Season 7 of Outlander is coming, but unlike our favorite character Claire, we can’t just jump forward in time to see how the new episodes go.
The Frasers and their family are trying to build a nice, quiet life in 18th-century North Carolina. The sixth season of the time-traveling period drama came out on Starz/Starzplay in March 2022.
Their lives are never calm, and the fact that the Revolutionary War is about to start doesn’t help.
At the end of season six, Claire was in serious danger because her family members, including Jamie, Young Ian, Bree, Roger, Fergus, and Marsali, were scattered all over the land.
So, what will happen in the seventh season of Outlander? Here’s all the information you need.
Outlander Season 7 Cast
We know the main cast will be back. Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin are all in this group. Some of the other actors are being watched, but we know we’ll see some of them again. These things are:
We also hope that David Berry, Lauren Lyle, and Cesar Domboy will come back, even if it’s just for one or two episodes.
There was a big news story recently. Adult William has been found for Outlander. The role will now be played by Charles Vandervart.
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Outlander Season 7 Plot
Season 7 of Outlander is based on the seventh book, An Echo in the Bone. Considering this, we can piece together the next chapter.
Gabaldon’s website describes the work as having four key storylines: Jamie and Claire, Roger and Brianna (and family), Lord John and William, and Young Ian.
According to the book, we’ll still be following the Fraser family in the 1700s, throughout the American Revolution, with Jamie becoming increasingly involved. If all goes according to plan, our dashing hero will end himself encountering his old buddy Lord John and Lord John’s’son’ William.
The Netflix series isn’t 100% accurate to Outlander’s novel timeline. Like previous seasons, we don’t know which part of Outlander will be adapted. A Breath of Snow and Ashes and Written In My Own Heart’s Blood may also appear.
Denzell and Rachel Hunter are also expected to appear in the future series, so it’s probable it will adapt some of the seventh Outlander novel, An Echo in the Bone.
Little Ian’s affection for Rachel is a crucial plot factor in this novel and the next. Not only Rachel gets involved with the family. Denzell attracts Lord John’s niece Dottie, who joins the household as William’s lover.
Outlander season 7 will contain Jamie’s hidden son William Ransom, who we last saw as a child. William will return as an adult, still oblivious of his true father…for now. Charles Vandervaart will play the grown-up William in 2022.
The series will presumably follow the book’s premise and follow the man as he joins the British Army to quiet the American Colonies. Maril Davis said Vandervaart will play William in Outlander season 7.
Davis: “Fans have been eager to see William Ransom.” Finding someone with the talent and physicality to play Jamie’s kid was difficult, but Charles’ charisma was clear during auditions. We’re anxious to see what he brings to William’s multi-layered journey.
When discussing Outlander season 7, we must also consider season 6’s unanswered questions and cliffhanger. Claire and Jamie fight to safeguard their home in season 6, episode 8, but the townsfolk demand that Claire stand trial for the death of Malva Christie.
Jamie must plan a prison break before Claire’s execution if she’s found guilty. Next season will feature a freedom attempt and uncover who killed Malva.
Next season will explore Wendigo Donner’s return and how it affects the family. Brianna announced she was pregnant again last season, so she and Rodger must decide how to raise their children.
The Frasers are in for a drama-filled, action-packed episode. We’ll keep you updated.
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Outlander Season 7 Release Date
It doesn’t come as a surprise that we don’t yet know when the show will start. We had heard that the season would start at the end of 2022 or the beginning of 2023. At this point, it looks like this will happen more in 2023 than in 2022, since filming didn’t start as soon as planned in early 2022.
There’s a chance that the season will be broken up into two parts. As the date gets closer, we’ll be sure to keep an eye on any plans for that.
If the release date of early 2023 is correct, we should know for sure by the end of this year.