The sixth instalment of Starz’s historical drama will premiere sooner rather than later, as it is expected to air sometime in early 2022. Ahead of its release Outlander has provided viewers with access to the season six opening credit, which hinted at a troubling time for the Fraser family.
Fans are overjoyed with the news of ‘Droughtlander’ ending soon and the cherry on the top was Starz releasing the official opening sequence for season six.
As well as some tweaks to the theme tune, ‘The Skye Boat Song’ the credits provided a ton of clues for what viewers can look forward to.
In the season five finale Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) rescued his wife Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) from Lionel Brown (Ned Dennehy).
Lionel and his men had raped Claire as punishment for encouraging women to embrace their sexuality.
After killing his men, Lionel was taken back to Fraser’s Ridge for a trial where he was found guilty and punished to death.
Claire was given the opportunity to kill him but refused and decided to keep a promise to never murder, although she showed mercy Lionel still met his demise.
Marsali Fraser (Lauren Lyle) injected him with a lethal injection which ultimately killed him.
After Jamie carried his corpse to his brother Richard Brown (Chris Larkin) who threatened to seek revenge for Lionel’s murder.
Thankfully for fans, Outlander showrunners and cast have been open about what to expect in season six, without completely giving away the storyline.
A script from the premiere was released which detailed Jamie’s angst about new arrivals on Fraser’s Ridge.
Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones) and his children Alan and Malva will be the newest faces on the show, however, Jamie had reservations which he kept to himself.
It was revealed, he and Tom met while in prison back in Scotland and were not friends in the slightest.
Marsali Fraser star Lauren Lyle also revealed there could be trouble in her relationship with Fergus (Cesar Domboy).
After killing Lionel for Claire and receiving threats from his brother Richard, she may have put her entire family in danger.
There is also the impending American Revolutionary War awaiting Claire and Jamie in season six, which will certainly rock their peaceful life in North Carolina.
Outlander season 6 will premiere on Starz on Sunday, March 6, 2022.