Outlander Season 5: How ‘early’ in 2020 will the season premiere?

Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ -- Acquired via STARZ Media Center
Outlander -- Courtesy of STARZ -- Acquired via STARZ Media Center /

STARZ has said that Outlander Season 5 won’t premiere until 2020. ‘Early 2020’ was the term used, but just how early could it be?

During the STARZ TCA panel, we learned that Outlander Season 5 wouldn’t premiere until 2020. In fact, we learned “early 2020,” and now the question of what “early” means has arisen.

It’s not likely January. There are a few reasons against this, with the biggest being that Power Season 6 will begin its second half in January 2020. There’s likely to be at least five episodes, which will take us into February.

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There are high chances that the “early” comment means either late February or early March at the very earliest. Even though STARZ could run Power and Outlander back-to-back on Sundays, this is unlikely. The network’s two biggest shows are going to run consecutively, encouraging Power viewers to keep hold of their STARZ subscriptions for Outlander.

March 2020 makes sense as a start date. This would give the showrunners plenty of time to film all episodes and go through the post-production process. We’re not expecting filming for Season 5 to be finished until the end of 2019 and post-production can take a couple of months. While we’d love for Droughtlander to be over, we also don’t want any rushed work!

We’ll likely get Claire and Jamie back on our screens after Power concludes its final season. There’s no reason to think that another show will take up airspace after Power. STARZ knows that fans want Claire and Jamie back and a Droughtlander ending in February or March is already going to be long enough. The last thing STARZ will want to do is put fans off returning to the series.

Look out for late February or early March 2020 for Outlander Season 5. I don’t think it will be much later than that. A glimmer of light is in sight.

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