The fifth season of Outlander came to an end in May but filming for series six is yet to start filming as the coronavirus pandemic put production on hold. Fans have been anxiously waiting for updates on when lead stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will be back on set. Now, it’s been reported filming will commence in 2021.
After a long pause on production due to the pandemic, UK Casting News reported filming will finally start in January 2021.
They posted on their official Twitter account: “The season VI of the popular TV series OUTLANDER is finally #filming in Scotland in January 2021.”
Unsurprisingly, the news did not go down well with fans with many replying to the tweet expressing their disappointment.
“Really, how much filming can one do in January in Scotland??? This gonna be the longest droughtlander EVER!!!” one viewer posted.
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“I am excited to see where Jamie goes this season, but to be honest, we now have six, almost seven, years of experience behind us.
“We have scenes, we have characters, we have things in the books we haven’t covered. We can call back on stuff.
“We have seen there are other time travellers out there. It feels as though the universe is opening up a bit more for us to draw upon, as well for the writers.
“For the actors, we have all that experience with each other. We know how each other works now and, most of the time, we enjoy working together.”
Roger MacKenzie, who is played by Richard Rankin, explained he “can’t wait to get out of the house”.
He told fans: “I am desperate to get back on set. It will be lovely.
“Infinite, copious amounts of coffee, for example.
“And, actually, I have no idea what happens in book six because I haven’t read it. So, I think, this will be the first season going in not knowing what happens.”
Outlander seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video now.