Claire and Jamie Fraser will be staying on Starz for the foreseeable future. The cable network has renewed its time-traveling, romantic drama Outlander for two more seasons, which will be the series’ third and fourth. Season 3 of Outlander will be based on Voyager, the third of the eight books from Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, while the fourth season will be adapted from Drums of Autumn.
As mentioned above, Outlander is based on Gabaldon’s series of books and is executive-produced by Ronald D. Moore, who serves as the series’ showrunner. Season 2 of the show premiered this April on Starz. It will conclude in July.
“Outlander is like nothing seen before on television,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said in a statement. “From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for Outlander than this team, both in front and behind the camera.”
Outlander is currently eight episodes into its second season, which is based on Gabaldon’s second book, Dragonfly in Amber. New episodes of the series air Saturdays at 9 p.m. on Starz.
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