Bad news for Outlander lovers! Because of the COVID-19 outbreak, the sixth season of Diana Gabaldon’s time-travelling epic romance, which premiered in March 2022, was reduced to eight episodes. The good news is that Season 7 will have a 16-episode run, and production has already begun!
“Outlander Season 7 is in production! The cast and crew are back at it!” a picture of the cast including Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin and Sophie Skelton was posted on the show’s official Twitter account on April 6, 2022.
Here we go… Season 7!!!!!!!!!!” Balfe wrote in another tweet. What????? What we believed would be just one season in 2013 is still continuing strong, and we owe it to you, our loyal supporters! With the message “Wait!!!,” Heughan tweeted the identical picture as Balfe. Is this the seventh season of Outlander? yazzz”)
While filming Season 7, Heughan donned a wig of his alter ego Jamie Fraser’s trademark red hair, which was reported by the Daily Mail.
What’s new with our favourite swoony drama? We’ve got you covered. Everything we know thus far about Outlander Season 7 is below.
There Will Be Sixteen Episodes in Season 7
The sixth season of Outlander was cut short due to the epidemic. No need to be concerned, though, supporters. Starz has now announced a new, sixteen-episode season seven to make up for the “droughtlander.”
In a statement, Outlander showrunner Matthew B. Roberts stated, “We are delighted to get into the editing studio to work on bringing the viewers one step closer to rejoining with the family back on Fraser’s Ridge.”
In order to provide the fans with the most vivid and active season possible as soon as feasible, we have made the decision to abbreviate the season in 2021 due to an unprecedented set of obstacles. When things get back to normal, Dinna fash, we’ll shoot an extra 16 episodes for Season 7 next year.
Executive producer Maril Davis even went so far as to term the upcoming season “supersized” in an interview with ET.
What New Faces Might We Expect in the Upcoming Seventh Season of Outlander?
William Ransom, Jamie’s hidden kid with Geneva Dunsany, is expected to appear in Season 7, according to the Daily Record in the UK. It’s safe to assume that William, who was last seen as a youngster in the show, will now be played by an adult.
The plum role may go to… Chris Mason, Tom York from Poldark and even singer-songwriter Ed Sheeran have all been mentioned by fans in the Daily Record.
Are There Any Spoilers for the Upcoming Seventh Season of Outlander?
However, Balfe has stated that the two Season 7 scripts she received in late 2021 would be “tough” to film.
She received the first two scripts in an email while caring for her infant. On Josh Horowitz’s Happy Sad Confused podcast, she commented, “I started reading the first episode, but my eyes went crossed.”
It’s great to get back on track now that the first two episodes have arrived in my inbox. A year of filming is going to be a difficult task. Dougal McKenzie declares, “We’re going to gird our loins.”
As a side note, she joked that Heughan would be in charge of the year-long production of Season 7. “Sam will be using his sixth almanack by then. ” He’s my Energizer… Please, if you’d be so kind as to do so.
Which Locations Were Used for Season 7 of Outlander
As a stand-in for North Carolina, Outlander is shot in Scotland.
Is Season 7 of Outlander the Final Season?
There are 10 books in the Diana Gabaldon series, which suggests that there may be ten seasons of the programme.
“Until Claire and Jamie are 100,” according to the show’s producer Maril Davies, if the network, Sony, and the performers are all on board.
When the show’s 10-year anniversary comes around, Caitriona Balfe tells Vanity Fair that it could be a “good kind of time frame” to wrap things up.
Outlander Season 8: Will It Happen?
However, when Starz renewed the series for Season 7, they stated that they will continue until the novels were finished.
Christina Davis, Starz’s President of Original Programming, says, “Starz is committed to investing in unapologetic, bold premium storytelling that amplifies various views and places a spotlight on women in front of and behind the camera..”
Outlander epitomises what we believe in thanks to a strong female protagonist and a talented team of writers. You can look forward to more time travel this season, as well as Claire and Jamie’s adventures in America during the Revolutionary War.
Season 7 of Outlander
“We’ll keep doing this until Claire and Jamie are 100,” executive producer Maril Davis remarked at a TCA discussion for the series.
In all sincerity, yes. Still, there are a lot of books out there to be read. As long as we have the support of Sony and Starz, we’ll keep going, as long as the actors are on board.
However, Balfe told Vanity Fair in January 2021 that she could enjoy a night out with Season 7 and her friends. It will be almost ten years by the end of the season, which she described as “a beautiful type of time span,” but she added, “But we don’t know.” I have no business making such kinds of judgments.
In March 2021, Starz will make the formal announcement that Outlander will return for a seventh season.
Take the lead, Starz’s TakeTheLead initiative, is all about investing in “unapologetic, bold premium storytelling that amplifies diverse perspectives and spotlights women in front of and behind the camera,” said Christina Davis, President of Original Programming for Starz in a statement.
In addition to a strong female protagonist and an outstanding creative team, the smash-hit television series ‘Outlander’ epitomises all we stand for. In the upcoming season, we may expect to see more of Claire and Jamie’s exploits in America during the Revolutionary War, as well as more time travel.
Starz has given us the opportunity to continue the epic ‘Outlander’ journey, Roberts added. “We are incredibly grateful.”
When Will the Seventh Season of Outlander Premiere?
Diana Gabaldon’s continuous novel series of the same name serves as the inspiration for the historical drama series Outlander. The drama aired on Starz on August 9, 2014, developed by Ronald D. Moore.
As Claire Randall, Caitriona Balfe portrays the remarried Second World War military nurse from Scotland who is suddenly thrust into the year 1743.
A Tacksman of Gabaldon’s fictitious Clan Fraser of Lovat, she meets, falls in love with, and marries a handsome Highland warrior called Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and becomes engaged in the Jacobite rebellion.
The first season of the television series, which consists of 16 episodes (issued in two halves), is based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander novel (known as Cross Stitch in the United Kingdom).
Season 2 of Dragonfly in Amber, which aired from April to July 2016, has a total of 13 episodes. It ran from September to December 2017 for the 13-episode third season, which was based on Voyager.
After a 13-episode run from November 2018 to January 2019, the fourth season was premiered. The Fiery Cross was the inspiration for the fifth season, which ran from February to May 2020 and had 12 episodes.
For the sixth and seventh seasons, the show will be based on A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo in the Bone, respectively, with an 8-episode sixth season.
On March 6, 2022, the sixth season premiere. A prequel series is reportedly in the works, according to rumours that surfaced in February 2022.
The fact that production began before Season 6 had finished broadcasting is a promising hint that this Droughtlander won’t be as lengthy as the last one, but it’s too soon to know when we could see Season 7. Season 7 will most likely not premiere until 2023, at the earliest.