Outlander season 5: Will Young Ian return?

Outlander has been one of Starz most popular series since it first began in 2014 and season five appears to be no different. Fans were devastated to say goodbye to the character of Young Ian (played by John Bell) in the season four finale but could he be coming back for the next series? Express.co.uk has all you need to know about the leaks so far.

Will Young Ian return in Outlander?

WARNING: This article contains spoilers for Outlander seasons 1-4 and the book series

Young Ian was first introduced as a character in season four of the historical drama.

His full name is Ian Fraser Murray and he is the youngest son of Ian (Steven Cree) and Jenny Murray (Laura Donnelly).

He played a key role in season four after he sold 20th-century historian Roger to the Mohawk tribe.

Young Ian does this after Jamie (Sam Heughan) mistakingly thinks Roger (Richard Rankin) is the one who raped Brianna (Sophie Skelton).

As a result at the end of season five, the characters set off to rescue him and reunite him with his wife Brianna.

Although this resulted in a brutal decision where Young Ian had to remain with the tribe in order to save Roger.

Viewers last saw the character on screen smiling as he became a Mohawk warrior.

Many fans thought that this could mean the end of his journey on the show after he said an emotional goodbye to his uncle Jamie.

Now, there may be a glimmer of hope as actor Sam Heughan posted an image on Twitter of his character next to Young Ian.

The Scottish actor did this to mark the fifth anniversary of the show’s premiere.

This could be interpreted to mean the actor may be coming back for another outing of the period drama.

However, it is unclear whether they may just be throwback images to the filming of season four.

Executive producer Maril Davis even hinted at his return to The Hollywood Reporter.

She told the publication when asked if he would return: “I can’t really answer that.

”If you’ve read the books, you obviously know what happens, and I don’t want to ruin it for anyone else.

“But I’d be surprised if we didn’t see Young Ian down the line somewhere.”

Fans of the books know that Young Ian’s journey with the Mohawks is not the end of his Outlander story.

In the novels, Young Ian returns after his time living with the Mohawk tribe and comes back to the Ridge in October 1772.

Outlander season five will launch in early 2020 after its release date was pushed back from 2019.

The fifth outing of the show is thought to follow the plot of the fifth book of Diana Gabaldon’s novels, The Fiery Cross.

This book is set in the year 1771 when war is approaching in the Scottish Highlands.

Jamie is warned about this by his wife Claire (Caitriona Balfe) who was born in 1918 and therefore has a memory of what events will happen next.

Outlander will return to Starz and Amazon Prime in early 2020.

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