Outlander is undoubtedly one of the best historical shows currently available on Netflix.
With its gritty and compelling portrayal of 1700s Scotland and other time periods, as well as a scattering of historical figures for good measure it captured the imagination of millions of viewers who couldn’t stop watching their favourite characters. To the disappointment of fans, Starz revealed in January 2023 that the eighth season of the show will be its final one.
Nevertheless, there was some good news mixed in with the bad because it was also revealed that a spinoff series tittled ‘Outlander: Blood of My Blood, would debut following the conclusion of Season 8, continuing the legacy of the Outlander novels.
Outlander: Blood of My Blood appears to be back on schedule despite production difficulties. Here is what we currently know about the eagerly awaited prequel taking that into consideration.
What Date Will ‘Outlander: Blood Of My Blood’ Be Released?
Unfortunately, the WGA and SAG-AFTRA strikes prevented Outlander: Blood of My Blood from starting production as planned, as they did for many other shows. But after 148 days, a historic agreement has been reached, bringing the WGA strike to an end. While the Actors’ Strike is still going on, scheduling may still go forward and the spinoff can resume production in the hopes that the SAG strike will also come to a conclusion soon.
The strikes itself will have a long-lasting effect on Blood of My Blood’s release date; considering that the show is intended to premiere after Season 8 of Outlander, this suggests that it may not happen until at least 2025.
Where Can I Watch ‘Outlander: Blood Of My Blood’?
Outlander: Blood of My Blood will be available on Starz, just like the main series. This information is released at a time when several other Starz programmes, such as the comedy Run and the wrestling drama Heels are airing.
The Starz app offers streaming access to all seven of the most recent seasons of Outlander. A Starz membership package is offered starting at $2.99 per month for those who wish to catch up on their Outlander knowledge in time for the upcoming Season 8, the prequel, and potentially beyond.
Is ‘Outlander: Blood of My Blood’ Getting a Trailer?
Unsurprisingly, the spinoff series does not yet have a trailer. Keep an eye on this page to learn when any new details, such as a trailer, are released. For the formal announcement of Outlander Season 8 in the interim, see the video up top.
Who Is in the ‘Outlander: Blood of My Blood’ Cast and Who Are the Characters?
Despite the lack of casting details, we are aware of some of the characters who will appear in the next prequel. Before Jamie and his two brothers were born, the series will focus on the lives of Jamie’s parents, Ellen and Brian.
This is likely to preclude any of the three from making an appearance, unless, of course, some time-travel mischief or flashbacks provide them that chance. Ellen’s siblings Janet, Jocasta, and Flora, brothers Colum and Dougal, Simon, and Alexander are just a few of the other Outlander characters who might show up. shown in Season 1 as a flashback
With actor Andrew Whipp (Shetland) possibly keeping the role, Brian might make an appearance in the upcoming season. Although several of these characters may be played by new actors considering the more than 20-year age difference between them, the adored Murtagh, who was portrayed by Duncan Lacroix (Outlaw King), might perhaps return in his role as well. However, in his announcement of this series, showrunner Matthew B. Roberts (Caprica) stated that “there will be several names and faces that Outlander fans will know and recognise”.
What will the plot of “Outlander: Blood of My Blood” be?
Jamie’s parents, Ellen and Brian, will be the main subject of Outlander: Blood of My Blood, which will chronicle their relationship with a strong emphasis on its subtleties. A love narrative is at the centre of “Blood of My Blood,” according to showrunner Matthew B.
Roberts. It will examine the lengths people will go to in order to find love in a time when romance is viewed as a luxury and marriages are frequently arranged for political or financial advantage. Outlander has hints and whispers about the parents’ history.
with hints that the story of how they fled from Castle Leoch during the Great Gathering may at last be shown on TV. The prequel’s premise may be partially based on the author Diana Gabaldon’s series of novels, on which the show is based. She has already inserted much more backstory for Ellen and Brian in her books once the Season 8 scripts have been completed.
Are There Any Future ‘Outlander’ Spin-Offs?
Although there hasn’t been any proof to the contrary, Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch hinted at a potential Lord Grey spin-off in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, saying, “We continue to talk on a regular basis about developing the storyline around Outlander.”
Certainly, we are aware of that. We want to keep providing that audience with the best stories, in our opinion. There is undoubtedly room for more plotlines since Lord Grey serves as the focal point of Gabaldon’s Lord John trilogy. Maybe Blood of My Blood is the start of yet another franchise-spanning media universe.
‘Outlander: Blood of My Blood’: How Many Episodes?
Blood of My Blood will include ten total episodes, which also happens to be the same number of episodes as Outlander’s eighth and final season, while being shorter than previous seasons of Outlander.