There are a few surprises that do tend to happen around Outlander, but one of the biggest ones is that the Starz series did not have a UK TV home for the first two years. While episodes were available via Amazon, that’s not quite the same as being able to sit down and watch the show live.
Luckily, that is now changing — at least to an extent. According to a report coming in right now via the Radio Times, the UK station More4 is going to be broadcasting episodes of the drama. There is no firm schedule as to when episodes will start airing there, other than that the first season will premiere later this month. This shouldn’t be seen as as the first-run home for the series, though, as this deal does not look as though it going to replace anything that is going to happen with Amazon. It will still be the first place to go for new episodes in the UK, and that release window is not changing.
Nonetheless, Outlander getting another venue for episodes is hardly a bad thing as it looks to expand its audience, which in turn could help it stay on the air for many more seasons. The fact that it took this long is beyond shocking for many reasons, with the biggest one being that the show filmed the majority of this season in Scotland and consistently keeps a UK home base for production. You would almost assume that this was the hub of its broadcasting, even though this is not actually the case. Hopefully, these repeats will see an increased number of views either on Amazon or further repeats down the line, and this will funnel more money over to the studio.
As you probably know if you’re been reading us on a regular basis, Outlander season 3 is nearing the end of its production, and it will be premiering both in North America and in the UK in September. we anticipate that a trailer will be out over the coming months with more as to what to expect.
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