‘Outlander’ becomes “darker” in its season 6 (at least for one of its characters)

New episodes of the series starring Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will premiere in the first months of 2022.

Although we are still in the period of ‘Droughtlander’ -sympathetic term with which Outlander fans refer to the waits between seasons and which this time has been longer due to the Covid-19 crisis-, the sixth installment of the fantasy and romantic fiction starring Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe premieres early next year and, little by little, we are getting to know new details of what we will see in this new stage of the television adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s literary saga. The most recent come from the hand of Lauren Lyle, the person in charge of interpreting Marsali in fiction.

As revealed by the young Scottish interpreter in statements to Radio Times, things are going to get “really deep and dark” in season 6 of OutlanderAs far as his character, Marsali Fraser, and his partner Fergus (César Domboy), Jamie and Claire’s adopted son, at least. How you remember, In the season 5 finale we saw Marsali execute his revenge against the man who had raped Claire, Lionel Brown. (Ned Dennehy), who he injected with hemlock to end his life.

Marsali and Fergus have always been this fun and romantic couple. Young, cool, the ones that make people laugh and are really in love with each other and have all these kids. This time it has gotten really deep and dark … They are in their greatest test

Lyle has spoken about the dark stage of Marsali and Fergus while promoting the new series he stars in for the BBC, Vigil, although he has had time to delve a little more about the future of his character in the new season of Outlander. According to the actress, Actions from the past will take center stage in the next episode and especially will make a dent in what has so far been the seemingly perfect relationship.

“It is the most agitated moment in which we have seen them and their relationship,” says the interpreter. “This season is the first time that we see Marsali having to step up and somehow she is the one bearing the weight of the family while dealing with her own needs.”

However, although the new installment of Outlander will pay close attention to this new dynamic between characters, the undisputed protagonists of the story are and will continue to be Claire and Jamie, who will be starring in their own complications. They will be accompanied by Bree (Sophie Skelton), Roger (Richard Rankin) and Ian Fraser Murray (John Bell), while several new names that join the cast in this new stage stand out: Mark Lewis-Jones as Tom, Alexander Vlahos as Allan and Jessica Reynolds as Malva Christie.

‘Outlander’: The keys to a season 6 marked by the attack on Claire and family tensions

At the moment there is no exact date for the premiere, but a few months ago Starz confirmed that season 6 of Outlander It will premiere in early 2022 with a 90-minute episode. Of course, the new installment will be shorter than usual, since it will be composed only 8 chapters. Regarding the plots, the season is an adaptation of the book Wind and ash, a volume of the Galbaldon saga set in the year 1772, in the middle of the revolution. In this context, The Frasers try to prosper on their North Carolina farm, but the political situation is not easy. In addition, the arrival of a new family with whom they will star in significant tensions will notably mark the new episodes.

In another vein, Starz has already confirmed the renewal for a seventh season of the series.