Season Four of the Outlander television series premiered on November 4, 2018. It consists of 13 episodes and adapts the content of the fourth book of the series, Drums of Autumn.[1]

Filming for Season Four commenced on October 9, 2017[2] and wrapped on July 5, 2018.[3]


Season 4 follows time travelers Claire and Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America. As the two build their lives together in the rough and dangerous back country of North Carolina, they must negotiate a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire’s knowledge of the American Revolution to come. Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet in a fateful meeting that will come back to haunt the Fraser family. Meanwhile, in the 20th century, things are complicated between Brianna Randall, Claire and Jamie’s daughter, and Roger Wakefield, the historian who helped Claire search for Jamie in the past. But when Roger and Brianna search for proof that Brianna’s parents reunited in the 18th century, a shocking discovery makes both of them consider following in Claire’s footsteps.[4]



  # Title Writer(s) Director(s) Airdate
S04E01-still1 401 America the Beautiful Writer: Matthew B. Roberts & Toni Graphia Director: Julian Holmes[5] November 4, 2018
Claire and Jamie cross paths with Stephen Bonnet, a pirate and smuggler who enlists their help. Claire illuminates Jamie on some of America's history, leading him to wonder if it's possible for them to lay down roots.

S04E02-still1 402 Do No Harm Writer: Karen Campbell Director: Julian Holmes[5] November 11, 2018
Claire and Jamie visit his Aunt Jocasta at her plantation, River Run. When tragedy strikes at the plantation, Jamie and Claire find themselves caught between what's right and the law of the land.

S04E03-still3 403 The False Bride Writer: Jennifer Yale Director: Ben Bolt November 18, 2018
Jamie and Claire search for a place to call home. Meanwhile, in the 20th century, Brianna and Roger's romance heats up and then fizzles during a road trip that winds up highlighting their differences.

S04E04-still1 404 Common Ground Writer: Joy Blake Director: Ben Bolt November 25, 2018
Having been led by providence to Fraser's Ridge, Jamie, Claire and Young Ian begin to build a home in the Blue Ridge Mountains. In the 20th Century, Roger tries to reconnect with Brianna.

S04E05-still1 405 Savages Writer: Bronwyn Garrity Director: Denise Di Novi December 2, 2018
Claire's medical expertise proves invaluable, but she begins to fear for her life when tragedy strikes her patients' household. Jamie and Young Ian travel to a nearby town to recruit settlers for Fraser's Ridge.

S04E06-still9 406 Blood of My Blood Writer: Shaina Fewell Director: Denise Di Novi December 9, 2018
Jamie and Claire are surprised when Lord John Grey drops in on Fraser's Ridge with an unexpected traveling companion. When Grey takes ill, Claire must reconcile her personal feelings with her duties as a doctor.

S04E07-still1 407 Down the Rabbit Hole Writer: Shannon Goss Director: Jennifer Getzinger December 16, 2018
Brianna follows in her mother's footsteps and travels through the stones back in time to 18th century Scotland where she struggles to make her way to the Colonies to find her parents.

S04E08-still1 408 Wilmington (Episode) Writer: Luke Schelhaas Director: Jennifer Getzinger December 23, 2018
Roger's diligent search for Brianna pays off when he finds her in Wilmington, but their romantic reunion comes to an abrupt halt when she discovered pertinent information that he intentionally kept from her.

S04E09-still3 409 The Birds & The Bees Writer: Matthew B. Roberts & Toni Graphia Director: David Moore December 30, 2018
As Brianna struggles to compartmentalize the trauma she's suffered in the wake of the tragedy that befell her in Wilmington, she refocuses on finding her parents.

S04E10-still8 410 The Deep Heart's Core Writer: Luke Schelhaas Director: David Moore January 6, 2019
Jamie and Claire keep secrets from one another as they try to help Brianna process her recent trauma. But the secrets they keep cause a bigger familial rift once they are revealed.

S04E11-still12 411 If Not For Hope Writer: Bronwyn Garrity & Shaina Fewell Director: Mairzee Almas January 13, 2019
Jamie, Claire and Young Ian embark on a long uncertain journey to rescue Roger, while Brianna forges a friendship with one of Jamie's old friends as she fends off Aunt Jocasta's attempts to secure a husband.

S04E12-still3 412 Providence Writer: Karen Campbell Director: Mairzee Almas January 20, 2019
Brianna confronts a violent figure from her past in an attempt to cope with her trauma. Roger befriends a fellow captive and endeavors to escape the Mohawk Village, while Fergus and Marsali plan a dangerous mission.

S04E13-still12 413 Man of Worth Writer: Toni Graphia Director: Stephen Woolfenden January 27, 2019
Jamie, Claire and Young Ian's attempt to rescue Roger from his Mohawk captors goes awry when a ghost from Claire's past lays waste to their plan. Meanwhile, Brianna worries Claire, Jamie and Roger might not return.

Production Notes

  • The show announced its renewal for the third and fourth seasons on June 1, 2016.[1]




Behind the Scenes


  1. 1.0 1.1 STARZ RENEWS HIT SERIES "OUTLANDER" WITH "BOOK THREE" AND "BOOK FOUR" COMMITMENT – Starz Greenlights Two More Books of "Outlander" Based on Diana Gabaldon's International Bestselling Novels "Voyager" and "Drums of Autumn". June 1, 2016.
  2. Maril Davis Twitter – October 9, 2017.
  3. Outlander STARZ Twitter – July 5, 2018.
  4. Deadline
  5. 5.0 5.1 Julian Holmes' Twitter – October 14, 2017

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