This previous weekend, the solid of Outlander returned to New York Comedian Con to debate the upcoming Outlander Season 6. Sam Heughan confirmed up in particular person, whereas Caitríona Balfe streamed in nearly from the UK. Outlander creator Diana Gabaldon and government producer Maril Davis joined Heughan on stage. And Lauren Lyle, John Bell, and César Domboy all nearly joined as effectively. The at all times partaking solid dropped some tea for season 6, plus some behind-the-scenes tales. So buckle in, right here’s each single factor we realized about Outlander season 6 at Comedian Con.
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Outlander Season 6 is darker
The panel kicked off with the Outlander season 6 trailer. It was 60 seconds of pure pleasure and a touch of trauma. And by trace of trauma I imply it appears to be like extraordinarily intense and traumatic. What occurred to “Jamie and Claire go on a pleasant trip?!” As an alternative, they’re caught on Fraser’s Ridge, which appears to be like very snowy and really darkish, and Claire and Jamie look very involved. As a result of the Revolutionary Conflict is coming, folks. You recognize what doesn’t combine effectively? Wars and Frasers. Ask any of them. Although the trailer does open on Jamie and Claire cutely using of their little horse carriage smiling at one another. Ahhh bliss, peace. Then there’s a shot of Claire crying. I don’t like this. If Claire cries, we cry. She’s been by way of sufficient. We’ve been by way of sufficient. However then once more, that tracks. Hiya, Outlander you’re again.
When requested how the solid would describe season 6 in a single phrase, right here’s what they needed to say:
Diana Gabaldon: “Fabulous.” Gabaldon additionally revealed that this upcoming season is her second favourite after season one — and season one was superb. In order that’s fairly an endorsement.
Maril Davis: “Traumatic” — to which Gabaldon interjected, “That’s why it’s my favourite.” (Okay, so any of us hoping for Jamie and Claire to take a pleasant peaceable seashore trip as they deserve, effectively that’s gone.) Davis is at all times sincere, we are her. She is us. A traumatized Outlander fan. Keep in mind when Gabaldon indicated that Jamie was okay in her latest upcoming guide, however mentioned nothing about Claire? Nicely, that scared Davis and Outlander followers in all places.
Cesar Domboy: “Therapeutic.”
Lauren Lyle: “Intimate.” Okay, Fergus and Marsali have 20 kids, let’s gradual the intimacy down you little randy cats.
John Bell: “Cathartic.”
Sam Heughan: “Prolonged” — Heughan reminded everybody that the Season 6 premiere can be an prolonged episode. Though this season will solely be 8 episodes, season 7 can be 16 episodes.
Caitríona Balfe: “Unraveled” — this worries me. However then once more, Claire ended final season coming proper off a horrible trauma, so Claire unraveling is to be anticipated. However Balfe implied everybody can be unraveling. Cool. Can’t wait. Wine, whisky, or Xanax, which do we’d like? Inform us.
Laborious to think about Outlander getting any darker! However right here we’re.
Jamie and Claire
Balfe and Heughan each revealed that Jamie and Claire can be dealing with the aftermath of Claire’s assault, the incoming conflict, new enemies, and previous ones together with the Brown household, considered one of whom was accountable for Claire’s brutal assault. However fortunately he’s lifeless. Thanks Marsali. Heughan additionally revealed that Jamie and Claire’s daughter, Brianna would possibly begin a hearth. And contemplating she traveled again in time to warn her mother and father that she noticed that they die in a hearth, we’re left questioning is Brianna the hero and the villain?
Fergus and Marsali
This looks as if a really, very darkish season for Fergus and Marsali. Lyle teased that though they’ve been the completely satisfied couple prior to now, “They’ve extra arguments.” Perhaps it’s about baby care, as a result of wow so many kids. Within the trailer, Fergus appears to be like like he forgot his umbrella in a single scene and is admittedly mad about it. Plus, he might need a consuming downside. Domboy indicated he’ll be consuming the whisky as an alternative of promoting it. If the present sticks to the guide storyline, Domboy’s Fergus can be dealing with a miserable, however attention-grabbing storyline – one that ought to give Domboy, Balfe, Heughan, and Lyle many scenes collectively. One thing that was severely missing in season 5 with Fergus.
