STARZ ANNOUNCES EARLY RELEASE OF "OUTLANDER" SEASON FIVE PREMIERE ON VALENTINE'S DAY, FEBRUARY 14, ON STARZ APP AND STARZ ON DEMAND
The Season Five Linear Premiere of Sony Pictures Television's "Outlander" will be Sunday, February 16 on STARZ
Starz announced today the ultimate romantic gesture for "Outlander" fans with the early release of the "Outlander" season five premiere on Valentine's Day, Friday, February 14th, available exclusively to STARZ subscribers only on the STARZ app and STARZ On Demand.
The announcement was made by "Outlander" stars Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) during the "Outlander" season five premiere event via a Facebook Live stream of the red carpet at the Hollywood Palladium.
A countdown to this announcement using a large hourglass was revealed on the carpet, effectively letting fans "travel through time" with the early release of the premiere episode at midnight on Valentine's Day.
The wildly popular time travel romance will air its linear premiere on Sunday, February 16 at 8 PM ET /PT on STARZ, airing each episode week-to-week.
Friday, February 14 at Midnight
The STARZ app and STARZ On Demand
About "Outlander" Season Five
Season Five of "Outlander" finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser's Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection - while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill. With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself. Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place - as well as Jamie's respect - in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee - and those they can't.
The "Outlander" television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg, is inspired by Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide, with all the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The "Outlander" television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.
"Outlander" is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Starz has renewed the "Outlander" series through its sixth season.
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