Outlander Season 7: Reunion with Willie – Jamie’s secret son grows up

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Outlander” expands the cast in season 7 with an adult William Nelson. Find out what Jamie Fraser’s secret son looks like in the new episodes in Outlander season 7.

  • Actor Charles Vandervaart has been cast for Outlander season 7.
  • He plays the role of Jamie’s illegitimate son William Nelson in the Starz series.
  • William, who has grown up in the meantime, travels to America as a British soldier.

“Outlander” is getting a new addition in Season 7. Starz announced actor Charles Vandervaart (“Lost in Space,” “The Craft: Legacy”) in the role of William Ransom. Fans will remember little Willie, who officially appears as the foster son of Lord John Grey.

In reality, however, William is the son of Jamie Fraser and Geneva Dunsany. Whom Jamie fathered when he served with the Dunsanys and was blackmailed by Geneva. Willie is now grown up and, like his foster father Lord Grey, in the British Army.

Vandervaart is already on the set of filming for Season 7, which began last month in Scotland, US magazine Entertainment Weekly reports. In the new episodes, William comes to Wilmington to fight for the British army and settle the conflict in the American colonies.

He has a similar temperament to his Scottish father, but on the surface he conforms to the image of the British aristocrat and his destiny as the ninth Earl of Ellesmere.

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.