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Writer and Producer Anne Kenney Is Leaving ‘Outlander’

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Anne Kenney (“Family Law”), one of the writers and producers for Starz’ “Outlander,” has just announced her departure from the show on Twitter. Kenney said in her statement, “#voyager (season 3) will be my last. It was [two celebration emojis] AMAZING [two heart emojis] experience but time to look 4 new challenges. Outlander fan 4ever, tho!!”

In response to a fan asking about her work on the upcoming season, Kenney revealed that she wrote the entire second episode of “Outlander” before her departure from the series. Kenney has continued a stream of thanks to fans sending her well-wishes after her announcement. According to EW, Kenney was

Kenney (left) and producer Maril Davis on the set of “Outlander.”

the writer of one of the show’s most critically acclaimed episodes, season one’s “The Wedding,” in which main heroine Claire (Caitriona Balfe) is forced into a marriage with Jamie (Sam Heughan).

Kenney is no stranger to television, as she has written and produced at least a half dozen shows during her time in Hollywood. Notably, the writer and producer has worked on “Family Law,” “L.A. Law,” “Switched at Birth,” and “Greek.”

The announcement comes just a few months before the season three premiere of the show, which has been highly anticipated by fans since its July 9, 2016 finale. “Outlander” has received 31 award nominations and 22 wins, including four Golden Globe nominations and three Primetime Emmy nominations. The show is likely to pick up even more accolades for its third season.

“Outlander” premieres its third season in September on Starz. Watch the trailer below.

How do you think “Outlander” will fare without Kenney? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Selina Mixner

Selina is a queer, half-Filipina fangirl who loves TV, film and corgis a little too much. She graduated with a Bachelor's in Literature and Psychology from UC Santa Cruz. Her rules for writing are simple: is it tattoo-worthy? If not, try again.


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