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Caitriona Balfe: Outlander Season 6 will be very destabilizing for Claire!

Things are about to get buck wild on Fraser’s Ridge, as Outlander star Caitriona Balfe teased and Claire isn’t in a good position.

Outlander star Caitriona Balfe exclusively talked with EW and teased what’s ahead for Claire in the historical-fantasy drama Outlander ‘s upcoming season 6.


Outlander Season 6 has plenty of emotional twists in store, as Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) will adjust to life alongside the Christies.

“Outlander does baddies and villains quite well. [The Christies] aren’t your typical villains, which is great and refreshing.”

Caitriona Balfe on Outlander Season 6

The actress went on to praise her new costars, particularly Northern Irish actress Jessica Reynolds, who plays Malva Christie, daughter of Jamie’s old nemesis Tom Christie (Mark Lewis Jones).

“Claire and Malva build a great relationship and bond. It’s very destabilizing for Claire. It’s a really heartbreaking, but a really twisted narrative that they all get embroiled in.”

Caitriona Balfe on Claire’s relationship with the Christies
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(L to R) Jessica Reynolds as Malva Christie – Mark Lewis Jones as Tom Christie – Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie – Credit: STARZ

What is Outlander Season 6 about?

Season 6 of STARZ historical-fantasy drama, Outlander will be based on Book 6 from Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling book series “A Breath of Snow and Ashes”. According to what executive producers Matthew Roberts e Maril Davis told at Virtual PaleyFest 2020, with the Frasers coming together more than ever in love and trauma, we’re getting closer and closer to the much-feared American Revolution, which will see its first bars in Season 6, and in all this, the Frasers and the Mackenzies keep getting involved in the situations and taking risks to help people of the Ridge, by generating a thousand different dynamics.

“There will be joy, but you know, as Diana can tell you, there will be dramas, there will be sufferings, there will be tears and so on and so forth”.

His fellow producer Davis also adds that the best thing of book 6 is that “there’s much material for all of them”. 

Love between Jamie and Claire becomes even deeper and more solidRoger and Brianna continue in their journey, which will see something fun and new coming, according to Davis, and even Lizzie will be leading a series of very interesting dynamics.

Moreover, Season 6 is marked by the arrival of new faces at Fraser’s Ridge, who the readers were waiting for a long time to see, and will shock the harmony at the Ridge: The Christie Family, respectively played by Mark Lewis Jones (Tom Christie), Jessica Reynolds (Malva Christie) and Alexander Vlahos (Allan Christie)!

“So many new faces, so many new families…” teases Sophie Skelton. 

“A lot of new characters, lots of new relationships, lots of new potential drama, which is what Outlander does so well!” adds Richard Rankin. “Everyone’s starting to find their own feet, but some are still struggling…” continues Caitriona Balfe, who will be echoed by Sam Heughan, by explaining how the outline theme of the season will definitely be the presence of more chaos at Fraser’s Ridge.

How many episodes is Outlander Season 6 made of?

As executive producer Matthew Roberts told EW a few months ago, due to COVID-19 restrictions and the pandemic in general, Outlander Season 6 will have 8 episodes only. However, the episodes will be longer than usual, including a 90-minute-long premiere. In a recent interview, Sam Heughan described the upcoming new season of Outlander as “short but mighty”

When is Outlander Season 6 coming out?

STARZ historical-fantasy drama Outlander Season 6 is set to premiere in early 2022. Sam Heughan also unofficially teased in a reply to a fan’s tweet that the premiere will take place in February 2022.

Moreover, the Outlander cast, producers and probably also Diana Gabaldon already confirmed they’re going to head back to the stage of New York Comic Con next October 9 to present the new season!

Keep following us for more news on Outlander Season 6 and its cast!


Source: EW

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