainment LLC

On the official Outlander social media accounts, fans were able to get a taste of what’s to come in the next season. In a video teasing a few Starz series with upcoming seasons, both Claire and Jamie can be seen embracing one another overlooking Fraser’s Ridge. Claire says to Jamie, “It’s time.” The teaser isn’t a lot to go on, but it does give fans hope for the future.

Heughan talks about what’s to come in season 5

Heughan spoke with Parade.com about season 5 of Outlander and what’s to come. Jamie will test his loyalties and face some tough choices ahead with the situation with the British military. Things are sure to heat up with the new season.

“I can’t give away too much, obviously, but as we saw in season four, Jamie’s on the side of the Redcoats,” Heughan explained. “He’s made this deal with the Redcoats, the British Army, so he’s actually on the opposite side of the side where his allegiance really is and his loyalty lies, but he knows he needs to do it. He needs to do it for his family and for his tenants. He has to secure this land and make it a safe place for them, so he goes in league with the British. For Jamie, that’s a pretty hard thing to do.”

Changes are coming to Fraser’s Ridge

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe | Paul Archuleta/Getty Images

In a statement via executive producer Matthew B. Roberts, he spoke about the new season of Outlander and what’s to come for the happy family making a life for themselves in North Carolina. It seems they will have new battles to face in season 5.

“In Season 4, Jamie and Claire’s decision to remain in the New World changes the course of their life together,” explained Roberts. “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.”

Fans will learn what’s to come for Claire and Jamie in just a few more months. The light is at the end of the tunnel and new episodes of Outlander are finally in sight.