Roger and Brianna
Sadly, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin have been unable to take part within the panel on account of different tasks, however the solid did drop just a few issues about their characters. From the trailer, we see the couple appears to be like completely satisfied. Ha, that gained’t final. Roger has a giant beard. Like big. Santa Claus degree. When requested if there can be extra kids for them, Davis rapidly nipped that spoiler within the bud and mentioned, “Perhaps.”
Skelton did tease one factor to us final 12 months. Within the season 5 finale script, Brianna was pregnant, however they reduce that scene. Watch what Skelton needed to say right here. (Wait a minute. Why does Roger have a child on this photograph? Did Maril “Spoiler Police” Davis drop a spoiler?!)
John Bell mentioned he was trying ahead to Season 6 being a “cathartic” 12 months for his character. Final 12 months, Younger Ian was fairly down within the dumps. One thing occurred when he was with the Mohawk, a lot in order that he needed his Aunty Claire to drop him off again in time. That’s not how time journey works! Jeez. Ian. However we love Younger Ian due to how he helped save his aunt final 12 months. He’s very useful with an ax. However you by no means wish to mess along with his aunt. In any other case, you’ll be axed. Like fired… ceaselessly.
This season there have been two child bumps. One was Marsali, who’s at all times pregnant. All the time. And seems like she can be once more in Season 6. The opposite was Caitríona Balfe. One fan requested Balfe and Maril Davis how they managed to cover the bump in scenes. As a result of Claire is round 60ish (she’s just like the Paul Rudd of the Ridge, she doesn’t actually age). However whereas Claire is magical, I don’t assume pregnant at 60 is a part of these powers. Balfe mentioned they undoubtedly needed to shoot from totally different angles and conceal her child bump, however many of the crew is male and he or she laughed that they might have thought it was hidden, however in post-production, it won’t have been in spite of everything! Davis added that as a result of folks now can be in search of it, it could be simpler to identify, however that “Balfe appeared unimaginable the entire time.” Heughan added, “It’s unimaginable, I might say. Simply to be taking pictures by way of winter, throughout COVID, and likewise being pregnant. I believe Caitríona did an unimaginable, unimaginable job.”
Balfe’s been on maternity go away, in reality, the day of the Comedian Con panel was her first day again at work. She began with doing a panel about her movie Belfast, for which she and the movie are getting lots of Oscar buzz, deservedly so.
The cosplay Outlander recreation at Comedian Con was spectacular. There have been lots of Claires and kilts. “I can see Clairely now at Comedian Con.” You recognize you’re singing that. Don’t lie. “I see Claire folks.” No, I really did. See for your self.
Regardless that half the solid was digital, there have been nonetheless some enjoyable basic Outlander solid moments. Lauren Lyle wins for finest zoom efficiency at a half digital panel. She did an impersonation of Heughan that ought to win some kind of award. Heughan replied deadpan, “Can’t wait to see you guys.”
Balfe additionally delivered her traditional dose of humor, when requested what was the toughest factor she’s needed to be taught on this position. She replied, “The one-handed surgeon sew. As a result of it’s the toughest factor a surgeon has to do.” Then she waited a second and mentioned, “It was a joke. I informed a joke.” Balfe’s supply of this line was fairly epic. Lyle then defined that these of them streaming in couldn’t hear the viewers’s response. All they heard was silence. Insert unhappy Affleck listening to the Sound of Silence right here.
