Outlander Season 7: Starz confirms the release date, episode titles, and plot

Outlander Season 7: Starz officially confirms the release date, episode titles, and plot, among other details
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The summer of 2023 broadcasting season can’t get any better! Here’s everything we know about Outlander Season 7 so far.

The historical drama television series based on the Outlander novel series by Diana Gabaldon is officially on its way to 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!”

Additionally, it has been confirmed that Season 7 will be super-sized and will feature 16 episodes which is more than the sixth season which has only 8 episodes. On the other hand, “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. 

The first eight episodes will premiere in 2023, and the next eight episodes will be back sometime 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 of season seven a few hours ago, which are as follows:

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

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 Sunday 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. 

Outlander Season 7: What can the fans expect in the new season?

The season is adapted from the series, which is 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 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.

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 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.

Outlander Season 7 Official Teaser Trailer

The season’s official teaser trailer of 49 seconds was released back on December 23, 2022, which gives glimpses into the future plotlines with a tagline stating, “Dream not only of the past but also of the future.” The clip expands on the television series which is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. 

It has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure in one amazing tale. Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe, and Sam Heughan executive produce. “Outlander,” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures, and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

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

Outlander | Season 7 Official Teaser | STARZ

Outlander Season 8: Is it renewed or not?

If you have been keeping up with this historical drama series, then you know that the much-awaited Outlander Season 8 has been renewed and is officially on the way!

The series was officially picked up by Starz in January 2023 with a 10-episode first season of Outlander: Blood of My Blood, which will focus on Jamie Fraser’s parents, Brian and Ellen Fraser. While the parent series was announced to have been renewed for an eighth and final season by the Straz network. 

Since then, it is obvious that there is still a long way to go before it premieres, as the production hasn’t even begun yet. It is assumed that it is in the early stages of writing because, if you’ve been keeping up with the series’ most recent updates, there is no chance that the eighth season will air this year.

Outlander Season 7: Starz officially confirms the release date, episode titles, and plot, among other details

There have been no other significant updates revealed thus far. Given all these aspects of the show’s current state, the filming of Outlander Season 8 appears to be far off. According to what we’ve heard, the cast and crew will definitely take a break after the hectic schedule for filming the seventh season for the whole year.

This will eventually lead to the production of the final season commencing sometime later this year, or maybe once the new season starts airing the episodes. The release date for Season 8 has not been announced or hinted at by the creators. It is speculated to arrive before the end of 2024 or sometime in 2025.

That would enable the show to continue airing for a while. Furthermore, it might be extended even further if the debut of Outlander: Blood of My Blood occurs before the release of season 8. Of course, at this point, everything is speculative! So, we ask the fans to keep a closer eye on social media for all the latest details.

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