‘Outlander’ Season 3 Is Coming to Netflix in December 2019

Droughtlander won’t end until February 2020. That’s when the popular Starz series Outlander returns to TV for season 5. But Netflix is giving fans of the time-travel drama an early Christmas gift by making the third season available for streaming. 

‘Outlander’ Season 3 is on Netflix December 10  

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Caitriona Balfe as Claire in Outlander | Starz

Back in May 2019, Netflix added the first two seasons of Outlander. Now, season 3 of Outlander is coming to the streaming service. The 13-episode season, which originally aired in 2017, will arrive on Tuesday, December 10. That’s just in time for a holiday break binge-watch.

What happens in ‘Outlander’ Season 3? 

Outlander follows Claire (Catriona Balfe), an English nurse in the 1940s who accidentally travels back in time to 18th-century Scotland. Once there, she falls in love with Scottish rebel Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). 

In the third season, Claire has returned to the 1940s after the devastating Battle of Culloden in 1745. She and her first husband Frank move to Boston, where Claire gives birth to a daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and attends medical school at Harvard. But years later, she discovers evidence that Jamie did not die in the battle. She decides to travel back in time to find him. 

What to expect from ‘Outlander’ Season 5

Each season of Outlander roughly follows one book in the original outlander series from author Diana Gabaldon (though there have been a few important deviations from Gabaldon’s original stories). Season 1 covers Outlander, season 2 adapts Dragonfly in Amber, and seasons 3 and 4 follow Voyager and Drums of Autumn, respectively. 

Season 5 will be based on The Fiery Cross. The 12-episode season premieres Sunday, February 16, 2020, on Starz. Balfe and Heughan are back in their leading roles, along with Skelton and fan favorite Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh Fraser. The show has also added a number of new cast members, including Jon Tarcy as Isaiah Morton, Ned Dennehy as Lionel Brown, Chirs Larkin as Richard Brown, Anna Burnett as Alicia Brown, and Bronwyn James as Fanny Beardsley.  

With the American Revolution on the horizon, Jamie and Claire will find their relationship tested in new ways in season 5. But their love is still strong, Balfe assured fans during an appearance at New York Comic-Con in October. “They support each other through some tough, tough times and their knowledge of each other and how intimately they know what’s going on inside of each other, I think it’s really beautiful,” she said. 

Fans won’t have to worry about Outlander ending after season 5. The show has already been renewed for a sixth season, which will be based on A Breath of Snow and Ashes. And should Starz want to continue the show beyond that, there’s plenty of material to work with. Gabaldon has already published the seventh and eighth books in the series, An Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood. A ninth book titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone is forthcoming.  

Read more: ‘Outlander’ Season 5: Fans Weigh in on the Upcoming Season

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