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‘Outlander’ Season 7: Premiere Date, Cast, Plot All Details Inside

The final episode of Season 6 of Outlander airs on May 1, but Claire and Jamie Fraser’s adventures are far from ended. In the spring of 2021, the programme received a seventh season renewal. According to Christina Davis, president of original programming for Starz, “Outlander embraces everything about our [#TakeTheLead] strategy including a dynamic female lead character and an incredible team of storytellers.” The upcoming season will feature more time travel as well as the exploits of Claire and Jamie in America during the Revolution.

The pandemic caused the sixth season of the show to be shortened to eight episodes. Only the most important details from the equivalent sixth book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, were retained in the process. According to executive producer Maril Davis of Entertainment Tonight, “We basically tried our best to keep everyone safe so we could continue to present the kind of tales we wanted.” We’re going to give you a supersized Season 7 with 16 episodes because the sixth season was cut short.

Here is everything else about Season 7 that we currently know.

Outlander Season 7 Premiere

Seasons of Outlander usually debut in the fall or spring, but because to the pandemic, the show has had extended pauses in between episodes. They’re “about to go back and shoot Season 7,” according to Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie, in an interview with Watch What Happens Live from March 10. Then, on April 6, Heughan revealed they were definitely back on set by sharing a picture of himself with his cast mates on Twitter.

Since it takes around a year to film and create a season, our best guess for when it will premiere is in the spring of 2023.

Outlander Season 7 Cast

Jamie and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) will be returning for Season 7, as well as their daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), and son-in-law, Roger (Richard Rankin).

Some of the old characters that will appear in the future season may surprise viewers, according to a Starz announcement made on October 11. As Dougal MacKenzie, Jamie’s uncle who passed away in Season 2, Graham McTavish is scheduled to return. Additionally announced to return in Season 7 are Nell Hudson (Laoghaire, Jamie’s ex-wife), Steven Cree (Ian Murray), and Lotte Verbeek (Gellis Duncan). Along with these returning fan favourites, a large number of new actors are appearing in the “supersized” season, including Gloria Obianyo as Mercy Woodcock, Rod Hallett as Benedict Arnold, Chris Fulton as Rob Cameron, Diarmaid Murtagh as Buck MacKenzie, Kristin Atherton as Jenny Murray, Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, and Joey Phillips as Rachel Hunter (Denzell Hunter).

Although the show centers on Claire and Jamie’s love story, in a January 2022 interview with Vanity Fair, Balfe hinted that she’s ready to move on after Season 7. “We will have hit the almost 10-year mark by the end of that, which feels like a nice kind of time frame,” she said, but added that “those decisions are far above my pay grade.” Balfe also noted that she’s hoping to dive into theater and film, and was disappointed that her requests to direct episodes in Outlander Season 7 “[fell] a little on deaf ears,” she said. “It would’ve been the perfect chance for me in a very safe space. … It’s a shame, but out of my hands.”

Outlander Season 7 Plot

Each season of the show roughly corresponds to one of the nine books in the same-titled series by Diana Gabaldon. The eleventh novel is what she is presently working on. So the programme might theoretically run for a ninth or tenth season as long as it continues to draw viewers. The author teased that Book Ten, which stars Jamie Fraser and Claire Beauchamp Randall Fraser, “could be the last of my Outlander novels.” Or maybe not!

Season 7 will likely follow the events of Gabaldon’s seventh book, An Echo in the Bone. In the novel, Brianna, Roger, and their son, Jem, are living in their present. 

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