Outlander Season 5 hasn’t even premiered yet, but we’re preparing for the next Droughtlander. Will the wait for Season 6 be shorter than the current wait?
Even though the current Droughtlander isn’t over, we’re already preparing ourselves for the next one. And there will be a next one. We know that Outlander Season 6 has been confirmed. What we need to know is whether the break will be as long as the current one.
The point of renewing for two seasons at the same time is to help reduce the Droughtlander between seasons. There is hope that we won’t wait 13 months for Season 6—although there is no guarantee of that.
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We know that pre-production work on Season 6 has begun. Recently, showrunner Matt B. Roberts shared an image of “A Breathe of Snow and Ashes,” to indicate that he was reading the book that the season will be based on. There were plenty of sticky tabs highlighting some of the most important moments in the book.
Shortly after that, Roberts then confirmed that the writer’s room for the season was being set up. Most of the scripts will need to be written before filming can start. This is the perfect time to get working on the scripts because filming for the fifth season is still ongoing but coming close to the end.
If enough of the scripts are written and the schedules have been planned, there is a chance that the cast can move straight onto filming the sixth season. However, they will likely have a short break. Filming a season is intense, especially with the night shoots. They deserve a few months.
It’s likely that the cast will take a few months off and return in 2020 to film. That allows some of them to possibly take on other small projects but gives them the break that they deserve after months of filming.
This sort of break would match that between Seasons 3 and 4, which helped to keep the Droughtlander to less than a year between seasons. If filming starts early enough, it’s certainly possible we could get a shorter Droughtlander, even getting Outlander Season 6 sometime at the end of 2020 or January 2021.
Of course, this is just a prediction. We have no idea what the cast and crew have planned for filming yet.
Could you take another long Droughtlander? What are you doing during the current Droughtlander? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Outlander Season 5 will premiere on Feb. 16 on STARZ.