Is the Outlander prequel series still happening on Starz or not? Continue reading to find out more about Outlander: Blood of My Blood.
Attention Fans! The Outlander universe is expanding! There is much more for you to look forward to in this beloved franchise, and it is now evident that the show is not stopping anytime soon. Starz has confirmed that an Outlander prequel series titled “Blood of My Blood” is in the works. The television series is inspired by Gabaldon’s international bestselling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The “Outlander” television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure in one amazing tale.
The love shown by the viewers is evident as the show has become one of the most-watched Starz shows of all time, with the last season having an 89% rating on Rotten Tomatoes with an average rating of 7.8/10 based on 9 reviews. While on Metacritic, it has an average rating of 76 out of 100, which makes it understandable why the show creators are expanding it further for the fans to be invested in other stories and character arcs. If you’re looking forward to knowing about the upcoming series, then you’ve come to the right place, as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on the prequel since the official announcement.
Here is everything we know about Outlander: Blood of My Blood.
Outlander: Blood of My Blood Official Announcement
Speculation about an Outlander prequel began last summer. The official social media handle of the series eventually confirmed the news on August 4, 2022, among their followers, quoting, “The #Outlander universe is expanding! “Outlander: Blood of My Blood, a prequel that will follow the love story of Jamie Fraser’s parents, is officially in development at STARZ.” Take a look at the official post below.
The #Outlander universe is expanding! Outlander: Blood of My Blood, a prequel that will follow the love story of Jamie Fraser’s parents, is officially in development at STARZ.
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) August 4, 2022
Outlander: Blood of My Blood Speculated Release Date
As of October 31, 2022, the network has not formally verified the series, and the prospective premiere date has yet to be acknowledged. In addition to this, the current production status of the series has also not been revealed by the network. On the other hand, Outlander is currently in production on season 7, which will adapt Echo in the Bone and will begin adapting Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, the seventh and eighth books, respectively, of the Outlander series by Gabaldon. So, it is way too soon for us to predict the potential release date, so we suggest that the fans be patient and follow the social media handles of the series to get all the latest updates on time.
Outlander: Blood of My Blood Plot
As highlighted in the official press release by Starz, The writers’ room for the new drama series, which will follow the love story of Jamie Fraser’s (Sam Heughan) parents, Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, has officially opened. Gabaldon revealed in February she’s writing a prequel book about Jamie’s parents.
“Outlander is a riveting show that from season to season has captured the hearts of its fans around the world,” said Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming at Starz. “We are excited to peel back the layers of this vibrant world to bring our audience the origin of where it all began. Matthew, Maril, and Ronald will continue to bring their excellent vision and creativity to this new iteration, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.”
What did the author say about Outlander: Blood of My Blood?
Following the announcement by Deadline that the Outlander prequel, “Outlander: Blood Of My Blood,” is in development at Starz, Diana Gabaldon revealed that her participation has yet to be confirmed. Gabaldon is the author of the Outlander book series on which the show is based. She announced she was working on a prequel book following the love story of Jamie Fraser’s parents, Brian and Ellen – as is the prequel series – in February.
“Well…THIS is interesting…Note that I have no idea what a ‘Consulting Producer’ is, and no one has talked to me about being one,” Gabaldon wrote via her official Facebook account early Friday. “This doesn’t mean that I won’t be involved with the show, but I have no details at the moment.”
She continued, “Yes, I am writing Brian and Ellen’s story. I have no idea what the timing of the show might be, or to what extent the show-runners plan to use the book (insofar as it exists by that point). ‘In development’ is not the same thing as being green-lit; it just means they’re starting to put together pieces. I’m just mentioning it here because Starz announced it today on Twitter and Facebook, so figured everyone would be wanting to know about it.”
Outlander: Blood of My Blood Cast and Crew
The main and recurring cast members of the series are not announced as of October 31, 2022. So, we can’t speculate about the actors’ names and their respective character’s arcs, among other details, this early on. We suggest that the viewers should be patient and wait for more developments. In addition to this, Matthew B. Roberts will write Outlander: Blood of My Blood and will serve as showrunner and executive producer. He is also the showrunner and executive producer for the flagship series, which is currently in production on Season 7.
Maril Davis will also executive produce the prequel with Ronald D. Moore, who developed Outlander for TV under their production banner Tall Ship Productions. Story Mining & Supply Company will also EP with Diana Gabaldon, whose novels inspired the franchise, serving as a consulting producer. Outlander: Blood of My Blood will be produced by Sony Pictures Television. Executive Vice President of Original Programming Karen Bailey will oversee the prequel on behalf of Starz.
Outlander: Blood of My Blood: Where to stream?
When available, Outlander: Blood of My Blood is expected to stream, along with all the other seasons, which will be available to stream on STARZ and the STARZ app, with new episodes, most likely premiering on Sunday nights. Moreover, the previous seasons of Outlander can currently be viewed on Amazon, the STARZ app, Netflix, and Hulu based on the region you live in and the membership plan the viewers can choose from and explore the vast catalog of the streaming service.
Catch up on all the previous seasons while you wait for more updates on Outlander: Blood of My Blood.