Renewed: Outlander confirms final season

Prequel series Outlander: Blood of My Blood to follow eighth season.

Outlander has been renewed for an eighth and final season, ahead of Season Seven.

A prequel series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood is also official.

Kathryn Busby, President of Original Programming for Starz said, “For nearly a decade ‘Outlander’ has won the hearts of audiences worldwide and we’re pleased to bring Claire and Jamie’s epic love story to a proper conclusion. But before we close this chapter there is plenty of their passionate story to tell over the course of 26 new episodes and even more to explore of this dynamic world and its origin story. We’re thrilled to continue to partner with Matthew (B. Roberts), Maril (Davis) and Ronald (D. Moore) and can’t wait to see where their alluring storytelling takes us next.”

The seventh season will include new characters including Charles Vandervaart (Lost in Space) as William Ransom, Izzy Meikle-Small (Snow White and the Huntsman) as Rachel Hunter and Joey Phillips (Casualty) as Denzell Hunter, in addition to Caitríona Balfe as Claire Fraser, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Sophie Skelton as Brianna MacKenzie, Richard Rankin as Roger MacKenzie, John Bell as Young Ian, Australian actor David Berry as Lord John Grey, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Beardsley and Paul Gorman as Josiah and Keziah Beardsley.

Season 7 plays on Foxtel later this year.

The Outlander television series is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.

Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan executive produce. Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

6 Responses

  1. The first 3 and a bit seasons of Outlander appealed to me because of the mystery and time travel, plus the main stars, it seemed a much needed refreshing yarn, unfortunately my attention drifted away (as it usually does with most long running US franchise shows) but I did intend to return at some point and become reinvested again, however Outlander got lost in the mists of time never to be seen by me again. I always thought that Sam Heughan had a good chance to become James Bond, ( he did play The Saint) but maybe he saw his own limitations after the terrible SAS Red Notice film and continued with what succeeded best. Sam does share a similarity with Sean Connery being a supporter for Scottish independence. Considering the other rumoured Bond candidates I think Sam would have been fine in that classic spy role.

    1. Heughan has said he would love to play the new bond if offered. The next film is planned for 2025 or 2026 and they have not begun casting Bond yet, which of course hasn’t stopped the media speculating about a dozen possibilities. Heughan signed for 5 years of Outlander, negotiated new contracts for S6 & 7 and now the final S8. It’s likely that that is enough for the leads the reason why Outlander is being concluded this way.

  2. Invested since the beginning after reading a lot of the books know in the UK as Cross Stitch (historical fantasy but the series is a mix of several genres to be clear), there is still the prequel to come Blood of My Blood based on Jamie’s parents that been has been greenlit. There are also novels based on Lord John Grey (played by David Berry) that could possibly end up being a spin off.
    Agree with Pertinax ending like GOT….. nothing could have been worse or weirder in the fantasy genre than True Blood based on Sookie Stackhouse Novels that completely lost its way over the seven seasons.

  3. They still have a lot of cover. After shortened S6, S7 has been expanded to 16 eps and S8 is 10 eps. They have books 7 & 8 to cover. Then there is Book 9 which took 7 years to come out and is a sprawling 900 pages of further build up to foreshadowed events in the War, which Galdaldon hasn’t written yet. So S4-8 of TV series could be build up to events that never happen, hopefully it won’t end up like another GOT.

Leave a Reply