Outlander season five is nearly filmed and ready to air, here's what Caitriona Balfe knows so far...
Though it feels like this round of Droughtlander has stretched on for two centuries, it's only been a few months since we last saw Claire (Caitriona Balfe), Jamie (Sa, Heughan), Brianna (Sophie Skelton), and Roger (Richard Rankin) on our screens. Production on Season 5 of Outlander is currently underway in Scotland, and until now - we only had Diana Gabaldon's books to give us an indication of what's coming next for the Frasers.
In a recent Facebook video with the stars of Outlander, Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan revealed some of their favourite moments of filming the fifth series and the former Irish Tatler cover star let slip a few crucial details about season 5.
When asked about which scene struck a chord with the actors, Heughan said:
Well, my favourite scene to film this season, I can’t tell you because It’s such a spoiler, but, someone comes back. Shall I give you that? Someone comes back.
As well as an old face returning, the pair also let us on in a little secret about a new, furry, character to join the cast: Adso the cat. “We found that Adso doesn’t want to be in a scene, Adso just wants to lie by the fire. Which, is kind of pretty much what we want to do,” said Heughan.
Balfe agreed, saying: “He’s my spirit animal, I think.”
A new pet aside, Caitriona Balfe also recently hinted at whether Brianna Fraser will be able to return to the future.
If you cast your mind back to the season four finale, you’ll remember that Brianna gave birth to Jemmy without her parents present, after she time-travelled to the past to warn Claire and Jamie Fraser about their fate. At this point, though, no-one knows whether baby Jemmy has the ability to return to the 20th century.
Speaking to Entertainment Tonight at the 2019 Toronto International Film Festival, Balfe addressed the family’s status in season 5, and hinted that they could be staying in the past because they’re “settled.” Interesting…
“The season is really, really good,” she began.
Last season was really setting up the fact that the Frasers were in Fraser’s Ridge and that they were starting to settle. This year is really about this family coming to terms with a lot of consequences of things that happened last season,” she continued. “But there’s a settled nature to it and I think it’s a really strong, strong season.
Balfe added that Outlander fans are going to be “really happy” with the next outing, which has us keeping every finger, toe and limb crossed that the family have a happy ending after overcoming their fair share of adversity in the last season.
Outlander Season 5 will premiere Sunday, February 16, 2020 - just 157 days to go!
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