Outlander boss jokes drama will run until 2080 – with leads Claire and Jamie NEVER retiring

Outlander boss jokes drama will run until 2080 – with leads Claire and Jamie NEVER retiring

OUTLANDER’S boss has joked the drama will run until 2080 – and leads Claire and Jamie will NEVER retire.

The Starz series has been a huge hit with fans and if executive producer Maril Davis has her way, they could be watching it until they’re old and grey.

Outlander’s boss has joked the drama will run until 2080 – and leads Claire and Jamie will NEVER retire
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Speaking at the Television Critics’ Association press tour panel, Maril joked lead actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan would be on the show “until they’re 100.”

She added: “We’ll keep going as long as there’s interest.”

Maril revealed there was plenty more source material the show could mine from Diana Gabaldon’s books of the same name.

Speaking about the upcoming fifth season, Caitriona, 40, revealed all about the marital bliss between Claire and Jamie.

The fifth season will test Jamie and Claire’s marital bliss
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Jamie has to don a British Army uniform which goes against everything he believes in
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She said: “I think that the circumstances of this season have allowed us to invest in those relationship moments, we see a lot more of the intimacy and the passion.”

However, the season’s events will “put strains and pressures” on their relationship, particularly as it seems Jamie has to wear the red coat of the British Army.

Sam explained: “His relationship to the British and what that uniform represents is pretty bad at best.

“The red coats really suppressed the Scots, so for him to have to wear it…goes against everything he stands for.”


The series returns for its fifth season next month
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Elsewhere at the panel discussion, Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch spoke of his hope for Outlander spinoffs.

He said: “We think there’s a lot of opportunity in the ‘Outlander’ universe to have story extensions or spinoffs or sequels.

“We continue to look at that with our partners at Sony.”

Outlander season five will premiere on Sunday, February 16 on Starz in the US and will be available on Monday September 17 on Amazon Prime in the UK. 

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