The cast of Outlander are all keen to get back to work on the Starz series as they view each other as family. Showrunner Maril Davis has revealed the cast and crew even act like family as they have their “ups and downs”. The sixth series will follow material from Diana Gabaldon’s book A Breath of Snow and Ashes as the Frasers heal from Claire’s (played by Caitriona Balfe) attack and prepare for the Revolutionary War.
Teasing what is to come, Maril explained: “I just love this book, because, I think, there is so much for everyone in it.
“Jamie and Claire, their love deepens; Roger and Brianna, they have their own journey, and something fun and new happens with them.
“Caitlin O’Ryan, who plays Lizzie, has a great story, and she is such a phenomenal actress. There are just so many exciting things.”
Maria went on to add of the cast and crew: “All of us are excited to get back to work, because we are truly a family.
“We have our ups and downs. We fight, we bicker, but we laugh, and, I think, we are all excited to see each other’s faces again and get back to work and make this show that we all love.”
Executive producer and showrunner Matthew B Roberts added there’s often a lot of fighting in the writer’s room over what scenes to include in each season.
He detailed: “We fight over what scene we want.
“We’ll say, ‘This one is great. How do we work this one into this episode, or this episode?’
Part of that could involved coming face to face with more time travellers.
Fans of Outlander will remember Claire met Wendigo Donner (Brennan Martin) in the season five finale when she was kidnapped by Lionel Brown’s (Ned Dennehy) men.
He survived Jamie’s attack on the group as he rescued his wife but as fans of the series know Wendigo is part of the Montauk Five – a group of men who travelled back in time to save their Native American ancestors – it’s likely he could return with more time travellers.
Actor Sam even hinted there could be a run in with time travellers as he told fans: “We have scenes, we have characters, we have things in the books we haven’t covered.