It’s only been two months since the end of Outlander season 4. However, when we last saw Claire, Jamie, and co. there was no sign of filming, or any preparation, for season 5. And with more than 16 months having passed since season 4 filming started, fans were justifiably getting a wee bit impatient. Now, with talk of season 5 filming about to start, the wait could be over.
Filming of Outlander season 5 has started, or will do any day now. Reports vary. Some would have us believe that filming started in Glasgow earlier this month. Meanwhile, others are telling us that studio filming has just begun, while other talk of pre-production. Either way, the general opinion is that the Outlander team are currently back at work on the next chapter of our favourite story.
Outlander star, Caitriona Balfe was first to raise fans’ attention about season 5. On Februaury 12, at the TCAs in California, she announced that “We start shooting season 5 next week in Glasgow”. There hasn’t been any sightings, so our suspicion is that they are doing studio filming, or are in pre-production. Considering the storms blowing over the UK over the last few weeks, that would have been a wise choice.
#TCA19 @Starz @CaitrionaBalfe #Outlander Q&A after panel… We start shooting season 5 next week in Glasgow. S5 will deal w/ family loyalties and politics. I am learning a lot about American history. Also Claire (now 54) exploring life as an older woman and being a grandmother.
— TV Tango (@TVTango) February 12, 2019
More recently, the Outlander star released a video of her return to the studio in Cumbernauld. Also featuring set designer John Gary Steele, this has inspired conversation about when location filming will begin.
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And so it begins……. Season 5 (yep that’s 1, 2, 3, 4..FIVE 🙀 ) prep time !!!! Excuse the shrill shouting but I was very very excited to catch @jongarysteele on the incredible new set he and his team of genius artisans have built !!! Get READY!! @outlander_starz #Outlander #outlanderseason5
To date, reliable opinion (including the tweet below) is that we should expect to see Caitriona, Sam and friends very soon. Predictions and chatter point to filming being lined up to take place in early April, at Cumberland and Callander.
Several days filming early April some at Cumberland and some at Callander with 3 shoots being at night that’s all I know just now will keep you informed 👍
— kevin (@d16nag) March 19, 2019
It looks like we could have as little as a week to 10 days to get ready for filming. So, if you’re planning on being there to watch, we suggest you start making preparations as soon as possible. It’s all about to get very real. 🙂 🙂 🙂