Is Ron Moore leaving Outlander?

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Ron Moore has a new show approved by Apple and now fans worry it means he’s leaving Outlander.

The mastermind behind the beautiful screen adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novels has a new show. Apple has picked up Ron Moore’s space race series straight to air, which means that it doesn’t even need to provide the pilot first before pickup. While fans are certainly happy for him, there are a lot of fears over what this means for their time-travelling romance.

It’s no secret that showrunner Moore is taking a step back. Multiple people connected to the show have confirmed that he is taking a step back for season 4, putting the show in the capable hands of Matt Roberts. But is he completely stepping away?

Moore helped to settle fears. He tweeted to say that he was not leaving Outlander. Season 4 is already being filmed. It’s currently taking a holiday hiatus, but Roberts has tweeted to say that writing is happening during this break to stay ahead of production.

This was also a chance to confirm that talks for season 5 are still happening. Sony and Starz are discussing the options to renew now to avoid another long Droughtlander. The production takes longer than most others and all filming is completed before the episodes air. The period of negotiating and filming meant that more than a year went by between the season 2 finale and the season 3 premiere and it was a nightmare for fans.

Moore will not be the only executive producer working on multiple projects. While it is difficult and can mean a lot of effort, a good executive producer will put all that is required into every project. Dick Wolf, Ryan Murphy, and Shonda Rhimes have all shown running multiple projects at the exact same time is certainly doable.

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Outlander season 4 premieres sometime in late 2018. Follow Claire and Jamie on Twitter for more updates straight to your feed.