A Still from the Starz TV series "Outlander." Sam Heughan [left] as Jamie and Caitriona Balfe [right] as Claire. Facebook/ Outlander

There hasn’t been an announcement about “Outlander” being renewed for season 5 and 6, but discussions are currently ongoing to bring more of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire's (Caitriona Balfe) romance on screen. The renewal may be announced as soon as a deal has been struck.

The announcement should have been made by this time, especially since the popularity of the series gave the network the confidence to renew it for season 3 and 4 pretty quickly. This time, however, the delay seems to be due to Starz and Sony still busy working on a deal.

Starz CEO Chris Albrecht recently confirmed that their team is currently having “very productive discussions around the future of the show” with Sony executives, Deadline reports.

There have been concerns from Starz showrunners after Optimum decided to drop all shows from the network. Fans in the US may not be able to see any of the next seasons on Optimum. As of this writing, discussions have been ongoing, but there’s no deal that has been worked out yet to keep it in America.

“Outlander” fans need not fret about the future at this point. “I wouldn’t worry,” Albrecht said when asked about the renewal. He also pointed out that the show is going “amazingly” and that there are still ten books to go, suggesting that the intention is to adapt all the books.

“I think our biggest problem will be making sure that we don’t kill Caitriona and Sam along the way, they are working so hard, especially Caitriona, she’s amazing,” Albrecht said. He added that the two stars deserve all the awards they have received so far.