Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect

Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect
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When is the series returning for another season? Read on to find out more about Outlander Season 7.

If you recall what Claire said in the finale episode of the last season, quote, “There’s nothing else to do, is there? “Nothing else but wait.” to which Jamie replied, “I might say an act of contrition. We always did that the night before a battle. Just in case.” Then we can understand why the fans are curious to know what happens next in the tale of these two beloved characters. 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.

Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect

So, it’s obvious why the die-hard fans have already begun to speculate this early on about the series’ release date, plot, and cast members as they eagerly await the new episodes. Many questions like “Will it be back in 2023?” or “What is the anticipated debut date?” have started to pop up on Outlander’s social media platforms. Don’t worry; we are here to give you some relief. If you’re looking forward to knowing about the upcoming season, then you’ve come to the right place as we’ve compiled all of the relevant information on Outlander Season 7 since the last season’s premiere.

Here is everything we know about Outlander Season 7.

Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect

Outlander Season 7 Estimated Release Date

Outlander Season 7 was announced on March 14, 2021. Since then, the prospective premiere date has yet to be acknowledged, but the production for season seven began in April 2022, while filming began in May 2022 in Scotland, which seems like it’s aiming for a late 2022 or early 2023 premiere on the network. On the other hand, it is expected that the new episodes will premiere in the same time slot of 9 p.m. ET on a weekly basis. We would like to highlight that this is just speculation at this point in time and will be confirmed by the network in the coming months.

Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect

Outlander Season 7 Plot: What to expect in the upcoming season?

Nothing major has been revealed about the plot, but the seventh season is being made based on a book titled, “An Echo in the Bone,” which is the seventh book in the Outlander series of novels by Diana Gabaldon. The book follows the adventures of Claire and Jamie Fraser continue in America during the Revolution, joined variously by their nephew Ian Murray, longtime friend Lord John Grey, and Jamie’s illegitimate son, William Ransom. The plot also follows Jamie and Claire’s daughter Brianna and her husband Roger MacKenzie, who has finally managed to return to the 20th century with their two young children, Jeremiah and Mandy.

“One of the many joys of our epic story is the element of time travel which allows us to revisit some of our favorite characters in different times and places, and we’re thrilled to welcome back so many familiar faces for season seven,” said Matthew B. Roberts, showrunner, writer and executive producer, in a statement. “In addition to our returning cast, we’re also excited to welcome several new actors to the Outlander family and cannot wait to introduce them to fans in our extended season.”

During Josh Horowitz’s ‎Happy Sad Confused podcast, Caitriona Balfe highlights that it’s going to be “difficult” to film Outlander Season 7 according to the two scripts Balfe got in late 2021. She expressed her views stating, “At 3.30 this morning when I was feeding my son, I got an email with the first two scripts and I started reading the first episode, then my eyes were getting crossed so I’ll have to look at that another time!” 

Further adding, “The first two eps are in my inbox so it’s exciting, we’re gearing up to get back on it. It’ll be a tough one, we’ll be shooting for a whole year. So, in the words of Dougal McKenzie, we’re going to gird our loins.” She also quipped about how Heughan will handle Season 7’s yearlong shoot. “Sam’ll probably be on his seventh almanac at that point. He’s an Energizer bunny… I’m like, ‘Where do you get your energy from, and please send some this way!'”

Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect

Outlander Season 7: New Cast Updates

The cast members who will reprise their roles with some new members are as follows: Caitríona Balfe as Claire Randall Fraser, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield, Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall, John Bell as Young Ian Murray, David Berry as Lord John Grey, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Wemyss Beardsley, Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Maria Doyle Kennedy as Jocasta Cameron Innes, Mark Lewis Jones as Thomas Christie, Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie, Paul Gorman as Josiah and Keziah Beardsley, and Andrew Adair and Matthew Adair as Jemmy MacKenzie. 

Several new actors will be joining the cast too, including Gloria Obianyo as Mercy Woodcock, a free Black woman navigating the hardships of life in Colonial America; Rod Hallett as Benedict Arnold, the notorious Revolutionary soldier, turned traitor; Chris Fulton as Rob Cameron, a new acquaintance of Roger and Brianna; Diarmaid Murtagh as Buck MacKenzie, the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan, and Roger’s ancestor, a role previously played by Graham McTavish in season five, and Kristin Atherton as Jenny Murray, Jamie’s sister, and Young Ian’s mother, a role originated by Laura Donnelly in seasons one through three. 

Roberts, along with Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe, and Sam Heughan, serve as executive producers on Outlander, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures, and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect

Outlander Season 7: Episodes and streaming options

Outlander Season 7 will have 16 episodes to make up for the previous season’s lack of episodes, with an average runtime of 61 minutes, as seen in the last season. However, the network will soon release the confirmed details in the coming months. We suggest fans keep a close eye on the social media platforms of the series to know about all the latest updates and get a first look at the best images and clips from the set.

“What we did was we took the four episodes that we would have filmed [for season six] and we are now having them at the beginning of season seven, so season seven is going to be a 16 episode season,” Caitriona Balfe explained exclusively to Digital Spy. “I think in that way we are still able to do Outlander in the way we’ve always been able to do it, we take our time, we allow the story to unfold…”

When available to stream, Outlander Season 7, along with all the previous seasons, 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. 

Outlander Season 7: Estimated release date and what to expect

Catch up on all the previous seasons while you wait for more updates on Outlander Season 7.