Missing Outlander? These special episodes might just help get you through the Droughtlander, and they’re being filmed for a good cause.
Since the fifth season of Outlander ended earlier this year, fans been living through yet another Droughtlander. Although season six was expected to be ready for 2021, it’s likely that the pandemic will delay this.
There have been some bits of news to keep us going: Diana Gabaldon has revealed she’s writing a prequel about Jamie Fraser’s family, and Sam Heughan announced a new documentary about travelling around Scotland. We also related to Caitriona Balfe when she gave herself a DIY fringe in lockdown.
And now, in unexpected but very welcome news, we’ve just found out that some special Outlander episodes are on their way later this month.
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Outlander is launching a four-part End of Summer Series. Each Sunday for four weeks beginning on 23 August at 6pm, the Outlander Collector Facebook page will release a new, thematic episode celebrating the show and its fans.
It’s being released in support of Doctors Without Borders, an international humanitarian aid organisation working in over 70 countries around the world. Viewers at home will be able to use Facebook’s donate feature to contribute to the non-profit’s lifesaving medical humanitarian work.
So, what exactly will the episodes be about?
Book Corner with Diana Gabaldon and Maril Davis (23 August)
Outlander author Gabaldon and executive producer Maril Davis look back at the process of adapting Gabaldon’s work for the screen and answer die-hard fan questions. Diana also teases her upcoming ninth book.
A Taste of Outlander (30 August)
Theresa Carle-Sanders, author of the Outlander Kitchen cookbook series, is joined by cast members Lauren Lyle (Marsali) and John Bell (Young Ian) to make a historically-inspired dish of fish and chips, a recipe from her latest book Outlander Kitchen: To the New World and Back Again.
The Music of Outlander (6 September)
Series composer Bear McCreary and singer Raya Yarbrough discuss their favourite musical moments from the past five seasons of Outlander. They’re joined by Maria Doyle Kennedy (Aunt Jocasta), who performs an at-home rendition of Flowers of the Forest, as well as the twelve original singers of the season five theme for a breathtaking a cappella version of The Skye Boat Song.
Catch Up with Caitriona and Sam (13 September)
Claire and Jamie themselves,Balfe and Heughan, reunite to catch up on life, discuss favourite moments from the past five seasons and answer fan questions from around the world.
In the meantime, you can catch up on Outlander seasons one to five on Amazon Prime.
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Hollie is a digital writer at Stylist.co.uk, mainly covering the daily news on women’s issues, politics, celebrities and entertainment. She also keeps an ear out for the best podcast episodes to share with readers. Oh, and don’t even get her started on Outlander…