Outlander, based on the historical novels by Diana Gabaldon, has begun filming season 6 and was recently renewed for a seventh season. Claire Randall/(Caitriona Fraser’s Balfe) and Jamie Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) love tale has swept fans off their feet with awe and wonder since 2014. Despite the fact that historical dramas like The Crown and Versailles exist, there is nothing exactly like this series.
Since the epidemic interrupted production, fans have been re-watching the series on Netflix up until season 4 and Starz up until season 5. According to what we know so far, season 6 will premiere in early 2021, implying that season 7 will follow soon after, or… perhaps not? Things were tense after Claire and crew took retribution on her horrible captors in the season 5 finale, and now, with a whole season ahead of us, what do we know about season 7?
When will Season 7 be released?
After Starz officially revealed that there will be another season after Season 6 wraps up production, fans are eagerly anticipating the release date. Sophie Skelton, who plays Brianna, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), and Caitriona Balfe all came down for a quick video to tease and confirm season 7 is a go in a video shared on the Outlander Instagram account.
As previously said, since Season 6 has yet to be released, it may be some time before Season 7 is available. Season 4 of the show was just launched on Netflix, so those who watch it there will have to find something else to fill the hole. Season 7 will most likely be available on Netflix for at least a year or longer after the season finale airs, according to Interview PR. To cut a long tale short, don’t expect anything on Netflix until 2023.
What characters will be returning, and who will join them?
Balfe, Heughan, Skelton, and Rankin, among the key cast members, are all slated to reprise their roles in season 7. Laura Donnelly, who plays Jamie’s sister Jenny Fraser, is currently recording episodes for a new TV series called The Nevers, according to Showbiz CheatSheet, so there may not be much of her in season 6 or (gasp!) season 7.
Based on Season 5, we know that some new characters have joined the cast. Fergus (César Domboy), Marsali (Lauren Lyle), Josiah and Keziah (Paul Gorman), and handmaid Lizzie (Caitlin O’Ryann) are among the cast members. They may repeat their roles in season 7 depending on what occurs in season 6. Aside from these roles, it’s too early to predict who will return, who will not, and which fresh faces will be introduced to the cast. Hopefully, the filmmakers will not keep us waiting for too long!
What is the seventh season’s plot?
Executive producer Matthew B. Roberts expressed excitement for the 12-episode order for season 7 while also revealing a big storyline twist, according to Showbiz CheatSheet. Because the show is based on the nine-book series, Roberts says that Echo in the Bone will serve as the season’s inspiration. Fans who have read the novels will have a good notion of what that means. The basic plot follows Jamie and Claire as they travel to America during the American Revolution. In season 3, they are joined by their nephew Ian Murray (John Bell), their old friend Lord John Grey (David Berry), and Jamie’s illegitimate son William Ransom (the young Clark Butler). Hopefully, this means that these characters will return in Season 7.
Brianna and her husband Roger, who has returned to the twentieth century with their two children, Jem and Mandy, are also featured in the novel. Since the show has stayed true to Diana Gabaldon’s series, season 7 is likely to be the same.