Diana Gabaldon confirms she remains a consultant in Outlander season 4

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There are all sorts of rumors flying about Outlander season 4, but Diana Gabaldon nips one in the bud.

The world of TV is always full of rumors and speculation. Some of the rumors about Outlander season 4 involve the author of the novels, Diana Gabaldon. There are currently beliefs that she’s stepping down as a consultant to the show. However, the author has taken to Twitter to rest fans’ nerves about the future of the series.

Gabaldon will definitely still be around for the fourth season as a consultant. However, this only means that she offers her suggestions and opinions on scripts. It’s a “take it or leave it” situation. Sometimes the writers and showrunners will follow her suggestions to the letter and other times they continue with changes they’ve made for the sake of the overall story (or because of time and budget constraints). While Gabaldon has said she hasn’t always been happy with every change, she’s understood the reasons for them and did overly enjoy season 3.

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Fans wanted to know if an article about Gabaldon stepping down as consultant for the fourth season was real. She took to Twitter to share that she was still around and had already seen the scripts for the first four episodes (which have already been filmed) and the latest drafts for episodes 5 and 6 of the season.

However, she did confirm (once more) that she wouldn’t be writing. Gabaldon had previously said she wouldn’t write any of the season because she had a novel to finish. She is currently working on Book 9 still, “Go Tell the Bees that I Am Gone,” and that is taking up all her time right now. The only season the author has written a script for was season 2, but she says she may do one for season 5 if Starz renews the show for another year.

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