Why wasn’t Outlander Season 6 in the STARZ 2021 promotional video?

Outlander Season 3 -- Courtesy of David Bloomer/STARZ
Outlander Season 3 -- Courtesy of David Bloomer/STARZ /

STARZ released a promotional video taking a look back at 2020 and a look ahead at 2021

2020 has been a rough year, but at least Outlander fans got to enjoy Season 5 of their favorite show.  Some clips from Season 5 popped up on STARZ’s new promotional video, but not Outlander Season 6.

The first part of the video features shows that aired on the network in 2020, including Power, Outlander, and The Spanish Princess.  They showed clips with the tagline “In 2020 we found our courage.  We lived our truth.  We shared our stories, and discovered our power.”

The rest of the video highlights new and returning series that are coming to STARZ.  The new series include Heels and Blindspotting while American Gods is coming back for Season 3.  Another new show featured in the video was Men in Kilts.

The video shows us a few clips from Sam and Graham’s new show.  We saw them jolting about in the camper van, riding on a motorcycle with sidecar, performing a battle chant, and running about wildly in the Scottish countryside.

Outlander Season 6 is conspicuously missing from the 2021 portion of the promotional video

What about Season 6 of Outlander?  The simple answer is they haven’t filmed it yet so there’s nothing new to show.  We know that filming is supposed to start soon, but it hasn’t happened yet so they’d have to turn to CGI to show us any new clips.  We really don’t want that.

Just because Season 6 doesn’t feature in the video doesn’t mean we won’t see it in 2021.  If filming starts in January like we hope, it’s possible they could have a few episodes done by the end of the year.

However, you have to remember that Outlander is a long shoot and, with post-production, it can take up to a year to complete.  We will probably have to wait till 2022 for the release of the new season.

Hang in there, Sassenachs.  We’re no strangers to a long Droughtlander.

Sam Heughan talks Outlander Season 6 filming. dark. Next

Do you think we’ll see Season 6 in 2021 or 2022?  Let us know in the comments below.

Watch the Claire and Jamie Facebook page to find out when Outlander will return to STARZ.