'Outlander' season 6 trailer reveals huge danger for Claire and Jamie

Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) in Season 4 of 'Outlander.'
There is more trouble heading for Claire and Jamie in 'Outlander' season 6. (Image credit: Starz)

Outlander season 6 fans are in for a treat as a new trailer has dropped for the new series. 

The highly-anticipated return of the epic series will launch with an extended episode, picking up shortly after from traumatizing events that took place at the end of season five. 

The last time we saw Claire and Jamie, Claire had just escaped a violent encounter with Lionel Brown and returned to Fraser’s Ridge. The threat of the Revolutionary War looms over the ridge and Claire and Jamie must choose what is best for their family.

Outlander season 6 promo poster

New artwork for 'Outlander' season 6 has also been released.  (Image credit: STARZPLAY)

The long-awaited trailer sees the pair fighting to protect themselves and those they hold dear as they are targeted from all directions... but how will they cope when the threat of revolution looms and they are forced to prepare for war?

Fans can also see Claire telling Jamie that what’s going to happen won’t come between them, as he tells her: ‘You helped to pull me back from the darkness. You are always with me.’

But it is clear that Jamie is a troubled man as the former Scottish rebel is torn by his identity, admitting he can't be ‘A rebel, a loyalist. An agent for the crown and an enemy of the king'.

The new season will be loosely based on the novel A Breath of Snow and Ashes by Diana Gabaldon, which is the sixth book in the series, and will see 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.

Season 6 also explores what happens when there is disharmony and division among the inhabitants of the home you’ve created and when you become an outsider and rejected in your own home.   

The new season will see Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin reprise their roles as Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger respectively, but that's not the only good news for Outlander fans, because STARZPLAY also recently announced a seventh season of the series has been commissioned.

Outlander season 6 will return on STARZPLAY platforms on Sunday, Mar. 6, 2022.

Claire Crick
Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch

Claire is Assistant Managing Editor at What To Watch and has been a journalist for over 15 years, writing about everything from soaps and TV to beauty, entertainment, and even the Royal Family. After starting her career at a soap magazine, she ended up staying for 13 years, and over that time she’s pulled pints in the Rovers Return, sung karaoke in the Emmerdale village hall, taken a stroll around Albert Square, and visited Summer Bay Surf Club in sunny Australia. 

After learning some tricks of the trade at websites Digital Spy, Entertainment Daily, and Woman & Home, Claire landed a role at What’s On TV and whattowatch.com writing about all things TV and film, with a particular love for Aussie soaps, Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off

She’s interviewed everyone from June Brown — AKA Dot Cotton — to Michelle Keegan, swapped cooking tips with baking legend Mary Berry backstage at the NTAs, and danced the night away with soap stars at countless awards bashes. There’s not a lot she doesn’t know about soaps and TV and can be very handy when a soapy question comes up in a pub quiz! 

As well as all things soap-related, Claire also loves running, spa breaks, days out with her kids, and getting lost in a good book.