Outlander ending theories: Will Brianna and Roger become the main characters?

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So far, seasons one to five of Outlander have mainly focused on the story of Jamie Fraser (played by Sam Heughan) and Claire Fraser (Caitriona Balfe). However, over the past few outings, Brianna Fraser’s (Sophie Skelton) and Roger MacKenzie’s (Richard Rankin) storylines have become more central to the Starz series. As a result, some may be wondering if the show is setting the pair up to become the main focus of Outlander.

Will Brianna and Roger become the main characters?

As viewers will know, Jamie and Claire are getting older in the hit time-travelling series.

Over the past few seasons, the pair have been visibly ageing, seen through their greying hair and wrinkles.

This is even more pronounced in the book series, on which the show is heavily based on.

Written by Diana Gabaldon, this will soon be heading into its ninth book of a proposed 10.

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As well as following Jamie and Claire as they age, Gabaldon has also increasingly focused on Brianna and Roger in her book series as it has continued.

This might have left fans wondering whether the television series will follow suit.

Posting on Reddit, user genericalname9 wrote: “In the books, they do move away from Claire and Jamie and give more time to Bree and Roger.

“I assume they move from Claire and Jamie to get more storylines since they are both 60ish by the end of the last book?

“Jamie spends a lot of time on his back in his old age!”

However, it doesn’t seem all fans would be in favour of a shift away from Jamie and Claire in the show.

Redditor Liyufx added: “To be honest, I watch the show mainly for Jamie’s and Claire’s relationship, regardless of their age.

“To shift my attention away from them willingly, Brianna and Roger would have to be a lot more compelling; unfortunately they are nowhere near that.”


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While fellow fan Whiskynwine added: “I’d personally rather watch Jamie and Claire talk and cuddle by the fire then half of the Roger and Bree stuff I’ve had to watch.

“The books need more story and filler, the show doesn’t. Most people watch the show for Jamie and Claire.”

Currently, it does not seem like there are any plans to write Jamie or Claire out of the series.

In fact, recently Jamie actor Sam Heughan opened up about wanting the show to continue on.

He told Parade: “What is life after Jamie Fraser?

“I hope we get to the end and I hope we finish it properly. We love the story.”

Given his hope to carry on filming Outlander, it seems like Jamie would hopefully play a role right up to the end.

Outlander seasons 1-5 are available to stream on Amazon Prime Video.

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