Outlander Season 7: Release Date, Cast and Everything We Know

Season 6 ended on a massive cliffhanger, and Outlander season 7 updates like a new featurette indicate the story will likely cover a lot of ground. Based on Diana Gabaldon's best-selling book series, Outlander season 6 covers much of her book A Breath of Snow and Ashes but Outlander season 6 had only eight episodes. The final chapters of the book along with Gabaldon's seventh book, An Echo in the Bone, will now all be featured in Outlander season 7, which means audiences should prepare for an eventful ride.

The Outlander season 6 finale was an action-packed episode, with Claire and Jamie's standoff against Richard Brown and the safety committee resulting in a massive shootout and witch hunt against Claire.

With options limited, Claire agrees to stand trial and Tom Christie surfaces as her mysterious protector after she and Jamie are separated en route. Meanwhile, Brianna and Roger journey to Roger's seminary school and discover a birthmark on Jemmie that finally confirms Roger as his true father. Yet, while much happened in the Outlander season 6 ending, readers of Diana Gabaldon's books will know that what did not happen is far more interesting.

The Latest Outlander Season 7 News

The most recent Outlander season 7 updates arrive in the form of a featurette that was made available on the Stars Youtube page.

In the featurette, the main actors of the show, including Sam Heughan (Jaime Fraser), Caitríona Balfe(Claire Fraser), and many others talk about how much bigger Outlander season 7 is compared to the other seasons and how excited they are to see the response from fans and to see how America reacts to the story. The interviews are intercut with typically ambitious-looking shots of that war that the show has been leading to for years.

Outlander Season 7 Release Date

The biggest news when it comes to Outlander season 7 updates is that the season will be split into two parts. After the last season of Outlander had only eight episodes — mostly thanks to the shutdown of production during the pandemic — the new season will be supersized.

The news is that it won't end up dropping over 16 weeks on Starz. Instead, the show will get the first eight episodes out and then take a break before picking up and releasing the second eight in 2024.

In related Outlander season 7 updates, Diana Gabaldon revealed that the new season will be set in America, London, Canada, and Scotland, but, as is tradition for the show, filming will be primarily in Scotland. The official release date for the new season is June 16, 2023. The show will be split into two halves, with the first half having eight episodes. There is no word on when the second half of Outlander season 7 will air other than that it is planned for 2024.

Will Outlander Season 7 Be The Show's Last?

Outlander season 7 will not be the last for the popular Starz show. Starz also renewed the series for season 8, which will be Outlander's last season. There are 11 novels in the Outlander series, so there is plenty of material for the show to cover from the source. While season 7 is set to cover the events of the novel An Echo In The Bone, there are still at least four more novels with information the season could use. The only information confirmed for season 8 of Outlander so far is that actress Catriona Balfe is set to direct an episode in the season. Outlander viewers won't have to say goodbye to Outlander's intriguing setting for long, as there will be a spinoff series called Outlander: Blood of My Blood, which will focus on Jamie's parents.

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