Outlander season 7 is getting extra episodes. A trailer has also been released. Read more about the new episodes of the Starz series here.
- US broadcaster Starz already confirmed a season 7 of “Outlander” in March 2021.
- No less than 16 new episodes will recount the events of the book “Echo of Hope,” which was published by Diana Gabaldon in 2009.
- The first half of the new episodes will start in June 2023.
The US broadcaster Starz is giving “Outlander” a seventh season in extra length. Back in March 2021, the channel announced that the popular time travel drama series around Claire and Jamie Fraser would be continued. But it will be the penultimate season, because the 8th season of “Outlander” is the big series finale.
Outlander Season 7: Start Date
Season 7 of “Outlander” will start on June 16, 2023 on the US channel Starz. However, the season will be divided into two parts, so initially appear eight episodes, part 2 with another 8 episodes will appear only in 2024. You will probably also find “Outlander” season 7 initially only for purchase on Amazon and iTunes, until the latest season appears on Netflix, it takes a very long time.
Outlander Season 7: Trailer
The trailer only shows short clips from the new episodes, but it also features Claire on the gallows with a noose around her neck. Not a good omen, but see for yourself:
In the trailer, Jamie talks about dreaming of Claire surrounded by light. However, it wasn’t candlelight or firelight, so Jamie assumes it must be electric light. He wonders why, if he also dreams about the past, he shouldn’t dream about the future.
Outlander season 7: New intro song by Sinéad O’Connor
It is a tradition for “Outlander” that the popular intro song, the “Skye Boat Song”, is reinterpreted for each season. For season 7, the series creators were able to engage the Irish singer Sinéad O’Connor. You can hear what it sounds like below.
Outlander Season 7: Storyline
Since season 6 of “Outlander” was shorter due to the Corona pandemic and only comprised 8 episodes, season 7 still has to deal with certain sections from the 6th “Outlander” novel “A Breath of Snow and Ashes.” After the season 6 finale, Claire is in prison and is believed to be a murderer. Can she prove her innocence?
Large portions of Season 7 will, of course, be based on “Echo of Hope,” the seventh book by Diana Gabaldon. Showrunner Matthew B. Roberts reveals to U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly, “We can’t wait to get back into the writers’ room.”
In “Echoes of Hope,” Claire and Jamie find themselves in the midst of the American Revolution, while Brianna and her family live in Lallybroch in the 1970s. But they are soon caught up in the past again. In the series, however, the Mackenzies haven’t traveled to the future, so there may be some deviations from the book in their storyline.
Lord John Grey and his stepson William are also involved in the revolution, but fight on the British side. With Ian, things get exciting in love matters.
Outlander Season 7: Cast
Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), Sophie Skelton (Brianna) and Richard Rankin (Roger) will all be part of season 7. In addition, some other fan favorites are also returning: John Bell as Young Ian, Lauren Lyle as Marsali, Cesar Domboy as Fergus, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie and David Berry as Lord John Grey.
In addition, there are still some cliffhangers from season 6 that would require the following actors to return to their “Outlander” characters: Alexander Vlahos as Allan Christie, Mark Lewis Jones as Tom Christie, Brennan Martin as Wendigo Donner, Chris Larkin as Richard Brown, Paul Gorman as Josiah and Keziah Beardsley.
There is also a new cast this season. Jenny Murray is now played by Kristin Atherton instead of Laura Donnelly. The reason for this is that Donnelly is already scheduled for other projects.
Outlander Season 7: Production
Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Andy Harris and Jim Kohlberg will once again serve as executive producers. Filming has been underway since May 2022. Filming on “Outlander” Season 7 was completed in February 2023.