Foreign Season 6 finally kicks off after a two-year hiatus. The premiere aired on Starz on March 6, marking the longest-running episode in the period drama’s history.
Given this landmark episode, the more the fact that Foreign Season 6 will be the shortest season yet, how long can fans expect each episode to last? Here’s everything you need to know about Foreignof season 6 in eight parts.
The sixth season of the hit series has been delayed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Rather than try to change the show to have fewer people on set, the producers opted to wait until an extensive COVID-19 testing facility was up and running at the Foreign production studio in Scotland. Cast and crew were tested daily while filming the show from January to June 2021.
After the Season 5 finale aired on May 10, 2020, the longest Droughtlander of all time finally ended with the drama’s longest episode, with the Season 6 premiere ending at 90 minutes. (It’s basically a full movie! A Foreign movie…that’s an idea.)
New episodes will air weekly on Starz. Here is the Foreign Season 6 release schedule:
- Episode 1, “Echoes,” March 6, 2022
- Episode 2, “Allegiance,” March 13, 2022
- Episode 3, “Temperance”, March 20, 2022
- Episode 4, “Hour of the Wolf,” March 27, 2022
- Episode 5, “Give Me Freedom,” April 3, 2022
- Episode 6, “The World Upside Down”, April 10, 2022
- Episode 7, “Sticks and Stones,” April 17, 2022
- Episode 8, “I’m Not Alone”, April 24, 2022
Did you catch the hamilton reference in the title of episode 6? Looks like a revolution is definitely brewing.
When it comes to episode lengths, fans can be sure that none of the upcoming episodes will be longer than “Echoes.” Foreign episodes usually last about an hour. Foreign airs Sundays at 9/8c. The second episode is scheduled to end at 10:12 a.m. and the third at 10:07 a.m., making episode 2 about 1 hour and 12 minutes long and episode 3 a little over an hour. Given this pattern, it’s likely that the remaining episodes of Season 6 won’t be as long as the premiere. More Foreign episode run times range between 55 minutes and an hour.
After Season 6 concludes on April 24, viewers can expect Foreign Season 7, already greenlit by Starz. To make up for lost time, season 7 will be the longest since the first season in 2014 at 16 episodes. Foreign Season 1 had 16 episodes, Seasons 2, 3, and 4 had 13, and Season 5 had 12. At the end of Foreign Season 7, there will be 91 episodes in total of the drama.
And given that author Diana Gabaldon still has one Foreign book still to be published (volume 9 was released in November, volume 10 will conclude the original series), the series could very well end up being more than 100 episodes.
Plus: A prequel series is said to be in the works at Starz starting in Foreign executive producers Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis.
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