Outlander Season 7: Will Jamie soon become an elf? Sam Heughan’s close connection to “The Lord of the Rings”

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Outlander” star Sam Heughan is likely to remain with us for some time as Jamie Fraser. However, the actor would like to embody an elf or a dwarf in “The Rings of Power” for Outlander season 7.

  • In 2023, season 7 of “Outlander” awaits us, of course once again with Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser.
  • Heughan, a big fantasy fan, would love to play an elf one day – or a dwarf.
  • “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” on Amazon Prime Video could therefore be the perfect project for him.

A romance, a drama, a historical epic and a science fiction series: “Outlander” can be assigned to many genres and is perhaps so successful precisely for that reason. However, lead actor Sam Heughan longs for a fantasy adventure, as you now revealed in an interview with Audible.

Heughan was born with a love of fantasy stories, as his parents were big fans of J.R.R. Tolkien and part of the “Gandalf’s Garden” community, a London hippie movement. That’s why Sam Heughan was named after Sam from “The Lord of the Rings”, his brother Cirdan Heughan owes his name to an elf.

A fantasy role is therefore high on Sam Heughan’s wish list and with the Amazon series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” the perfect project might already have been found.

I still really want to be an elf or a dwarf. So if “The Rings of Power” is still looking for actors, I’m available! I even have a redhead wig if they’re interested.

Sam Heughan


Currently, season 2 of “The Rings of Power” is being filmed, with a total of 5 seasons planned. So there would be enough time for Heughan to play a small guest role – or even a leading role. Of course, the filming schedule of “Outlander” would have to play along, if the series is continued with an 8th season.

The production of “Outlander” season 7 should currently be the focus for Heughan, but we’re sure Jamie Fraser would cut a fine figure as an Elf, too!

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.