The seventh season of Outlander is currently filming and for “Outlander” Day on June 1, a video from the set was released. In it, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe address the fans.
- Every year, “Outlander” Day is celebrated on June 1.
- This year, this day was taken as an opportunity to publish a video of the shooting rides to season 7.
- The new episodes are not expected to start before spring 2023.
“Outlander” season 6 comprised only 8 episodes and ended way too quickly according to most fans. In fact, this shortened season was also just a stopgap measure, as the filming of season 6 was hampered by the Corona pandemic. Outlander Season 7, on the other hand, will even be overlong and, with a total of 16 episodes, will also contain the 4 episodes that would have actually belonged to Season 6.
Currently, filming is underway and for “Outlander” day on June 1, a one-minute video was published on Twitter, which allows a look behind the scenes.
There is no start date for the new season yet, but we can probably expect “Outlander” season 7 in the spring of 2023. The wait for the new episodes, also called Droughtlander, is therefore of course still quite long, but at least the fans know that the wait is worth it.
Season 7 of “Outlander” will not only conclude the story of the 6th “Outlander” novel “A Touch of Snow and Ashes”, but also adapt book 7 “Echo of Hope”. How many seasons there will be in total and whether the series will soon overtake the existing books, as was the case with “Game of Thrones,” cannot be said at this time.
The release date for Outlander Season 7
Filming for the 7th season of “Outlander” is already underway. This is basically a good sign and under normal circumstances would suggest that the new episodes may be released as early as fall 2022.
Now, however, season 7 comprises 16 episodes, which of course makes filming much longer. Thus, a start in the spring of 2023 is more likely, so just under a year after the start of the 6th season. An official date will probably be in the second half of 2022 at the earliest.
You will also have to wait a while for a trailer, it will probably only appear a few weeks before the release of the new episodes.
The storyline of Outlander Season 7
Since season 6 of “Outlander” was shorter due to the Corona pandemic and only included 8 episodes, season 7 still has to deal with certain sections from the 6th “Outlander” novel “A Breath of Snow and Ashes”. After the season 6 finale, Claire is in prison and is believed to be a murderer. Can she prove her innocence?
Large portions of Season 7 will, of course, be based on “Echo of Hope,” the seventh book by Diana Gabaldon. Showrunner Matthew B. Roberts reveals to U.S. magazine Entertainment Weekly, “We can’t wait to get back into the writers’ room.”
In “Echoes of Hope,” Claire and Jamie find themselves in the midst of the American Revolution, while Brianna and her family live in Lallybroch in the 1970s. But they are soon caught up in the past again. In the series, however, the Mackenzies haven’t traveled to the future, so there may be some deviations from the book in their storyline.
Lord John Grey and his stepson William are also involved in the revolution, but fight on the British side. With Ian, things get exciting in love matters.
Cast and production of Outlander Season 7
Caitriona Balfe (Claire), Sam Heughan (Jamie), Sophie Skelton (Brianna) and Richard Rankin (Roger) will all be part of season 7. Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Andy Harris and Jim Kohlberg will once again serve as executive producers