With the news of the Outlander season five premiere date today (February 16, 2020), Starz also released a new official photo of Jamie (Sam Heughan), Claire (Caitriona Balfe), and Brianna (Sophie Skelton).
Accompanying the press release for the premiere date is an updated synopsis of season five which covers The Fiery Cross by Diana Gabaldon. This new season will only have twelve episodes which had been previously announced a while ago.
“Season Five of “Outlander” finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection – while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself. Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place – as well as Jamie’s respect – in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee – and those they can’t.