Starz renews Outlander for two more seasons

Outlander Season 2Starz has officially ordered Book Three and Book Four of the critically-acclaimed drama, Outlander, based on the book series by Diana Gabaldon.

Book Three will be based on the third novel in the Gabaldon series and Book Four will be based on the fourth book.

Chris Albrecht, Starz CEO, had this to say about the show:

Outlander is like nothing seen before on television. From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans. On this 25th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the U.S., we are thrilled and honored to be able to continue the story that began with author Diana Gabaldon, and is brought to life by the incredibly talented Ronald D. Moore. There are no better storytellers for Outlander than this team, both in front and behind the camera.”

Jamie Erlicht and Zack Van Amburg, Presidents, U.S. Programming and Production, Sony Pictures, Television said:

“The world of Jamie and Claire is expansive and emotionally complex. The audience has rewarded Outlander with their praise and loyalty, and we know we will deliver the best seasons yet in the years ahead. Starz has been an incredible partner and has truly helped shape this into one of the most iconic premiere series on the air today.”

Outlander was recently nominated for 3 Golden Globes – for Best Drama Series, Best Lead Actress, and Best Supporting Actor. At the Critics’ Choice Awards, it was named “Most Bingeworthy Show of 2016” as well as Favorite Cable Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Show, and star Catriona Balfe was Favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy TV Actress.

The second season of Outlander currently airs every Saturday on Starz.