What will be revealed in Outlander Season 7 now that Season 6 has ended? To find out, keep reading.
Outlander Season 6 began with a gentle, intriguing “calm before the storm,” albeit everyone knows that there’s always a storm coming for these characters as the story progresses each season. Since the debut of the sixth season of Outlander, fans have been speculating about forthcoming plotlines. As the last episode ended on a massive cliffhanger, it appears that the characters and story are upping the stakes even higher for the future season, which is exciting to anticipate.
So, we’ve got all you need to know about the latest filming updates, potential release date, plot, and cast, which will certainly prepare you before diving into the next chapter of this historical drama television series. Here’s all we know about the new updates for Outlander Season 7 so far.
Is Outlander renewed for Season 7?
Yes! Outlander fandom can finally rejoice because the series is coming back for another amazing chapter for these beloved characters. As Outlander Season 7 has been officially renewed. The series recently started its production and the filming is being done much sooner than many fans expected.
This is a positive indication because Outlander Season 7 started production before Season 6 aired its finale episode. So fans won’t have to wait long to delve right back into this series once the official release dates are confirmed by the network in the near future.
Caitriona Balfe who portrays Claire Fraser also shared the news on her official Twitter handle where she quoted, “Here we go …. Season 7!!!!!! What????? Hard to imagine what we thought might be one season in 2013 is still going and we have all you amazing fans to thank!!!!!”
Here we go …. Season 7!!!!!! What????? Hard to imagine what we thought might be one season in 2013 is still going and we have all you amazing fans to thank!!!!! @SamHeughan @SkeltonSophie @RikRankin @Outlander_STARZ @SPTV @TallShipProds ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ pic.twitter.com/WPZXK1Aexj
— Caitríona Balfe (@caitrionambalfe) April 7, 2022
Sam Heughan who portrayed James “Jamie” Fraser also tweeted the update where he quoted, “Wait!!! Is that Outlander season…. 7!?!?!? yazzz”
— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) April 6, 2022
Outlander Season 7 Filming Status
The series production began in Scotland on April 7, 2022, as confirmed by the Outlander official Twitter handle. Take a look at the official announcement below:
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) April 6, 2022
Moreover, the official confirmation about the filming of Outlander Season 7 was announced on Starz’s official Twitter handle, quoting, “#Outlander season 7 is filming now.”
— STARZ (@STARZ) May 5, 2022
Take a look at some of the reported set pictures of the upcoming season.
Outlandish Journeys shared these images from the official Twitter handle, where they quoted, “More pics from the NEW Outlander Season 7 set! Can’t wait to see who lives here in the series, it’s gorgeous! Well done to the fantastic set designers and crew!”
More pics from the NEW Outlander Season 7 set! Can’t wait to see who lives here in the series, it’s gorgeous! Well done to the fantastic set designers and crew! 👏🏻😍 #Outlander #Outlanderseason7 #OutlanderFans #OutlanderSeries #outlanderatmidnight #OutlanderFilming #Scotland pic.twitter.com/21acP2IJmB
— Outlandish Journeys (@OutlandishTour) May 5, 2022
They shared more set pictures and praised the work done by the set designers of the series, “Some new closeups of the latest Outlander Season 7 set…what an amazing job from the set designers and builders! Bravo!”
Some new closeups of the latest Outlander Season 7 set…what an amazing job from the set designers and builders! Bravo! 👏🏻😱😍 #Outlander #OutlanderSeason7 #Droughtlander #OutlanderSeries #OutlanderFans #OutlanderFilming #Scotland pic.twitter.com/wupKxwDt3E
— Outlandish Journeys (@OutlandishTour) May 6, 2022
In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, Maril Davis, executive producer, hinted about what the viewers can expect to see in Season 7, she stated, “This is our biggest season yet. We have so many storylines. So many different places. The trajectory — we cover so much terrain. I really feel sorry for our production designer, art department, costume designer and her team. It’s such a huge season. We almost can’t wrap our arms around it. It’s not only the extra four episodes, it’s just, the Revolution is here. It’s going to be really exciting.”
