What is the release date of the seventh season of Outlander? A time-travelling sensation, Outlander is based on Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novel series of the same name. Starz’s historical TV series has captivated audiences since it premiered in 2014, and it’s never failed to deliver.
Life for the Fraser family has never been easy, and following the season 6 finale, they’ve found themselves in peril once again. There has been a lot going on in the last season, with the American Revolution looming and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) reuniting with Jamie (Sam Heughan). Fans are eager to see what happens next because of all the suspense and suspense in the drama series.
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It’s a good thing that season 7 of Outlander has already been confirmed and is on its way. You may have heard about it, but now you can get the inside scoop straight from the 17th century. All you need to know about the upcoming seventh season of Outlander, including the narrative, actors and release date.
OUTLANDER SEASON 7 RELEASE DATE SPECULATION
Season 7 of Outlander has yet to be scheduled for release, but with filming having begun in Scotland, we should expect things to change shortly. The timeline for the time-travelling series appears to have picked up the pace and is pushing full steam ahead following a 21-month break between Outlander Season 5 and Outlander Season 6.
Outlander season 7 is expected to air in the latter half of 2022 or the early part of 2023, according to a statement from Starz to Deadline. I’m crossing my fingers that the show is out soon! We’ll be on the lookout for any new developments, no matter how they come about.
HOW MANY EPISODES WILL BE IN OUTLANDER SEASON 7?
Season 7 of Outlander is going to be a huge one, with a whopping 16 episodes planned. Season 6 had to be trimmed to eight episodes because of the Covid-19 outbreak, however, Starz is making up for lost time with a longer new season (yay).
Caitriona Balfe explains to Digital Spy why there are extra episodes in Season 7. According to Balfe, they decided to film the four remaining episodes that would have been filmed for season six instead of filming them for season seven, making it a 16-episode season.
According to executive producer Claire Foy, “we take our time and let the story unfold in the manner it’s always been able to be done with Outlander.”To be fair, after last year’s “droughtlander,” more episodes of the historical drama are a welcome development.
OUTLANDER SEASON 7 PLOT
Even though we don’t know what the official plot summary for Outlander season 7 is, we do know that it is based on An Echo in the Bone, the seventh book in the series. Keeping this in mind, we can start to figure out what the next chapter will be about.
Gabaldon gives a summary of the book on her website: “This book has four main storylines: Jamie and Claire, Roger and Brianna (and their family), Lord John and William, and Young Ian. All of these stories come together in the middle of the American Revolution, and they all have sharp points.”
After Jamie’s involvement in the war, we’ll still be following the Fraser family in the early 1700s, right in the middle of the American Revolution. Even if everything goes according to plan, our hero will find himself on the opposing side of the battlefield to Lord John and Lord John’s’son’ (cough, cough) William, his old friend and mentor.
It’s important to keep in mind, though, that the Netflix series isn’t known for being 100 per cent accurate to the Outlander novel timeline. We’re sorry, but we don’t know exactly what portion of the novel will be adapted for the series, as we have in the past. Parts of A Breath of Snow and Ashes and Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, the previous two books in the series, are almost certainly going to make an appearance.
Having said that, we are convinced that Jamie’s hidden son William Ransom, whom we last saw as a little toddler, will make an appearance in Outlander season 7. For the time being, it has been confirmed that William will make his grand return as an adult, still unsure of who his real father is. In May 2022, Charles Vandervaart was confirmed as the actor who will represent William as an adult on television.
As a result, the series will likely follow the book’s premise and follow the character as he joins the British Army to ease tensions in the American colonies. In an interview with Digital Spy, executive producer Maril Davis discussed Vandervaart’s casting as William in Outlander season 7.
One of the most anticipated roles on the show will be that of William Ransom, according to Davis. After months of searching, we finally found the right person for the role of Jamie’s son. Charles’ charm was clear during the audition process, and we are eager to see what he brings to William’s multi-layered journey.
So when discussing the Outlander season 7 narrative, we must not forget the cliffhanger from season 6, as well as the many unresolved issues that season 6 left us with. Despite Claire and Jamie’s best efforts, the townsfolk demand that Claire is put on trial for the murder of Tom Christie’s daughter, Malva, in season 6, episode 8 of Breaking Bad.
This means that Jamie has to come up with a way to free Claire before it is too late. There’s no doubt that the upcoming season will focus on Malva’s escape attempt and uncover the identity of the killer.
Wendigo Donner’s return and how it will affect the Donner family will also be examined in the upcoming season. When it comes to the future of the family, Rodger and Brianna will have to decide how they want to raise their children after they found out they were expecting again last season. As a result, it’s safe to conclude that the Fraser family is in for a tumultuous new chapter. As more information becomes available, we’ll be sure to let you know.
OUTLANDER SEASON 7 CAST SPECULATION
No one will be surprised to learn that the main cast of Outlander will return for Season 7. That means that Sam Heughan as Jamie, Caitriona Balfe as Claire, Sophie Skelton as Brianna, and Richard Rankin as Brianna’s husband, Rodger Mackenzie, will all return.
Among the returning cast members are Brennan Martin as Wendigo Donner and John Bell as Young Ian, both of whom will be back in season 7.
Here is the expected cast list for Outlander season 7:
- Sam Heughan (as Jamie Fraser)
- Caitriona Balfe (as Claire Fraser)
- Sophie Skelton (as Brianna Mackenzie)
- Richard Rankin (as Roger Mackenzie)
- John Bell (as Young Ian)
- Lauren Lyle (as Marsali)
- Caitlin O’Ryan (as Lizzie)
- Cesar Domboy (as Fergus)
- Alexander Vlahos (as Allan Christie)
- Mark Lewis Jones (as Tom Christie)
- David Berry (as Lord John)
- Charles Vandervaart ( as William Ransom)
- Brennan Martin (as Wendigo Donner)
Charles Vandervaart will also be making his Outlander debut as a grown-up William, as we stated earlier in this article. In the meanwhile, Vandervaart is the only newcomer who has been officially announced for Season 4. As we amass more information about the cast, be sure to bookmark this page.