Filming for Season 4 of Outlander is officially a wrap and we only have a few months to wait until the premiere on Starz. The series left off with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) arriving in the New World after being shipwrecked off the coast. With their daughter living 200 years in the future and a new country to explore, what lies ahead for Jamie and Claire in Season 4?
The upcoming season of Outlander is based on the 4th book in Diana Gabaldon’s series, titled Drums of Autumn. One of the more pivotal points in the book happens when Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), travels back in time to meet up with her parents.
Producers have already confirmed that the reunion will happen this season and we’ve already seen Skelton rocking period clothing. The moment when Jamie meets Brianna is going to be a big one next season, but it isn’t the only thing to look forward to.
According to Culturess, Season 4 will feature a host of new characters, including Lizzie Wemyss (Cait O’Ryan). In the books, Lizzie works as a handmaiden for Brianna, who travels back in time through the Craig na Dun stones.
The two travel together across the ocean and eventually wind up in South Carolina, where Brianna makes her way to Jamie and Claire. We don’t know if Wemyss will play the same role in the series as she did in the books, but it’s good to know that producers didn’t leave her out entirely.
As far as Jamie and Claire are concerned, the time travelling couple will be busy setting up new lives in the American Colonies. Although they will eventually establish a base of operations – which they call Fraser’s Ridge – they will face quite a few tough challenges along the way.
This includes dealing with complex issues like slavery while navigating a country on the brink of revolution. That’s not to mention interacting with Native Americans, who will also play an important role in the upcoming season.
While we wait for more spoilers to leak, Heughan and Balfe just released an adorable video confirming that filming for Season 4 is officially a wrap. The clip features both actors in their Outlander garb and Balfe joking about having whiskey in her coffee.
Starz has not announced an official premiere date for the new season of Outlander, but the series is scheduled to return sometime in November.