Outlander season 5: Sam Heughan talks filming winding down

Outlander - Sam Heughan, Caitriona BalfeOutlander season 5 isn’t too close to its February 16 premiere date just yet, but they are nearing (and quite quickly we might add) another major milestone! Think in terms of the end of production. We posted recently that we were in the waning weeks of production on this new batch of episodes, and that was confirmed recently in a post on Instagram via Sam Heughan himself.

By all accounts, it seems like around November 15 is when things are going to be said and done for filming, provided that there are no immediate reshoots that have to be done. There will almost certainly still be some work for everyone to do, but not all of it will constitute having to sit around on set while wearing a costume. One thing we can say with confidence is that the production did a good job this time of avoiding the Scottish winter — production began in April, and it will be over before the holiday seasons. (Yet, there is still some cold temperatures all over the region and it’s only going to get colder next week!)

So how long of a break will Sam, Caitriona Balfe, and the rest of the cast have before the start of season 6 filming? It’s hard to designate start-of-filming dates for new seasons when it often isn’t publicly shared … but it’s fair to say it will kick off 2020, to give the most broad answer possible. Given that the season 6 writers’ room has been open for a while, we wouldn’t be shocked if everyone returns at some point in the spring to keep the production window reasonably seamless. In doing only 12 episodes a season as opposed to the previous 13, that does help to make the turnaround a little bit easier.

As for how season 5 could end story-wise, that is a subject that we break down in the video below! After you watch that, be sure to subscribe to CarterMatt on YouTube for some other news and remember to view our Outlander playlist. We have new videos all about the show, the cast and production posted every week so don’t miss out!

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