Outlander Season 7 Potential Release Date
Maril Davis also recently shared some new updates about the production status of the next season of Outlander in an exclusive interview with DigitalSpy, when asked when the next season will premiere, she replied, “I actually don’t know!” She also added, “I haven’t been told when we will be airing season seven, all I know is we are in the beginning of shooting it now, and that’s all I can say. I think we are on a fairly typical schedule but it is a supersized season.”
Hence, there is no official premiere date available for the series as of May 10, 2022. However, several speculations from fans and the pattern of the previous season’s release dates indicate that it will premiere sometime in early to mid-2023.
Moreover, there is a forthcoming prequel series in development where Jamie’s parents will be the subject of the next chapter. Maril Davis didn’t have much to say about the subject, although she did add they’re working on it adding that she hasn’t heard anything about an Outlander Season 8 yet.
Take a look at the post below:
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) May 3, 2022
Outlander Season 7 Expected Plot
According to reports, Outlander Season 7 would be based on Diana Gabaldon’s novel series Echo in the Bone. Viewers can read the book’s description, which is mentioned below, to get a sense of the plot. This will surely give you an idea of what to expect from the series’ next chapter and the concept.
Diana Gabaldon’s website offers the following description of the book which states, “Set in America, London, Canada, and Scotland. The book’s cover image reflects the internal shape of the novel: a caltrop. That’s an ancient military weapon that looks like a child’s jack with sharp points; the Romans used them to deter elephants, and the Highway Patrol still uses them to stop fleeing perps in cars. This book has four significant 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. (1777-1778/1972)”
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) May 1, 2022
Moreover, if Outlander Season 7 follows the plotline of the seventh novel, here are the Echo in the Bone storylines to look forward to and specially highlighted, according to dianagabaldon.com:
“Jamie and Claire Fraser, are now in the midst of the American Revolution; Their daughter Brianna, her husband Roger MacKenzie, and their two children settled at Lallybroch in the 1970′s (finding their feet after their return from the past—but are unaware that that past is just about to leap out at them again)”
“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 Jamie’s nephew Young Ian: his troubled love-life is about to take another sharp left turn.”
Outlander Season 7 Cast
As per reports, the fans can also expect to see familiar faces just like in the previous seasons in order to be consistent with the plot which are stated as follows:
- Sam Heughan as James “Jamie” Fraser
- Caitriona Balfe as Claire Fraser
- Richard Rankin as Roger MacKenzie
- Sophie Skelton as Brianna “Bree” Fraser MacKenzie
- John Bell as Ian Fraser Murray
- Lauren Lyle as Marsali MacKimmie Fraser
- Cesar Domboy as Fergus Claudel Fraser
- Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss
- David Berry as Lord John Grey
In addition, the forthcoming season will have a new cast member. STARZ recently revealed that the part of William Ransom has been cast, with Charles Vandervaart taking over as Jamie’s adult son William. Take a look at the announcement below:
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Outlander Season 7 Expected Episodes
As stated above the upcoming season is reported to be supersized which means Outlander Season 7 will have a total of 16 episodes to make up for the previous season’s lack of episodes due to the Covid-19 shutdown. Season 6 had only 8 episodes which left fans a little underwhelmed. So, the show creators are definitely making up for more episodes in the next season with an average runtime of 61 minutes, as seen in the prior seasons. However, the network will soon release the confirmed details in the coming months as the production concludes.
Where can you stream Outlander Season 7?
When Outlander Season 7 will premiere it is expected to debut 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.
Outlander Season 7 Official Trailer
The show has just been renewed for a seventh season so expecting a trailer for Outlander Season 7 is a little too soon. Hence, no official trailer has been released. In the meantime, check out this exclusive interview with On Demand Entertainment where Caitriona Balfe reflects on her Outlander journey and tells more details about the latest Outlander Season 6.
Catch up on all of Outlander’s previous seasons before Outlander Season 7 makes its debut.