With 16 episodes, the current season is the longest since season one, as viewers may already be aware.
While the first eight episodes have already shown, the remaining won’t be available until 2024.
After an unexpected turn of events during the second battle of Saratoga, Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitrona Balfe) finally made their way back to Scotland in the recently broadcast midseason finale, while Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin) dealt with learning that their son had been abducted.
Continue reading to learn everything we know about the second half of “Outlander” season seven, including which cast members you can expect to see in the remaining episodes and information on the Diana Gabaldon books the episodes will be based on.
Season six was shortened due to delays brought on by the coronavirus epidemic, and season seven was granted a supersized 16-episode order.
The first eight episodes of season seven have been shown, and the final eight are expected to premiere in 2024.
Maril Davis, the show’s executive producer, told Insider that although a return date has been established, the producers would not yet reveal the specifics.
She said, “I’ve been told, but I can’t tell you guys yet.” “I’m not sure when that will be announced. Although somewhat out of my control, perhaps not for long. Fans of “Outlander” will be happy to know that the second episode of season seven has already been shot, despite the ongoing strikes in Hollywood that have halted practically all operations.
In April 2022, the actors and crew returned to the Scottish set to start shooting both episodes back-to-back. In February 2023, it was revealed via a tweet that filming was complete.
Along with the news, Heughan posted a picture of himself and Balfe clutching a smiley face on Instagram.
“That’s a WRAP, that!” A year of Outlander, 220 days of filming,” he wrote. “THANK YOU to our incredible crew, who has worked really hard, and to our wonderful fans…Season 8 is something we CAN’T WAIT for you to see.
The romance drama has usually adapted one book per season since it started airing in 2014.
But because season six was cut short, the first half of season seven actually included some scenes from the sixth “Outlander” book by Diana Gabaldon, “A Breath of Snow and Ashes,” as well as the seventh, “An Echo in the Bone.”
The second half of the season, according to Davis, will continue to wrap up the plot of “An Echo in the Bone” before moving on to the events of the eighth novel, “Written in My Own Heart’s Blood.”
As a result, the eighth and last season of the programme will be entirely devoted to the ninth installment in the series, “Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.”
Without its two primary stars, “Outlander” wouldn’t be “Outlander,” and it’s tough to see the series continuing without them, so Sam Heughan and Caitrona Balfe will undoubtedly be back.
The two play 18th-century Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser and his time-traveling companions. Since season five, they have each taken the additional job of executive producers.
The couple’s daughter Brianna MacKenzie (Sophie Skelton) and her husband Roger MacKenzie (Richard Rankin) will also be making a comeback. Given their significance to Brianna and Roger’s plot, their new friend Buck MacKenzie (Diarmaid Murtagh) and enemy Rob Cameron (Chris Fulton) are expected to arrive.
There’s also a good chance that Young Ian (John Bell), Lord John Grey (David Berry), and William Ransom (Charles Vandervaart), who was just introduced again, may return.
Davis hinted that we would not see as much of the Hunter siblings (Izzy Meikle-Small and Joey Phillips), telling Insider: “We’ve left them behind for a little bit, but we are going to come back to them.”
The seventh season of the show will feature various characters who haven’t been seen since the beginning, according to a late 2022 announcement.
These include Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek), Laoghaire Fraser (Nell Hudson), Brian Fraser (Andrew Whipp), Joan MacKimmie (Layla Burns), Dougal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish), and Ian Murray (Steven Cree).
According to Deadline, Jamie’s sister Jenny Murray will also appear, however Kristin Atherton will take over for Laura Donnelly, who created the part.
Audiences may ask how certain recurring characters will be included into the plot given that some of them are dead. Flashbacks are a possibility, but showrunner Matthew B. Roberts also suggested another choice.
Starz announced in January 2023 that the programme would make one more appearance before ending after season seven.
“Outlander” has captured the hearts of viewers all over the world for almost a decade, and we’re happy to bring Claire and Jamie’s epic love story to a fitting end,” said Kathryn Busby, president of Starz’s original programming, in a statement.
“Outlander” will probably complete its run on television before the final novel is published, much like “Game of Thrones,” another well-liked TV drama adapted from a long-running series of books.
A prequel series has been approved, so fans won’t have to say goodbye to “Outlander” permanently. The movie, “Outlander: Blood of My Blood,” will highlight the romance of Jamie’s parents, Brian and Ellen.