Outlander Season 6: Outlander world premiere date, tickets, how to watch - will Sam Heughan be on the red carpet?

The premiere of Outlander Season 6 starring Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe is happening very soon.

Outlander is back in just a few days’ time with the highly-anticipated launch of Season 6.

Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe star in the hugely popular series based on the Diana Gabaldon novels, which will be available to viewers from Friday March 6, 2022.

But, before then, there will be a glittering world premiere of the highly-anticipated show.

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    Here’s everything you need to know.

    When is the Outlander Season 6 world premiere?

    Before the new Outlander series is officially released, a world premiere is being held in London.

    It is taking place at the Royal Festival Hall on Thursday February 24.

    There will be a red carpet extravaganza featuring the series’ stars, before a screening of the 90-minute first episode, ‘Echoes’.

    This will be followed by a live panel with cast and producers, moderated by Edith Bowman.

    How do I watch the Outlander Season 6 premiere?

    A handful of lucky Outlander fans have received tickets to watch the world premiere of the new series virtually.

    For these fans, the virtual show starts at around 6pm GMT on February 24 (10am PST, 1pm EST).

    And, for those who weren’t able to get tickets, the red carpet event will be streamed live on the Outlander Starz Facebook page.

    However, the first episode won’t be available to watch for most viewers until March 6.

    Meanwhile, the panel with the show’s cast will be made available on YouTube after the March 6 premiere.

    Who will be at the Outlander Season 6 premiere? Will Sam Heughan be there?

    Starz announced the world premiere of Outlander Season 6 will be a “once in a lifetime red carpet event filled with the series stars”.

    Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) will be on the red carpet, but his co-star Caitríona Balfe will only be attending virtually.

    The actress, who has a young baby, said on Twitter: “To all those saying it’s shameful I’m not there in person, I understand you’re disappointed but I also ask for some understanding as a new mom.

    "I’m trying to do the best I can and not being able to fly across the world like I used to is a change, but we are adapting….”

    Sophie Skelton (Brianna Fraser) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) will be attending the premiere alongside Outlander author Diana Gabaldon.

    Executive producer Maril Davis will be part of the panel, as well as writer and producer Matthew B. Roberts (virtually).

    Let’s hope Outlander legend and Sam Heughan’s bestie Graham McTavish will also make an appearance.

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