Great news, Outlander fans— season 7 is officially on the way at Starz!
On Sunday (March 14), Starz announced that it has officially renewed Outlander for a season 7.
Comprised of 12 episodes total, the series’ forthcoming seventh season will be based on An Echo in the Bone— the seventh book in author Diana Gabaldon’s best selling series.
Series stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin were on hand to spread the good news about Outlander season 7 with fans far and wide. Check out their fun video announcement below!
I think it’s about time we answer some fan questions… #Outlander pic.twitter.com/6aNvNSkYlx
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) March 14, 2021
In a statement announcing the fantastic news, Starz’ Christina Davis (president of original programming) spoke of how enthusiastic everyone at the network is to continue to bring the series to life for fans who just can’t get enough. In addition, Davis cited Starz’ Take The Lead initiative, which focuses on shining a spotlight on women both in front of and behind the camera.
“The hit series Outlander embodies everything about our initiative including a powerful female lead character and an amazing team of storytellers,” said Davis. “We look forward to following the adventures of Claire and Jamie in America during the Revolution as well as more time travel during this next season.”
Meanwhile, showrunner Matthew B, Roberts added: “We can’t wait to get into the writer’s room and start breaking Echo in the Bone and look forward to giving the fans another season of this exhilarating story.”
Behind the camera, Ronald D. Moore, Matthew B. Roberts, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg are all on board to executive produce.
Additionally, actors Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), who are currently filming the sixth season of the series in Scotland, will return for the seventh season.
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