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

Outlander may have a premiere date, but It’s still a few months away. Fans of the series can’t wait and are giddy with anticipation. So what do viewers really think of the premiere date and the upcoming season which is set for 2020? Read on to learn more.

‘Outlander’ gets a premiere date and fans react

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

Outlander fans are thrilled that we now have a premiere date for the new season, but not so excited that it’s still so far off. The premiere of season 5 will finally happen on February 16, 2020, and fans have a lot of feelings about this revelation. Reddit is full of people eager to share their opinions.

“Oh well, it’s progress! It’s nice they recognise that there needed to be more Claire and Jamie screen time,” a Reddit user said. “It’s the one thing I missed in the last season. Being out at Frasers Ridge as they built the cabin was one of the only times they were able to just “be” and it would have been nice to see more of that. The last season felt so rushed.”

“I’m okay with this. It will give me something to look forward to in 2020 :),” another user said.

“Yesssssss 😭😭😭,” a Reddit user said.

“Just finished S4 at 1am this morning 🤣 February cannot get here soon enough,” someone else also noted.

Fans react to the new teaser trailer that has been released

Fans also have a lot of feelings about the new teaser trailer that’s been released for the upcoming season. “I couldn’t place a d*** scene in this trailer and I DO NOT CARE. I am pumped. PUMPED!” a Reddit user wrote.

“It’s the perfect blend of wetting our whistle without revealing a d*** thing for plot lines. Well done!!” Someone else said.

“I really hope they aren’t inventing drama between Claire and Jamie that isn’t needed with all of this future talk,” a Reddit user wrote. “I don’t mind them deviating from the books some but I still want the essence of the characters to be the same.”

Some viewers aren’t that excited about season 5


However, not everyone is on the Outlander bandwagon. Some fans say it has grown stale and they aren’t as excited about upcoming seasons anymore as they once were.

“I just finished watching season 4, but for the first time since starting the series, I’m not excited for the next season,” someone noted. “I love the show and I’m usually left wanting the next season as soon as one season finishes. Does anyone else feel this way? Anything I should be looking forward too in season 5?”

“Season 4 was weird. There was no episode that was terrible for me and I wasn’t bored but when I got to the end it felt like such a let down. Too many lows and not enough highs. It just felt off like it was missing something,” another user added. “And tbh I don’t think America was the most compelling setting. I think it was missing it’s heart which was Scotland. There was problems in the plot and characters yes, but so much of what made it special was Scotland.”

“Season 3 and especially season 4 just seemed to have completely different vibes from the first two seasons,” a Reddit user said. “I know the chemistry between Jamie and Claire had to change based on the plot but I still feel like they haven’t gotten it back yet and Brianna and Roger just distract from Jamie and Claire imo.”

Whatever the opinions of viewers, Outlander will be back for season 5 in February. Hopefully, it’s everything fans need it to be.