We knew one of the great things about Outlander stars Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin being at the BAFTA Scotland Awards was that it was going to bring us a good bit of coverage. Ultimately, it did not disappoint! We’ve gotten a chance to share plenty of fun videos from the red carpet, and today, we come bearing some new quotes via Sam Heughan.
Speaking via The Scottish Sun from the red carpet, Sam spoke a little bit about the long-term future of the Starz drama — though not in a way that commits to anything beyond season 6:
“We will see how long Outlander goes for. We’re on season five and we’re definitely doing season six … But Bloodshot was great to just do something completely different.”
Bloodshot is Sam’s new movie, premiering in February that also stars Vin Diesel. He actually had a pretty-funny quote on the subject of appearing alongside him: “Vin Diesel is an amazing man and to beat him up was a great honour.”
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In getting back to Sam’s quote about the future of the series, we don’t really read too much into it one way or another. Sam can’t comment on a season 7 when he doesn’t know anything — we do think that there are probably some behind-the-scenes conversations happening already, mostly because the writers are already working on season 6 and they will probably need to learn if they should wrap up the story. We feel like there’s a reasonably good chance at a season 7 but, beyond that, things get a little more dicey and unpredictable. It’s hard for any premium cable drama to last more than seven years, though we have seen it with Game of Thrones, Shameless, Dexter, and others.
By this time next year, we feel like we’ll learn more about the long-term future of the series.
How long do you think a show like Outlander is going to last for?
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