Outlander Season 7: This is what Caitriona Balfe’s casting video for the role of Claire looked like

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Outlander” celebrates its eighth anniversary on Starz. To reward loyal fans and shorten the wait for the Outlander season 7, the channel has now released a video surprise.

  • For 8 years and with 6 seasons, the fantasy series “Outlander” is now running successfully on the pay-TV channel Starz.
  • With the continuation of Claire and Jamie’s story in the 7th season, fans can unfortunately not expect before spring 2023.
  • Now, the channel is rewarding fans’ continued loyalty with a special behind-the-scenes look.

In the meantime, the dramatic fantasy series “Outlander” has now been running very successfully for 8 years on the US pay-TV channel Starz. To celebrate this milestone also with the fans, the channel has now shared a video in which Caitriona Balfes auditions for her role as Claire Randall Fraser.

Here you can see our Sassenach in action for the first time:

In the short video, Balfe can be seen auditioning for an excerpt from season 1’s “Outlander.” This is the first encounter between Claire and Jamie. Of course we still remember this dramatic scene in which Claire takes care of Jamie’s bullet wound after he saved her from Captain Black Jack Randall and his men.

Even though the clip is really only very short, we can already see Claire-typical characteristics here, which are so familiar to us by now. So we see intelligence and assertiveness as well as caring and a certain pinch of flirtatiousness, which finally conquered not only the heart of the Scotsman.

Since filming on “Outlander” Season 7 has already been underway for several months, nothing should stand in the way of the new episodes starting in the spring of 2023. After the shortened 6th season, fans will even be offered 16 new episodes in season 7.

Outlander Season 7: Release date

Outlander Season 7
Outlander © Starz

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 includes 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.

Outlander Season 7: Storyline

Outlander Season 7
Outlander © Starz

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 have not traveled into 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.

Outlander Season 7: Cast and production

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.