Outlander, based on Diana Gabaldon’s historical novels, has begun filming season 6 and was just renewed for a seventh season. Claire Randall/(Caitriona Fraser’s Balfe) and Jamie Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) love tale has wowed fans since 2014. Despite the fact that historical dramas like The Crown and Versailles abound, there is nothing exactly like this series.
Fans have been re-watching the series on Netflix and Starz since the pandemic interrupted production. Season 6 will premiere in early 2021, according to what we know thus far, implying that season 7 will follow soon after, or… maybe not? After Claire and crew sought retribution on her horrible captors in the season 5 finale, things were tight, and what do we know about season 7 now that we’ve skipped an entire season?
Outlander | Season 7 Announcement
When is Season 7 coming out?
After Starz officially stated that there will be the seventh season after Season 6 wraps up production, fans are eagerly anticipating its arrival. Sophie Skelton, who plays Brianna, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), and Caitriona Balfe sat down for a short video to tease and confirm season 7 is a go in a video shared on the Outlander Instagram account.
Season 7 may take a time to arrive, as Season 6 has yet to be released. Fans who watch the show on Netflix will have to fill the vacuum with something else as season 4 was recently released. Season 7 will most likely be available on Netflix for at least a year after the season finale airs, according to Interview PR. To cut a long tale short, nothing will be available on Netflix before 2023.
Who will return, and who will join them?
Balfe, Heughan, Skelton, and Rankin, among the key cast members, are all scheduled to return for season 7. Laura Donnelly, who plays Jamie Fraser’s sister Jenny Fraser, is currently filming episodes for a different TV series called The Nevers, according to Showbiz CheatSheet, therefore she may not appear much in season 6 or (gasp!) season 7.
We do know that several new characters have joined the cast, based on Season 5. Fergus (César Domboy), Marsali (Lauren Lyle), twins Josiah and Keziah (Paul Gorman), and handmaid Lizzie (Caitlin O’Ryann) are among others who appear in the film. Season 7 may see them resume their roles, depending on what occurs in Season 6. Aside from these positions, it’s too early to say 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 for too long!
Season 7 has a plot. What is it?
Executive producer Matthew B. Roberts expressed excitement for the 12-episode season 7 order while also revealing a big storyline twist, according to Showbiz CheatSheet. Roberts adds that Echo in the Bone will be the season’s inspiration because the show is based on the nine-book series. Fans who have read the books will understand what this means.
The plot recounts Jamie and Claire’s exploits as they travel to America during the American Revolution. They are accompanied by their cousin Ian Murray (John Bell), their old friend Lord John Grey (David Berry), and Jamie’s illegitimate son William Ransom (the young Clark Butler in season 3). Hopefully, this means these characters will return in Season 7.