Today at the New York Comic Con, Starz surprised Outlander fans with an unannounced, first-look screening of the premiere episode of Outlander Season 4, which was introduced by surprise guest Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander book series. Gabaldon’s panel attendance was not previously announced, which created an epic surprise for fans who also got to see her on the panel with cast and creators following the premiere screening.
The Outlander panelists included Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield).
Starz also released sneak peek video footage of the Outlander Season 4 opening title credits, which showcases an updated rendition of the beloved series theme song and new footage from the forthcoming season, set in Colonial America.
Premiering on Sunday, November 4, the fourth season of Outlander will include 13 episodes based upon Drums of Autumn, the fourth of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books. The upcoming season continues the romantic adventures of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).
Back in May, Starz and Sony Pictures Television announced that Outlander had been picked up for the fifth and sixth seasons as well. Seasons five and six will each play out over 12 episodes respectively and will be based on material from the fifth book in the Outlander series, entitled The Fiery Cross, as well as the sixth book in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.