Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Starz Renews 'Outlander' for Seasons 3 and 4

Starz has given a two season renewal for Seasons 3 and 4 to its original drama series Outlander, it was announced today. The order will cover the third and fourth novels in Diana Gabaldon's source material - entitled Voyager and Drums of Autumn

Today's renewal means Starz is committed to Outlander being a prominent part of its lineup for the foreseeable future - as it makes plans to increase its scripted portfolio and its presence on the Sunday programming lineup. No set episode orders were announced for the two new seasons. Outlander's first season featured 16 episodes broken up in two 8 episode chunks. Its second season has 13 episodes airing straight through.

"Outlander is like nothing seen before on television," said Chris Albrecht, CEO, Starz. "From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for Outlander than this team, both in front and behind the camera."

Moore developed the series. He serves as executive producer with Anne Kenney, Toni Graphia, Ira Steven Behr, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg and Maril Davis. Gabaldon is a consultant. Sony Pictures Television, Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining and Supply Company, and Left Bank Pictures produce.

Across two seasons, the drama has starred Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Tobias Menzies, Duncan Lacroix, Gary Lewis, Laura Donnelly, Steven Cree, Simon Callow, Nell Hudson, Graham McTavish, Grant O'Rourke, Stephen Walters, Lotte Verbeek, Bill Paterson, Douglas Henshall, Dominique Pinon, Stanley Weber, Andrew Gower, Rosie Day, Clive Russell and Frances de la Tour.