The Starz romantic drama “Outlander” is already plenty popular in the United States, but this fall star-crossed — and often time-crossed — lovers Jamie and Claire (Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe) are officially washing ashore in America. Watch the new trailer above, and tune in when the show returns for its fourth season on Sunday night, November 4.
Jamie and Claire spent much of season three separated by centuries, but they reunited, and at season’s end they survived a brutal shipwreck and woke up on the coast of Georgia. “Do you know what lies beyond those trees?” says Claire in the trailer. “This is just the start of what America will become. People will come here in their thousands all hoping to live the American dream.” Except of course for those who came here against their will to toil for someone else’s American dream, so Claire is also forced to confront the realities of slavery in the American colonies: “I don’t agree with keeping people as property.”
But Claire and Jamie’s daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) is still in the 20th century, where historian Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin) discovers evidence that Claire and Jamie did in fact reunite in the 18th century. A shocking discovery might prompt them to follow her mother back in time.
The upcoming fourth season is based on the fourth book in Diana Gabaldon‘s “Outlander” book series, titled “Drums of Autumn.” The good news for fans is that there’s more where that came from. Starz has already renewed the show for seasons five and six, and there are eight novels in all in Gabaldon’s series. Are you excited for more?