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Posted Tuesday 5/22/18 at 5:47PM EDT
Outlander adds five new cast members, including Lord of the Rings alum Billy Boyd
Boyd, who played Pippen on The Lord of the Rings series, will portray Gerald Forbes, a wealthy lawyer in Cross Creek on Season 4 of the Starz series.
Posted Wednesday 5/09/18 at 5:28PM EDT
Starz renews Outlander for Seasons 5 and 6
The two-season pickup is reminiscent of Starz's super-sized Seasons 3 and 4 joint pickup. The cable network also released images from the upcoming Season 4.
Posted Monday 4/23/18 at 5:51AM EDT
Outlander fans cheered on Caitriona Balfe as she ran her first marathon
Meanwhile, her co-star Sam Heughan watched the London Marathon on his iPad with his cat.
Posted Tuesday 3/27/18 at 2:09PM EDT
Outlander will be extra sensitive about depicting sexual assault In wake of the #MeToo era
The Starz historical time travel drama has always handled depictions of sexual assault responsively and sensitively. But in wake of the #MeToo movement, producers are being extra careful in depictions of sexual assault in Season 4. "We're sensitive to what's going on in this time right now, but we're also filming something that's a historical piece," says executive producer Maril Davis. "So we're trying to do that with both hats on." Speaking specifically of a Season 4 rape scene, which will be the first filmed amid the #MeToo and Time's Up movements, showrunner Ronald D. Moore tells The Hollywood Reporter: "We've always been guided by that principle. We have a history of it with the show itself (so the question becomes) how much of this material is in the show, when do we do it, when do we decide not to do it and why are we making that choice. You have to approach it on a case-by-case basis and this is obviously a big story point so it wasn't really an option not to do it. It's more a question of how you're going to do it and what it meant to that story in how you presented it."
Posted Wednesday 3/21/18 at 11:27PM EDT
Outlander's famous sex scenes might be "less energetic" in Season 4
“They’re slightly older,” says Sam Heughan, “so maybe it’s less energetic, who knows? But they are madly in love with each other. They’re older now, and it’s the first time we actually get to see them as this couple that actually can be together and not be in some sort of dire drama."
Posted Monday 3/19/18 at 12:37PM EDT
Outlander's Ronald D. Moore: "I have no doubt we are doing a Season 5"
At a For Your Consideration Emmy panel on Sunday night, the Outlander executive producer says a Starz official announcement should happen after the “usual negotiations and conversations." He adds: "We are certainly going to do it."
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 6:58PM EST
Starz boss says Outlander should be back for Seasons 5 and 6
“I wouldn’t worry,” Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said when asked at TV press tour about the drama’s future. He added: “There are ten books and the show’s going amazingly. I think our biggest problem will be making sure that we don’t kill Caitriona (Balfe) and Sam (Heughan) along the way, they are working so hard, especially Caitriona, she’s amazing.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
Outlander’s Caitriona Balfe is engaged
The actress showed off her engagement ring from boyfriend of two years Tony McGill on the Golden Globes red carpet.
Posted Friday 12/15/17 at 1:14PM EST
Apple is making a space drama with Battlestar Galactica’s Ronald D. Moore
Apple has given a straight-to-series order on an untitled series that “explores what would have happened if the global space race had never ended.” Moore, who successfully created the Battlestar Galactica reboot of the 2000s, will go back to his space roots after working on Starz’s Outlander. Moore’s space drama experience also includes Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation and Star Trek: Voyager. This is the third scripted series Apple has ordered, following the Jennifer Aniston-Reese Witherspoon morning show series and the Amazing Stories reboot.
Posted Monday 12/11/17 at 9:04AM EST
Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan talk about filming their Outlander season finale underwater scenes
“We had this really cool water tank at the back of the Cape Town Studios in South Africa,” says Balfe. “Sam and I had done some underwater scuba training so we could stay underwater, and they would just come and feed us oxygen every 30, 40 seconds.”
Posted Thursday 11/30/17 at 1:38PM EST
Outlander’s season finale will help launch JK Simmons’ Counterpart
Simmons’ spy show will be previewed on Starz on Dec. 10, following Outlander's Season 3 finale. Counterpart was originally scheduled to premiere on Jan. 21.
Posted Monday 11/27/17 at 4:53PM EST
Outlander may get an early Season 5 renewal
“In order to keep this show year by year and not have a Droughtlander, we had better start hustling on season 5 right now,” Sony TV’s Chris Parnell — who’s not SNL alum Chris Parnell — tells EW Radio. “I can tell you there are early talks on us doing that, to absolutely not have an extended Droughtlander like we’ve had before. That’s the goal.”
Posted Wednesday 11/15/17 at 1:33PM EST
Brazilian Outlander fans were exposed to X-rated subtitles
Both Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan reacted to the mishap on Twitter.
Posted Saturday 11/11/17 at 3:34AM EST
Some Outlander fan sites are changing their names in reaction to Sony’s piracy crackdown
Sony insists it’s not trying to crack down on fan sites, just pirated merchandise. But those fan sites want author Diana Gabaldon to intervene on their behalf.
Posted Wednesday 11/08/17 at 12:00AM EST
Outlander stars were considered too attractive to age them up for the drama's time jump
Makeup artists tried to age up Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, but they couldn’t make it work. “We have two actors who happen to be incredibly beautiful people,” says executive producer Maril Davis. “It is hard to make them look bad, damn them.”