Starz CEO Chris Albrecht didn’t put Outlander fans out of their misery today by saying there will be a season 5 and 6 pickup, but he did say he’s having “productive discussions about the future of the show” with Sony TV.
“I wouldn’t worry too much about that,” Albrecht said when asked about a possible renewal of the time-traveling drama. He reminded reporters who gathered Friday for the annual Television Critics Association that Diana Gabaldon has written eight books in the Outlander series and has a ninth on the way.
“We have joined the legions of fans of Outlander around the world,” he said. “Our biggest problem is we don’t kill Caitriona [Balfe] and Sam [Heughan] along the way. The two of them are fantastic and deserve every bit of the accolades they have received.”
Earning a two-season order is especially helpful to executive producer Ronald D. Moore and his band…