Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s historical novels, has resumed filming for season 6 and was just renewed for a seventh season. Since 2014, the love story between Claire Randall/Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) has captivated audiences. There is nothing quite like this series, even though historical dramas like The Crown and Versailles are plenty.
Since the pandemic interrupted production, viewers have rewatched the series through season 4 on Netflix and season 5 on Starz. Season 6 is scheduled to premiere in early 2021, which suggests season 7 will follow shortly thereafter, or… perhaps not? Things were tense following the season 5 conclusion, as Claire and crew sought vengeance on her terrible captivity, and now, jumping an entire season forward, what do we know about season 7?
Will Outlander have a Season 7?
Yes! Season 7 of Starz’s romantic, time-traveling series has been greenlit, and there is a possibility of an Outlander spinoff!
“Discussions regarding Season 7 and spinoffs are underway,” executive producer Ron Moore recently told The Hollywood Reporter. “I believe we will have positive news on both of those fronts shortly, and hence I am optimistic.” I agree that it should have occurred sooner, but everything happens in its own time, and I believe that both of those events are likely to occur and, perhaps, we will be able to speak about them soon.”
Additionally, we know that Gabaldon wrote at least one Season 7 episode; she confirmed in November 2021 that the episode she wrote was originally meant for Season 6, but was repurposed for Season 7 after the season was truncated due to COVID.
Now for the potentially terrible news: Balfe has expressed hope that the series’ seventh season will also be it’s final.
“By the end of that [season], we will have reached the almost 10-year mark, which feels like a wonderful period, but we don’t know,” Balfe told Vanity Fair in January 2022. “Those are much beyond my pay grade.”
When will we see Outlander Season 7?
After Starz confirmed that there will be another season following the conclusion of filming on season 6, fans are wondering when they might anticipate it. Sophie Skelton, who plays Brianna, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), and Caitriona Balfe all sat down for a little video to tease and confirm the renewal of season 7.
As previously said, given that season 6 has yet to be released, it may be some time until season seven debuts. Because season 4 was just released on Netflix, those who stream the show will be forced to find something else to fill the hole. Season 7 will most likely be available on Netflix at least a year or more after the season finale airs, according to Interview PR. To summarise, nothing will be available on Netflix before 2023.
Which characters will be back in Outlander Season 7
Balfe, Heughan, Skelton, and Rankin are all scheduled to reprise their roles in season 7. According to Showbiz CheatSheet, Laura Donnelly, who portrays Jamie Fraser’s sister Jenny, is currently filming episodes for a new television series called The Nevers, which means she may not appear in much of season 6 or (gasp!) season 7.
What we do know, based on Season 5, is that the cast has expanded. Fergus (César Domboy), Marsali (Lauren Lyle), twins Josiah and Keziah (Paul Gorman), and handmaid Lizzie (Caitlin O’Ryann) are among those featured. They may repeat their roles in season 7 depending on what occurs in season 6. Apart from these roles, it is too early to predict who will return, who will not, and which new faces will be introduced to the show’s cast. Hopefully, the filmmakers will not keep us waiting too long!
Plot Outlander Season 7
According to Showbiz CheatSheet, executive producer Matthew B. Roberts expressed delight in the 12-episode season 7 order while revealing a significant narrative twist. Given that the show is based on the nine-book series, Roberts says that Echo in the Bone will serve as the season’s inspiration. If readers continue to read the novels, they will understand what this means.
The general storyline follows Jamie and Claire’s exploits as they make their way to America during the Revolution. They are joined by their nephew Ian Murray, who is portrayed in the television series by John Bell, their old friend Lord John Grey (David Berry), and Jamie’s illegitimate son, William Ransom, who is portrayed in season 3 by a young Clark Butler. This, hopefully, is a clue that these characters will return for Season 7.
Brianna and her husband Roger are also featured in the novel, as they return to the twentieth century with their two children, Jem and Mandy. Given how faithful the show has been to Diana Gabaldon’s series, this is likely to remain the case for season 7.
Are there any Outlander spoilers for Season 7?
There are no Season 7 plot leaks at the moment, but Balfe has said that the season will be “difficult” to film based on the two Season 7 scripts she got in late 2021.
“I received an email with the first two scripts at 3.30 this morning when I was feeding my son, and I began reading the first episode, but my eyes were getting crossed, so I’ll have to look at it another time!” she explained on Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast. “The first two episodes have arrived in my mailbox, which is great; we’re gearing ready to resume production. It’ll be a difficult one, as we’ll be aiming for an entire year. As a result, we’re going to “gird our loins,” in the words of Dougal McKenzie.
She also joked about how Heughan will handle the year-long filming for Season 7. “At that moment, Sam will presumably be on his eighth almanac. He’s a veritable Energizer bunny… ‘Where do you get your energy from, and could you kindly transmit some this way!’
Will There Be a Season 6 and 7 of Outlander?
Outlander, meanwhile, has been renewed for a seventh season.
Starz started in June 2021 that season seven would consist of sixteen episodes due to the sixth season’s truncated run. “Six seasons is already a fantastic run, but I believe Diana has a couple more books in the works, so we’ll see,” Balfe previously stated.