Well, that didn’t take long. It was only a couple of articles ago that we managed to debunk what the sixth season was going to be about. Now, the time-bending romance of Claire and Jamie Fraser will live on for the seventh season of Outlander, as per Starz themselves on Sunday, 14th of March, 2021.
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) March 14, 2021
What is Outlander Season 7 all about?
According to Starz, the series “follows the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser, a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.”
As for the seventh season, the upcoming 12 episodes are slated to adapt from 2009’s An Echo in the Bone––the seventh book of Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novel series. The series will see the same set of people behind the camera in executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Matthew B. Roberts, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries, and Jim Kohlberg.
Roberts, on the other hand, will be pulling double the load as he will also serve as showrunner.
“Starz is committed to investing in unapologetic, bold premium storytelling that amplifies diverse voices and shines a spotlight on women in front of and behind the camera through our #TakeTheLead initiative,” Christina Davis, President of Original Programming for Starz, said in a statement. “The hit series Outlander embodies everything about our initiative including a powerful female lead character and an amazing team of storytellers. We look forward to following the adventures of Claire and Jamie in America during the Revolution as well as more time travel during this next season.”
“We are so excited Starz has given us the opportunity to continue the epic Outlander journey,” Roberts added. “We can’t wait to get into the writer’s room and start breaking Echo in the Bone and look forward to giving the fans another season of this exhilarating story.”
What is the production status of Outlander?
Currently, the production of the sixth season is prioritized, obviously, as it will be the latest to be released on Starz’s platform. As usual, we will be seeing our favorites in Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield) in the series––not to mention they’re all confirmed to return to Season 7 of Outlander. Rumour has it that there is also a potential spinoff show brewing. Let’s see what that’s all about as well.
“Conversations are underway on both season seven and on a spinoff and I think we’re going to have good news on both those fronts before too long so I feel very optimistic about it,” Moore told SYFY WIRE in an interview earlier this year. “I agree that I would’ve been happy to see [a spinoff] happen sooner than this but everything happens in its time. I think both those things are probably going to happen and hopefully we’ll be able to say something about it before too long.“
As for where the series is going, it looks like they’ll be going as far as Gabaldon’s novel series. In 2014, Gabaldon released an eighth Outlander book titled Written in My Own Heart’s Blood––a potential source material for the eighth season, if there ever will be one. A ninth installment is also on the way, titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.
Whichever way the series is going, it looks like they’ll be heading towards a fruitful number of seasons.