“Outlander” season 5 is now in production, so the droughtlander will be soon over. Executive producer Toni Graphia has teased what is about to come to the Fraser family and revealed what would its new theme is about.

In an interview with Digital Spy, Graphia talked about Diana Gabaldon’s book series, on which the show is based, and its continuity. He also discussed the show’s future after the fifth installment.

The new season’s theme

If the previous season was about “home,” Graphia revealed that “Outlander” season 5 would be about family.

"Who is family? How do you keep them together? How do you protect them? What makes a family? How do you deal with your family?” he asked. Book readers probably know what Graphia was talking about and what the new season would explore.

He even said the theme would add a lot to the new season’s story, as it would be a storm coming for the Fraser family. “I would say… this roughly follows the path of American history,” he added.

The show’s future after season 5

Fans usually fret for any show’s future after every season's ending. There are chances their much-loved series may get canceled, but not “Outlander.”

Graphia revealed the best news any “Outlander” fans could get, and that is the show will continuously air as long as its book series continues. Graphia has no plans to end the series as Gabaldon remains writing its story.

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However, the fan site Jamie and Claire reported the executive producer's statement didn’t account for other changes that might take place on Starz or might happen behind the scenes. If the network decides to end the series, there is nothing they can do about it.

But with the number of people who subscribe to its streaming service whenever “Outlander” is on, the premium cable channel might never cancel the show until it officially ends. Compared to other television series, the show still has a lot of stories to tell.

Author announces book 10’s coming

Gabaldon plans to complete Claire and Jamie’s story with 10 books. Currently, she is working on the ninth novel, titled “Go Tell the Bees that I am Gone.”

So far, it is what Gabaldon plans. Hence, there may still be a chance the story will go beyond 10 books. Graphia believes the tale may continue if the author’s characters “continue talking to her.”

Although “Outlander” doesn’t stick to its source material due to the budget and avoids killing off fan-favorite characters like Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix), it tries to be faithful to its storyline.

So if fans ask if it will ever go ahead of its source like Dan Weiss and David Benioff did for “Game of Thrones,” Graphia said no, but they didn’t shy away from the idea.

However, Gabaldon assured they would never run of source materials. With the time the show consumes to produce a new season, it might never happen as she only has one book left to write after working on book nine.

Starz has yet to announce when “Outlander” season 5 will be out, but it is expected for release later this year.

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