Outlander Season 7: Release date, trailer, cast, plot and more

Outlander Season 7: Has the trailer dropped for the new season?
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The countdown is on, and there is nothing the Frasers can’t overcome! Here is everything we know so far about
Outlander Season 7.

Droughtlander is finally over! A few moments ago, the network officially dropped a brand new Outlander Season 7 trailer which showcases that the seventh season delves into the life of Claire and Jaime, who are still making their way through the New World. Outlander’s seventh season will pick up after the events of the Season 6 finale, which saw Claire arrested by Richard Brown for the murder of Malva Christie and for being a witch.

The trailer also follows the harrowing events of the last season where Jamie and Young Ian race to rescue Claire before she’s tried and wrongfully convicted for the murder of Malva Christie. But their mission is complicated by the beginning of a geopolitical firestorm: The American Revolution has arrived. In the seventh season of Outlander, Jamie, Claire, and their family are caught in the violent birth pains of an emerging nation as armies march to war and British institutions crumble in the face of armed rebellion.

The land the Frasers call home is changing – and they must change with it. In order to protect what they’ve built, the Frasers have to navigate the perils of the Revolutionary War. They learn that sometimes to defend what you love, you have to leave it behind. As the conflict draws them out of North Carolina and into the heart of this fight for independence, Jamie, Claire, Brianna, and Roger are faced with impossible decisions that have the potential to tear their family apart.

Take a look at the official Outlander Season 7 trailer below: 

Outlander | Season 7 Official Trailer | STARZ

Outlander Season 7 Release Date: When will it premiere?

The historical drama television series based on the Outlander novel series by Diana Gabaldon is officially making its return this summer season on Friday, June 16, 2023, at midnight ET via streaming and internationally on the Lionsgate+ premium streaming platform in the UK. On the other hand, for linear viewers, the show will premiere every Friday, at 8 p.m. ET/PT in the U.S. 

Moreover, the network has also released the new first-look pictures from Outlander Season 7 which is based on the Outlander novel series by Diana Gabaldon. Take a look at the post as shared on the official Twitter handle, quoting, “Summer on Fraser’s Ridge sounds lovely, don’t you think? That’s why I’m excited to announce that #Outlander Season 7 officially premieres on JUNE 16!”

Outlander Season 7 Plot: What book is the new season based on?

The upcoming season is adapted from 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 as they 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 have finally managed to return to the 20th century with their two young children, Jeremiah and Mandy.

If you want to read the novel before the season premiere in order to understand the plot and get hidden details of the season – Click here!

Outlander Season 7 Cast: Who are expected to return?

The cast members who will reprise their roles 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 which includes:

  • 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
  • Kristin Atherton as Jenny Murray, Jamie’s sister, and Young Ian’s mother, 

Other new faces which are hinted at in the official trailer includes Izzy Meikle-Small as Rachel Hunter and Joey Phillips as Denzell Hunter. Moreover, Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe, and Sam Heughan executive produce the series, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures, and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Outlander's Newest Cast for Season 7 | STARZ

Outlander Season 7 Episodes and Streaming Options

The seventh season will be super-sized and will feature 16 episodes which is more than the sixth season which has only 8 episodes. The first eight episodes will be aired weekly in two parts like the first season, and the next eight episodes will be back in 2024. Moreover, the good news stops right there, as the Starz network blessed the fandom with the reveal of the official episode titles of the first eight episodes, which are as follows:

  • Season 7 Episode 1:  A Life Well Lost – June 16, 2023
  • Season 7 Episode 2: The Happiest Place on Earth – June 23, 2023
  • Season 7 Episode 3: Death Be Not Proud – June 30, 2023 
  • Season 7 Episode 4: A Most Uncomfortable Woman – TBA
  • Season 7 Episode 5: Singapore – TBA
  • Season 7 Episode 6: Where the Waters Meet – TBA
  • Season 7 Episode 7: A Practical Guide for Time Travelers – TBA
  • Season 7 Episode 8: Turning Points – TBA

Until the premiere, the fans will have to be patient and stream the prior episodes which are available to stream on STARZ and the STARZ app, with new episodes, most likely premiering on Friday nights. Moreover, the previous seasons can currently be viewed on Amazon, the STARZ app, Netflix, and Hulu, depending on the region you live in and the membership plan you choose, so you can explore the vast catalog of the streaming service. It is internationally distributed by Sony Pictures Television.

Outlander Season 7 Official Stills

While you wait for the new episodes to release, you can check out these new exclusive stills below, which give us a good insight into the characters that followed the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945, who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743 Scotland. When forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous young Scottish warrior, Claire’s heart is torn between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives:

While you wait for more updates, let us know in the comments if you’ll be streaming Outlander Season 7 or not.