Outlander Season 7 Release Date: Claire and Jamie Fraser (Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan) at Fraser's Ridge have been in eight episodes of drama in Season 6 of Outlander. Now that the season finale has aired, we're back in a Droughtlander, but fans will be glad to hear that the epic time-traveling fantasy show has already been picked up for the seventh season.
Starz confirmed the news in March 2021, saying, “We look forward to following Claire and Jamie's adventures in America during the Revolution as well as more time travel during this next season.” Here's what we know so far about Outlander Season 7.
When Will the Season 7 of Outlander Come Out?
Season 7 of Outlander doesn't have a release date yet, but work on the new season has already begun. On April 6, 2022, Starz made it official that filming had begun by tweeting, “The cast and crew are back to work! #Outlander Season 7 is in production!”
The new show could take up to a year to film, and Scotland will stand in for North Carolina. Fans had to wait two years between Season 5 and Season 6 of Droughtlander, so hopefully this time it won't be as long. In late spring 2023, viewers might be able to watch the seventh season.
Who is in the Cast of Outlander Season 7?
Claire and Jamie Fraser's roles are being played again by Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan. Brianna will be played by Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin will be back as Roger. Mark Lewis Jones, who plays Tom Christie, John Bell, who plays Young Ian, and Alexander Vlahos, who plays Allan Christie, is also likely to come back.
Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek), Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish), Brian Fraser (Andrew Whipp), Ian Murray (Steven Cree), Laoghaire Fraser (Nell Hudson), and Joan MacKimmie will all be back in the next season (Layla Burns).
What Will Happen in Outlander Season 7?
There were some big cliffhangers at the end of season six that are sure to be answered in season seven. Claire is in jail in Wilmington, and she could be tried for killing Malva Christie, Tom Christie's daughter. If she is found guilty, she could be sentenced to death by hanging.
Jamie, on the other hand, was just saved from Richard Brown's Committee of Safety, and he is now on his way to save her with Young Ian and John Quincy Myers, likely planning another prison break.
In the seventh season, we also need to find out who really killed Malva and what Wendigo Donner's return to the present means for the Fraser family. The Fraser family will face a lot more danger in the future.
Claire's arrival in Wilmington at the end of season six's finale gave a hint of the growing unrest in the country, and season seven will show how close the Revolutionary War (the American War of Independence) is getting to Fraser's Ridge.
An Echo in the Bone, the seventh book by Diana Gabaldon, is set between 1776 and 1778. The Declaration of Independence was signed on July 4, 1776, and the war lasted until 1783.
Fans of the books know that the Fraser family gets pulled into the war and that Jamie ends up fighting against his friend Lord John and Lord John's “son” William, who is actually Jamie's biological son.
There will also be a new family member. In season six, Brianna said she was expecting her second child, which could force her and Roger to make big decisions about where and when they want to raise their growing family.
How Many Episodes Will Season 7 of Outlander Have?
In Season 7, there will be more than twice as many episodes as in Season 6. Starz has confirmed that the seventh season will have 16 episodes, making it a “supersized” season.
This is partly to make up for the fact that Season 6 only had eight episodes because of the Covid pandemic. Showrunner Matthew B. Roberts said, “Filming in 2021 has given us a set of challenges we've never seen before.
This is why we've decided to shorten the season so we can give fans the most exciting and interesting season as soon as possible.” As soon as things get back to normal, we will film a longer Season 7 with 16 episodes next year.”
Will Season 7 of Outlander Be the Last Season?
Since there are 10 books in the Diana Gabaldon series, it seems likely that the show could have 10 seasons. Maril Davies, the show's producer, said in the past that they would keep making it “until Claire and Jamie are 100,” if Starz, Sony, and the actors were willing.
But the show's star, Caitriona Balfe, told Vanity Fair that 10 years from now, in 2024, might be a “nice kind of time frame” to end it. But she said, “Those are not decisions I can make.”