A teaser trailer for the sixth season of Outlander premiered during the show's New York Comic Con panel on Saturday, October 9, ahead of its arrival in Early 2022.
The teaser was initially only available for attendees in person with those watching the livestream not able to view it. But a teaser was uploaded to Starz’s YouTube channel and Outlander social media accounts during the panel. It’s not clear if it’s the same teaser that was shown to the crowd.
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) October 9, 2021
In the teaser, we see a glimpse of many of Outlander's characters before we see a sign being nailed to a board that reads "Refuse British Goods." Claire then says, "It's starting. The storm, the war… it's almost here." As she speaks, we see glimpses of the British soldiers and some of the tragedy that is set to befall some characters in the upcoming battles and winter season.
Executive producer Maril Davis talked about how the season was shortened by multiple episodes due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Despite that, she still promises a “traumatic” and “packed” eight-episode season for the fans early next year.
“We filmed eight episodes but it feels like 20,” Davis said.
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The panelists–consisting of the book’s author Diana Gabaldon, Davis, and lead actor Sam Heughan in person with actors Caitriona Balfe, John Bell, Lauren Lyle, and César Domboy joining virtually–promised a season that will heavily feature the Christie family. Heughan promises trouble from the Christies and says it will make for some good TV for the fans.
“You’ll love them and hate them,” Heughan said.
The Outlander season five finale aired in May 2020. After delayed production due to COVID-19, Starz announced in June 2021 that Outlander would receive a shortened eight-episode season six in early 2022, according to Deadline.
Due to the shortened season six, Deadline says Starz promised a 16-episode season seven and a 90-minute premiere episode for season six. Davis announced during the panel that season seven will film in 2022.
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Petey Oneto is a freelance writer for IGN.