The sixth season of the historical/time-travel/romance series, Outlander, has commenced production in Scotland.

Star Sam Heughan shared the news and a first-look image on his Twitter feed, while executive producer Maril Davis has tweeted a behind-the-scenes look at pre-production:

Production on season six was set to commence in May 2020 before being halted by the pandemic, and now that it’s back underway, a premiere date could be revealed soon.

In the meantime, Starz has teased what fans can expect with this official synopsis:

“The sixth season of Outlander sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, 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, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina – and perhaps most significantly – during a period of dramatic political upheaval. The Frasers strive to maintain peace and flourish within a society which – as Claire knows all too well – is unwittingly marching towards Revolution. Against this backdrop, which heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser’s Ridge.

“They must now defend this home – established on land granted to them by the Crown – not only from external forces, but also from the increasing strife and conflict in the community within their care. For the Frasers and their immediate family, ‘home’ is more than simply a site in which they live, it is the place where they are laying the foundations for the rest of their lives.

“If Season 4 asked, ‘What is home?’ and Season 5 asked, ‘What are you willing to do to protect your home?’ then Season 6 explores what happens when there is disharmony and division among the inhabitants of the home you’ve created: when you become an outsider, or an ‘outlander,’ so to speak, marginalised and rejected in your own home.”

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