The news was announced Monday by foreign author Diana Gabaldon at a launch event for telling the bees I’m gone, the ninth book in the series. The show’s upcoming sixth season is based on the sixth book, A breath of snow and ashes.
According to Starz, the show’s sixth season will see “a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s struggle to protect those they love as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, especially in North Carolina’s wild backwoods—and perhaps most importantly—during a period of dramatic political turmoil. Nevertheless, the Frasers strive to keep the peace and thrive in an unknowingly headed society for the revolution, as Claire knows all too well. Against this backdrop, which heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a house together on Fraser’s Ridge.”
Claire and Jamie “must now defend this house – located on land allotted to them by the Crown – not only against outside forces but also against the increasing strife and conflict in the community under their care. For the Frasers and their immediate family is “home” is more than just a place they live in; it’s where they lay the foundation for the rest of their lives. So if season 4 were to ask “What is home?” and Season 5 asked, “What are you willing to do to protect your home?” then season 6 explores what happens when there is disharmony and division among the inhabitants of the house you have created – when you become an outsider or a ‘foreigner,’ so to speak, marginalized and rejected in your own home.
And lest you think Claire and Jamie’s adventures are nearing their end, the foreigner has already been renewed for a seventh season.
Enjoy this new recording of the foreigner cast below, then leave a comment with your hopes for season 6.