Outlander has been a major series for Starz over its past four seasons, but despite its wide availability through cable subscriptions and streaming add-ons like on Amazon prime, it hasn’t been a show that has been available to the widest audience.
All that is about to change in the month of May, thanks to a swift new deal with Netfix. The subscription streaming service recently announced fans of Diana Gabaldon’s book series or newcomers to the franchise will be able to stream Season 1 and Season 2 of the show without a Starz subscription shortly.
The first two seasons, which include 29 episodes of the Starz series, will be available on Netflix starting on May 27.
This is a really big deal. Subscription shows don’t often end up streaming on other subscription channels. Given you can get a Starz subscription through Amazon it’s a little bit surprising the subscription cabler cut a deal for Seasons 1 and 2 to be available without paying for a full Starz package.
It’s possible that people who like Outlander could then hop to Starz for Seasons 3 and 4 as well as upcoming seasons of the time travel drama; either way, this is good news for people who have been wanting to check out Outlander.
Outlander is based on a series of books written by Diana Gabaldon. There have been eight published so far, although that is not expected to be the end of the story for characters like Claire, Jamie, Roger and Brianna.
Netflix confirmed the series would be coming to its service through a monthly newsletter, as well as a tweet that seemed to be targeting moms.
I’m not a mom and I still love this series, so if you like time travel, love stories, historical stories, fantasy, political strategy or any combination of those, Outlander is probably a show you would like.
If you do dig it on Netflix, Seasons 1-4 are also available via Starz and Starz streaming. The show has already aired 55 episodes, with 16 airing during the first split season and 13 episodes a season airing thereafter.
In addition, Outlander has also been renewed for Season 5 and Season 6, so there’s definitely a lot more to look forward to where this show is concerned. The fifth season should be based on The Fiery Cross, a book set just before the American Revolution. Season 6 should be based on A Breath of Snow and Ashes, which actually takes place during the Revolutionary War.
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