Outlander fans, Starz CEO Chris Albrecht totally feels your pain.
“I don’t think we’ll ever break through with those people on those shows,” Albrecht lamented during Monday’s Television Critics Association press tour of its lack of Emmy love. “I was part of the team that invented how to campaign for Emmy awards. Trust me, it’s not a level playing field.”
“We couldn’t be more proud of the work that is being done by the people who are on the shows. It is award-worthy, whether it’s an Emmy award or not is not the point,” he continued.
“I certainly know the people who work on the shows like to see their names among their peers,” Albrecht said. “There’ll be a show that comes along -- you won’t know which one it is and all of a sudden it’ll be the one. There won’t be a better reason than Outlander or Power or Survivor’s Remorse, it’ll just be a reason.”
Outlander was one of the pleasant surprises at the Golden Globes, and that fact wasn’t lost on Albrecht.
Even without the awards to show for it, Outlander is a crucial staple in the Starz portfolio. In June, it was renewed through a fourth season, which will coincide with the fourth book in the ongoing novel series. Albrecht revealed that once he reads Book 5, then he’ll discuss renewing it for season five.
“Outlander is going to be around for a while. We’re very proud of the show,” he said.