Today is World Outlander Day — marking the anniversary of Diana Gabaldon’s first book in the series –and of course with that, what better time is there than to celebrate and enjoy a new video featuring the cast?
If you look below, you can see what feels like a proper celebration via Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Lauren Lyle, Cesar Domboy, Richard Rankin, and Sophie Skelton. All six performers answer some questions from fans about the show and various other odds and ends. In terms of scoop, you of course don’t get too much — yet, Sam and Caitriona do talk a little bit about some of the larger struggles awaiting their characters in the new season, most notably the struggle that comes with being America on the brink of Revolution. Even if they try their best to avoid it, one of the things that we’ve come to see with these characters over time is that major events in history do have a way of finding them. We’re not there yet, but we are clearly building towards something.
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Meanwhile, Domboy and Lyle do tease something very important in terms of Fergus and Marsali’s story coming up in season 5 — you’re going to see the two of them actually spend a lot of time together at Fraser’s Ridge! Jamie and Claire’s new homestead is going to be busier than ever, which is why (minor spoiler alert) they are going to need a larger home. This is a more expansive place than ever before, and family will be a pretty key component to it. After all, children and caring for children will be an integral part of the story.
On a more comedic note, in this video Skelton and Rankin joke about how much Roger sings, and they also comment on which actors from the show would actually best survive in the 18th century. Meanwhile, we also learn that Sam has never changed a diaper. (There are revelations aplenty in here!)
Cheers to Diana Gabaldon
While we know that World Outlander Day has morphed into a celebration of so many different things, it really all begins with the book series and Diana’s work. Without those, there would obviously be no Outlander TV show, and her passion for this story and interactivity with fans is unparalleled. She’s responsible for shepherding this community that has grown by leaps and bounds ever since the start of the series on Starz, and it is now one of the most passionate followings in the entire TV world. We know that she’s getting plenty of love today, but we thought we’d send out an extra round of applause in this piece.
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