Outlander picked up for two more seasons by Starz
Get ready for a lot more action from the Scottish Highlands.
Starz announced on Wednesday that it has ordered two more seasons of Outlander, the series adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling books and executive produced by Ronald D. Moore.
The third season will kick off in April 2017. The current season wraps in July.
The third season will be based on Voyager, the third of the eight books from Gabaldon’s Outlander book series. The fourth will be adapted from Drums of Autumn.
Outlander is like nothing seen before on television,” said Starz CEO Chris Albrecht in statement. “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.”
Outlander‘s second season premiere episode more than doubled viewing versus the first season premiere episode. It also set a new Starz record for an original series/season premiere. Through seven episodes in season 2, the series has also been a top-two rated show across all of cable among women over 18.
For more on Outlander‘s current season, tune into EW Radio’s Outlander Live! The recap show airs Mondays at 2 p.m. ET on Sirius XM 105.