How many seasons of Outlander are there?

Outlander Season 4 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks/STARZ
Outlander Season 4 -- Courtesy of Aimee Spinks/STARZ /

Outlander is an award-winning series from Starz that has been a massive hit with Netflix subscribers. It’s understandable why fans would want to know how many exceptional seasons of the time-traveling romantic drama have been developed.

The Starz original is based on the Diana Gabaldon novels and adapted for television by For All Mankind’s Roger D. Moore first premiered on Aug. 9, 2014. Since then, Outlander’s enthralling story revolving around the torrid love affair of Caitriona Balfe’s Claire Randall, a married World War II Nurse in Scotland who is transported back to 1743, and Sam Heughan’s Highland warrior character Jamie Fraser has become some serious must-see TV.

The enticing ordeal has received nominations from the Emmys and Golden Globes in various categories over the years. When it comes to victories, Outlander has some Satellite Awards, Saturn Awards, Critics Choice Awards, Peoples Choice Awards, and BAFTA Scotland Awards on its mantle, solidifying its legacy as a worthwhile experience from start to finish.

Overall each set of entries has always showcased strong ratings, and every iteration has a very impressive Rotten Tomatoes score. The critically acclaimed period piece has been revered by all, and it’s no wonder everyone that loves the show so much wants to get a better grasp on how many episodes of the series has to offer its rather large fan base.

How many seasons of Outlander are there in total?

Outlander has released five seasons so far, but there are technically seven in total. The first set of 16 episodes is based on Gabaldon’s book Outlander or Cross Stitch as it’s called in the U.K., and the second installment consisting of 13 episodes is based on the novel Dragonfly in Amber that first aired in April 2016.

The 13-episode third and fourth seasons were based on Voyager and Drums of Autumn. Season 3 of Outlander aired in September 2017 and the fourth released in November 2018.

After that, the series was renewed for two more seasons, with the fifth, consisting of 12 episodes. It is based on the book The Fiery Cross coming out in February 2020. The sixth season, which will be based on A Breath of Snow and Ashes consisting of 12 entries, is set to premiere sometime in 2022.

Then on March 14, 2021, Outlander was renewed, long before its sixth run premieres, for a seventh season consisting of an additional twelve episodes taking their inspiration from An Echo in Bone. It’s anyone’s guess when that set of installments will show up.

Right now, there are four seasons of Outlander available on Netflix. Season 5 should arrive on the streaming service in May 2022.

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