When requested who does push-ups earlier than shirtless scenes (ahem, love scenes), Heughan mentioned, “Cait does pump just a few out.” Balfe replied, “I do it on a regular basis, there I’m in my trailer doing so many. Sam by no means does. Ever. Ever.” (That was a joke, she informed a joke). Apparently, Heughan is thought for exercising earlier than um, “exercising.” Heughan did as soon as promise Skelton and Balfe that he would do sit-ups in a corset.
Wouldn’t be the primary time darling.x https://t.co/YSp6ALnMbM
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) Might 16, 2020
Is that my aunt or my spouse? The Jamie Fraser story
Throughout the fan Q&A, a lady who was in costume stepped as much as the mic. Heughan exclaimed, “Claire!” To which the lady responded, “I’m Aunt Jocasta.” And Balfe appeared mildly horrified. In Heughan’s protection, it’s frequent to mistake your 1700s spouse to your 1700s aunt. Additionally, there was plexiglass at this occasion and it’s exhausting to see by way of…? (I’m actually attempting to assist him out, however truthfully, I noticed her, she was clearly, Aunt Jocasta).
And the way did Outlander followers react to lastly seeing the solid after such an extended break? The Season 5 finale was Might 2020, that’s like 500 one thing days in the past. I’m not doing the mathematics. If pleasure might seem in human type, then it was Outlander followers at this panel and on-line. Which tales are the followers most trying ahead to? Jamie and Claire as at all times, but in addition the addition of a brand new household, who appear to be this season’s villains, the Christies, performed by Jessica Reynolds, Alexander Vlahos, and Mark Lewis Jones. They’re rumored to wreak havoc on Claire, Jamie, and Fraser’s Ridge. The opposite story followers can’t look forward to is Fergus and Marsali’s storyline this season. Followers have been craving extra display time for César Domboy’s Fergus. In Season 5, he solely had a handful of scenes and didn’t communicate a lot. This season appears to be like to be rectifying that and followers can’t wait.
Droughtlander is sort of over
The trailer confirmed that Outlander returns in early 2022. And somebody whose title rhymes with Ham Sheughan could have by chance on goal dropped on Twitter just a few months in the past that it will be in February. Heughan is a pleasant spoiler dropper. Davis is the other, and it’s very amusing to look at her react to each reply that could be a spoiler on this panel.
Questioning what to do in the previous couple of months of Droughtlander? First, re-watch the whole sequence, seasons 1 by way of 5. And right here’s a useful information we put along with our favourite episodes. Learn Gabaldon’s books, it’s like getting additional Jamie and Claire content material, as a result of these books are epically lengthy and sadly each second can’t be included within the present. Plus, you may order Gabaldon’s upcoming ninth guide within the Outlander sequence, Go Inform the Bees I’m Gone, which comes out on November 23, 2021.
Leisure Weekly put out this superb particular collector’s version Outlander subject and it’s acquired footage from each single season, plus unique interviews with Balfe, Heughan, Skelton, and Rankin. It’s like an Outlander yearbook.
Leisure Weekly The Final Information to Outlander
You may also head to social media. Balfe and Heughan have returned to Twitter to renew their regular banter, in order that’s at all times value watching.
You want you had his expertise..!!!! Haha
— Caitríona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) October 11, 2021
Season 6 can be right here earlier than it. The writers are already engaged on Season 7, and filming will resume subsequent 12 months for that. Jamie and Claire are backenach! We’ll go away you with this completely satisfied household photograph from Season 6. You possibly can take a look at it as you look forward to the brand new season. Brianna is all of us.
The poster that was handed out and unveiled at Comedian Con mentioned, “Come What Might,” with Jamie and Claire strolling under holding palms. Ominous. (Not Jamie and Claire, however that saying can’t be good). Then Maril Davis tweeted the trailer out with the caption, “The storm is coming.” I hope she means a snowstorm. Jamie and Claire can simply placed on a parka they usually’ll be effective. Every part can be effective. Narrator: However the whole lot would not be effective.
Earlier than you go, take a look at the all-time finest ‘Outlander’ episodes you must watch.