Outlander is a love story that transcends centuries — literally! Fans just got word there’ll be a new season. That means giving the people what they want, more passion, adventure, and, well . . . time travel.
Starz confirmed in 2021 that a new season of Outlander had been renewed. The seventh installment of the show is based on the book series by author Diana Gabaldon and will consist of sixteen episodes following the seventh Outlander book, An Echo in the Bone.
Due to the pandemic, Outlander‘s sixth season had to be cut short. The newest season will make up for it by getting a jump start. Actors & the show’s creators are already hard at work, but when will Starz drop Outlander’s new season for those who can’t wait?
Sneak peek of Outlander‘s new season
Starz has revealed the new season of Outlander’s production has already got the ball rolling. A social media reveal on Wednesday (April 6th) of the team is back in action. The actors themselves have given fans something to look forward to.
Sam Heughan tweeted a snazzy picture of the cast in costume, “Wait!!! Is that @Outlander_STARZ season…. 7!?!?!? Yazzz.” Fans have finally been treated to a sneak peek at the cast.
Showrunner Matthew B. Roberts said that season seven will be “supersized” to make up for any time lost in season 6. We look forward to following the adventures of Claire & Jamie in America during the Revolution and more time travel during this next season.
Many of the seasons are based on author Diana Gabaldon’s books. But, of course, the show picks and chooses what aspects of the books they like to focus on during each season. So, naturally, the show’s creators are eager to tell the entire story of Outlander’s beloved characters.
What will happen in season 7?
There are ten Outlander books in total; however, many of them have outlined the show and how things may conclude. Diana Gabaldon’s website offers the following description of the story on which season 7 will be based. It reads:
“Set in America, London, Canada, and Scotland. This book has four major storylines: Jamie and Claire; Roger and Brianna (and family); Lord John and William; and Young Ian, all intersecting in the nexus of the American Revolution—and all of them with sharp points.”
According to dianagabaldon.com, if season 7 follows the plotline of the seventh novel, the following are the Echo in the Bone storylines that fans can look forward to Jamie & Claire Fraser who find themselves in the middle of an American Revolution. Their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger MacKenzie, and their two children settled at Lallybroch in the 1970′s. They time travel as well, leaping from past to present.
Lord John Grey and his stepson William (Jamie’s unacknowledged illegitimate son), are embroiled in the Revolution on the British side with William in the army and Lord John on the clandestine side of intelligence; and finally, Jamie’s nephew Young Ian: his troubled love-life is about to take another sharp left turn.
Outlander is here to stay
Outlander embodies everything about our initiative including a powerful female lead character and an amazing team of storytellers. Producer Maril Davis spoke about future plans for the series.
“We’ll keep making this until Claire and Jamie are a hundred,” Davis said. “Honestly, we will. There’s still many more books to go. And if Starz and Sony are willing, we’re willing, and if the actors are willing, we’ll keep going.”
The creators have expressed that there’s a high possibility for spinoffs or story extensions for the show. A little bird has said there’s word of a collaboration with Disney to make these extensions come to fruition.
The returning cast for the new season of Outlander will be: Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) are all expected to reprise their roles. Deadline reported that fans could see the premiere of season 7 as soon as “late 2022/early 2023.”