Outlander Season 4 Start Date, Spoilers, Trailer, And More

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Outlander Season 4 Start Date, Spoilers, Trailer, And More

Outlander season 3 just ended, but we're already looking forward to season 4. But, can you blame us? With Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) being separated for almost half the season, we are always looking for more! Luckily, it looks like the showrunners of Outlander are open to sharing this early in the game. We've got some details that you need to know about Outlander season 4. So, here's everything you need to know about Outlander season 4, from the start date to spoilers, we've got it all. But, this is your final warning. We're spilling some Outlander season 4 spoilers. Be prepared.

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Outlander Season 4 Start Date

So, when does Outlander season 4 premiere? We're happy to announce that Outlander season 4 starts this Autumn 2018. And the best part? That goes for both US and UK viewers. However, the Outlander season 4 start date is one day later for UK fans.

So, what date does Outlander season 4 come out? That has yet to be revealed. However, we know that season 3 premiered in September, so we're expecting the same for season 4. But don't fret. We'll find out soon enough! Make sure to stay tuned with us because we'll update this post with the Outlander season 4 premiere date once it is announced.

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Outlander Season 4 Spoilers

Good news? We've got some serious Outlander season 4 spoilers. Scary news? The new season will contain a rape storyline. While Outlander fans will know that the Starz series is no stranger to sexual assault and rape storylines, it looks like we are revisiting the heavy subject in season four.

Season four of Outlander will cover Diana Gabaldon's novel Drums of Autumn, where a main character is raped. The show will also cover the physical and emotional impact it has on the victim's life.

In Drums of Autumn, Claire and Jamie's daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) travels back in time through the stones. She finds her mother and meets her father for the first time. However, she encounters a psychopath named Stephen Bonnet (Ed Speleers) and he rapes her. Later in the books, Bree falls pregnant and it's potentially Bonnet's.

Executive producer Ron D. Moore confirmed to The Hollywood Reporter that the rape storyline would be told in the show and why.

"This is obviously a big story point, so it wasn't really an option not to do it," Moore said. "It's more a question of how you're going to do it and what it meant to that story in how you presented it."

Executive producer, Maril Davis, added that the Outlander team wanted to stay true to the story.

"As in everything we do with this show, like Jamie's rape in season one, we're not trying to ever be gratuitous," Davis said. "We're trying to depict things as they really happened in that time. Every scene moving forward, we're trying to do something where you understand why the character is struggling so much but not doing it in a gratuitous way."

However horrible, especially in a time of #MeToo, the creatives of the series have expressed that while they aren't trying to get political with Outlander season 4, and they're trying to illustrate a journey for their characters as well as the dangers of going back to that time period.

"We're sensitive to what's going on in this time right now, but we're also filming something that's a historical piece," Davis said. "So we're trying to do that with both hats on."

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Outlander Season 4 Trailer

The teaser trailer has been released for Outlander season 4! But, we won't have an official trailer for some time! Until then, enjoy!

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Outlander Seasons 1-3

Until Outlander season 4 is released, make sure to catch up on Outlander seasons 1-3. Here's where you can watch: