Today, Starz released the first official photo from Outlander season five. The photo has Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) next to each other and in front of a wagon. The first response I had in seeing this photo is, “Oh, thank god they got a better wig!” Jamie no longer has bangs anymore or at least for this photo. If I am not mistaken, he also has some new clothes as well. (And just an FYI: The data attached to this photo says 2020 for season five.)
Along with the photo release, Starz also released a comment from executive producer Matthew B. Roberts and a synopsis for the fifth season.
“In Season 4, Jamie and Claire’s decision to remain in the New World changes the course of their life together. After being struck by the beauty of the North Carolina wilderness – untamed and uncultivated – they choose to call it home: Fraser’s Ridge. However, what is a ‘dream’ for some is a ‘nightmare’ for others. Being at the center of the birth of America is often a bloody and violent and heartbreaking matter. Now, in Season Five, Jamie and Claire’s duty is not only to their loved ones, but to the community of settlers forming part of the ever-increasing Clan Fraser.”
Synopsis: “The Frasers of the Ridge are here! The fifth season of OUTLANDER sees a continuation of the Fraser family’s adventures, 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 – and protecting it proves even more difficult – particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina, during a period of dramatic socio-political upheaval. As Claire knows all too well, friends, neighbors and countrymen are unwittingly marching towards Revolution, with members of the elite ruling classes struggling to stifle the alarming undercurrent of unrest triggered by the Regulator Movement. Against this backdrop, which soon heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie are forced to ask themselves just how far they are willing to go to protect their home, and praying there will be no reason to light the “fiery cross,” an ancient Scottish call to arms.”
Source: TV Tango