FANS of century-hopping drama Outlander have been given their first glimpse of the eagerly-awaited six season — and they couldn't be happier. 

The first teaser trailer of the latest instalment of the hit show has been released by production company Starz, hinting that trouble could be heading the way of main characters Claire (Catriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan).

Now relocated to colonial America following the dramatic events of season five, the pair look set to be caught up in a new war against the British crown, this time for independence.

The 45-second clip warns that "a storm is coming" and shows redcoated soldiers and colonial militias gearing up for battle. 

It is due to debut on TVs early in the new year.  

"YES! FINALLY. A little bit of Outlander is just what I need right now! Cannot wait for the series," commented one fan as another shared that they are "all goosebumps"

Filming of the much-anticipated series had been delayed by the Coronavirus pandemic, with fans dubbing the wait for fresh episodes 'Droughtlander'. 

However, earlier this year production company Starz announced the wait was at an end, sharing some pictures from the new season.

The producers also revealed that the first episode will be a 90-minute premiere and will consists of eight episodes in total. 

Along with Balfe and Heughan, actors Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, and John Bell all return to reprise their starring roles, while new faces will include Mark Lewis-Jones as Tom, Alexander Vlahos as Allan, and Jessica Reynolds as Malva Christie. 

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Stars return for the new series 

"We are excited to get into the editing room to work on bringing the fans one step closer to reuniting with the family back on Fraser's Ridge," showrunner Matthew B. Roberts in a statement.

"Filming in 2021 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges which led us to the decision to truncate the season in order to bring the fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible.