Hearing that Outlander has been renewed for two more seasons was like Christmas for many fans. It’s not just good news for those who want the show to continue, but excellent news for the next Droughtlander.
Can we be any more excited about the fate of Outlander on Starz right now? The series has been picked up for two more seasons, way ahead of the Season 4 premiere. Very few networks give shows such an offer, so hearing this already makes it feel like Christmas had come early. But there’s even more exciting news.
The Outlander Season 5 and 6 renewal means we get more of an idea of Droughtlander lengths. By knowing that the series has two more definite seasons, the showrunners are able to go full-steam ahead on planning. They and the writers can get to planning out the scripts for the next 26 episodes (assuming 13 episodes per season still).
A Droughtlander like between Outlander Seasons 3 and 4
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When Outlander was renewed after the second season, Starz opted for two seasons together. This meant good news for the showrunners, as they had the chance to plan ahead and run the filming for Season 4 straight off the back of Season 3. Very few shows get this opportunity, but a show like Outlander needs it.
Period dramas cost a lot more money to create and take a lot more time. There’s a huge amount of editing needed to get the period buildings, get rid of modern-day structures like gutters, and manage the lighting just right.
We went through a ridiculously long Droughtlander between Seasons 2 and 3. It took more than a year for the show to finally come back on the air. And that was after a long break between Seasons 1 and 2 and a break in the middle of Outlander Season 1. Knowing that the break wouldn’t be as long between the third and fourth seasons has definitely helped keep us somewhat sane in the break.
An 11-month break
We’ve ended up with an 11-month break, give or take a few weeks. The third season finished in December 2017 and we’ll get the fourth season in November 2018. This gives us an idea as to the length of the Droughtlander between the fourth and fifth and then the fifth and sixth seasons. Since the seasons have been confirmed, we can hazard a guess as to when we’ll get the Outlander Season 5 premiere and then, based on that finale, when we’ll get the Outlander Season 6 premiere.
This is excellent news for those who find the long breaks excruciating and helps to prevent losing the audience because there are shows that come back more frequently and more routinely.
Are you excited about the fifth and sixth seasons of the series? Has this renewal made you happy about Droughtlanders? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
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