The hit HBO drama is being touted as a potential renewal for the next season, but its creators are worried about its future after a series that had been one of the best-reviewed cable series on Netflix.
“Outlander is going to get a sequel,” said Claire Foy, the executive producer of the hit series on HBO.
“But it’s a show that I think we’re very, very lucky to have.
And so I don’t think we’ll be able to get back into the second season with the same level of quality that we’ve seen.”
The first season of Outlander was a ratings hit with an average of 1.1 million viewers per episode, which is well above the average for the last three seasons of the show.
It was a critical and commercial success for HBO and was hailed as a cultural touchstone in the fall of 2016.
But as of now, the series is one of just three cable series that have been cancelled, along with The Leftovers and Game of Thrones.
The series is being revived with new shows based on the original book and the novels that follow, the first of which is set for an April 1 release.
A second season will be released in 2019.