Outlander and Game of Thrones might be crossing paths in the near future, though not like many fans might expect. Game of Thrones is currently wrapping up its final season of production and will begin work on a prequel series in the near future. We don’t know much about the prequel, but it sounds like it will be filming in the exact same location as Outlander.
The final season of Game of Thrones is not expected to premiere until early 2019. With the series almost over, HBO has green-lit a prequel for the hit fantasy drama. The prequel is expected to take place thousands of years before the events in the current show, long before Cersei Lannister (Lena Headey), Jon Snow (Kit Harington), and Daenerys Targaryen (Emilia Clarke) were alive.
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Production for the Game of Thrones prequel is currently in development. Although Belfast was one of the primary shooting locations for the original show, producers are thinking about moving production to Scotland’s Isle of Skye — the same place Outlander routinely films.
According to Express, Outlander filmed the first four seasons in Scotland, leading to some speculation that the two worlds might intersect in some fashion. With the shows being set in different worlds and different time periods, a crossover is unlikely. But it’s still fun to think about the possibilities.
The cast and crew of Outlander just wrapped up filming for Season 4, which is scheduled to premiere this November. Fans, of course, are already looking ahead to Season 5 and what might be in store for Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe). Producers have not said much about the upcoming season, but they have released a few updates about what’s ahead.
Outlander season 5: What we know so far about the future https://t.co/4tEd542s83
Thank You Carter Matt/Matt Carter for this update on OUTLANDER…
— Scotch Pearls (@outlanderfrvr1) August 13, 2018
For starters, pre-production has already begun for Season 5. Members of the Outlander writing team are currently brushing up on Diana Gabaldon’s book, The Fiery Cross, as they prepare to write the script for Season 5.
Aside from that, however, production is still a few months away from officially starting. Filming is not expected to begin until February at the earliest as the cast and crew take a much-needed break after Season 4. Unfortunately, this puts the premiere date for Season 5 somewhere in late 2019.
Unlike previous runs, Season 5 of Outlander will only feature 12 episodes, making it the shortest season yet. The season will also be set in America as Jamie and Claire continued to set up new lives in the colonies.