Second half of Season 1 begins April 4!
The OUTLANDER TV series will go on hiatus after Episode 108 ("Both Sides Now") airs this Saturday. STARZ announced yesterday that the second half of Season 1 (eight more episodes) will be shown starting April 4, 2015. Look here for the press release.
I know a lot of people will be very disappointed at the news of a six-month hiatus before we see the second half of Season 1. But my own reaction was one of relief, oddly enough. It's all I can do these days to keep up with the discussions in the Diana Gabaldon folder on Compuserve, while juggling the demands of work and my personal life -- not to mention the effort I put into this blog! The volume of posts on Compuserve has not really let up since early June when WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD was published. And after four very hectic and stressful (but fun!) months, I need badly to slow down, to take some more time for myself and my family. This six-month hiatus will give me the opportunity to do that.
After a full year of filming on Season 1 (they finished filming the last bits only a couple of days ago), I'm sure the main cast members and the production team are also very much in need of a break. The last thing we need is for Caitriona or Sam to get burned out!
This long break will also give people who are new to OUTLANDER a chance to read the books for themselves. I think that can only be a good thing. <g>
If you can't afford to keep your STARZ subscription going during the hiatus, talk to your cable or satellite provider. You may be able to drop STARZ temporarily and sign up again in a few months.