The epic love story in Outlander will come to an end in season 8 after almost ten years.
Here is all the information we currently have about the next season. Outlander, which was heavily influenced by Diana Gabaldon’s novel series, has received a great deal of praise.
The TV adaptation brought the story to an entirely new audience, engrossing them in the intrigues of mediaeval Scotland despite the fact that the books already had a sizable fan base.
The story revolves around Claire Randall, a WWII nurse who inexplicably travels back in time and lands with Highland rebels in the year 1743.
Her nursing abilities immediately prove to be crucial given their precarious life, and don’t forget the attractive hunk who expresses interest in her.
The potential love interest is a Highlander by the name of Jamie Fraser, who is incredibly attractive. Her need to get back to her husband in the 20th century suddenly seems less pressing. Can’t wait for season 8 of Outlander to bring more drama!
Release Date for Season 8 of Outlander
First, the good news: Season 8 has already been announced and will undoubtedly bring the series to a thrilling conclusion. Another piece of good news is that season 7 still has eight episodes left before season 8 and the show’s conclusion. No specific date has been announced for the release of Season 7’s Part 2 as of yet.
There is no need to worry about any strikes affecting our favourite Scottish cast, as filming was completed in February.
Sadly, just because season 7 shouldn’t be affected by the strike does not guarantee that season 8 won’t. Fears that the eighth season of Outlander might be affected by the writers’ strike have already been verified by Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire in the programme.
This might mean that season 8 won’t be out until 2026, if not even later, as much as it kills me to say that as a person who has a very short attention span. Give me some Haggis or something to satisfy my intense desire for Scottish food!
A spin-off series will continue Outlander.
It won’t be easy to leave Claire and Jamie behind after years of supporting them, but having something else to look forward to should make the agony less intense.
The spin-off series “Blood of my Blood” has already received Starz’s approval and will focus on Jamie’s parents’ love story, which is a very different one.
Blood of my Blood will not only examine the romance between Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser (for which I will always be grateful because it gave us Jamie), but there is also a possibility of seeing young Jamie.
Jamie briefly summarised the plot in Season 1, but watching it play out in all its splendour is undoubtedly something to look forward to.
The Story Behind Outlander
You should already be aware that the programme is based on a series of books by Diana Gabaldon because I’ve linked to the books and mentioned it previously a few times. You probably weren’t aware of how she came up with the concept for her well-known love story.
Funny thing is, Diana Gabaldon only wanted to practise writing novels and decided to create one for practise. She didn’t truly have a particular target audience in mind when she chose the historical subgenre.
Seeing a young Scot from the 18th century in a “Doctor Who” episode served as the inspiration for the first novel, which was released in 1991. It makes natural that one of the most well-known time travellers in history would serve as the inspiration for a time travel novel.
From then, the time-travel romance epic developed, and Gabaldon developed a rich historical backdrop that was entwined with romance, adventure, and science fiction aspects, which is what made the series so popular.