Outlander Season 7: Everything We Know So Far

In March 2021 — a full year before Outlander season 6 began airing — Starz announced that it had picked up season 7 from executive producer Ronald D. Moore and Sony Pictures Television. We've since returned to Fraser's Ridge, and a lot has happened: Claire struggled with the aftermath of sexual assault, Bree and Roger began a new future as their family grew, the Christies came to town, which really happened during the boy's final life Ian Happened A few years were revealed, Jamie coming to terms with the coming revolution and it all collapsed with Malva's claim that Jamie fathered her unborn child, leading to Claire being wrongly charged and arrested in Malva's death.
Yes, a lot has happened. But the season -- particularly the finale, which aired May 1 -- was one of the show's most breathtaking and eventful.
Now that Season 6 is over, fans are already looking forward to a super-sized Season 7. It's twice as many episodes as Season 6, which was cut short due to star Caitriona Balfe's pregnancy and pandemic-related scheduling issues. Production is already underway and the show has shared photos from the set.
So when will Season 7 air? Who joins the cast? And what else do we know about what is to come? Here's everything we know.
When will Outlander season 7 air?
Production on the new season began in late March 2022. The show's official Instagram account announced the news on April 6. Matthew B. Roberts will return as showrunner.
In late April, Caitriona Balfe told Glamor that filming for the new season was "really good. We're almost done with the first block of episodes, but it was really fun."
When we'll actually see these episodes is planned for early 2023 given that this will be a much bigger season of Outlander. Starz hasn't given an official air date, but it's such a massive show to produce and edit. anything before that would be highly unlikely. The good news is that Droughtlander wasn't meant to be what it was between Seasons 5 and 6, which lasted just over two years.
Speaking of Droughtlander, the cast made this hilarious video showing how we're getting through no matter how long we have to wait. Listen:
How many episodes does season 7 have?
A lot more than Season 6, we know that for sure. Starz PR confirmed to Glamor that it will be a whopping 16 episodes. It's the biggest since Season 1 (also 16 episodes), but even that was split into two parts that aired between 2014 and 2015.
What book is the new season based on?
Season 7 is based on the seventh (of nine) books in the Outlander series, An Echo in the Bone. In case you haven't read the books - and the series deviates a bit from them - I won't reveal what happens, but you can read more about it here if you wish.
What about new cast members?
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin will all be back, and we'll update you on other popular cast members once we get confirmation. As for the new faces, Charles Vandervaart has joined the show as William Ransom, Jamie Fraser's son.
On May 5, Starz announced that this "key role" had been filled. He is the secret son of Jamie (though of course Jamie knows it) and was raised by his stepfather Lord John Gray (David Berry), who last appeared in season 6. William is the ninth Earl of Ellesmere; According to the press release, he will “arrive in Wilmington full of patriotic zeal and enthusiasm to join the British Army and help end escalating tensions in the American colonies. As fans may remember from Season 3, William is actually Jamie Fraser's biological son, although he doesn't know the truth about his parentage. On the surface, William Ransom is a suave aristocrat, but beneath the surface simmers the fire of a Highlander.”
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