The showrunner of Outlander has revealed if the show has been renewed for another season.
The sixth season of Starz’s historical fantasy romance series – based on Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes – is filming in Scotland right now following delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Outlander boss Ronald D Moore recently hinted that “conversations are underway” on a seventh season, but we now have definitive news on the show’s future!
Showrunner Matt Roberts confirmed this week in an official statement: “We are so excited Starz has given us the opportunity to continue the epic Outlander journey.”
Watch the Season 7 announcement video here:
The seventh season of Outlander will once again consist of 12 episodes and it’ll be based on An Echo in the Bone, the seventh novel in author Diana Gabladon’s series.
Roberts commented: “We can’t wait to get into the writers’ room and start breaking Echo in the Bone and look forward to giving the fans another season of this exhilarating story.”
Starz has also confirmed that Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin will all be back.
Sam Heughan commented on Twitter: “Congrats to @STARZ, the cast and crew and of course, HUGE thank you to our fans! Delighted!! Let’s get this season finished first, before we celebrate, right?!!”
Caitríona Balfe added: “It’s official finally….!!! Season 7 is a go!!! So excited to continue this story and thanks to all our fans …. if you didn’t watch, we wouldn’t get to film!”
Executive producer Maril Davis said: “So excited to announce that we are getting a SEVENTH season of this incredible show. A huge thank you to @SPTV & @Outlander_STARZ for being incredible partners, to our amazing writers, our fabulous cast and our incredible crew. And to the best fans in the world!”
Sophie Skelton tweeted: “Season 7 is a gooooo!!!!!! Thank you, each and everyone one of you, for your continued support. It means the world to us… and so do you. #Outlander #clan We love you x Let’s do this!!!”
Season 6 is due to launch on Starz towards the end of this year or in early 2022.
We’d expect Season 7 to premiere sometime in 2023.
Fans also got an update recently on the rumoured Lord John Grey spin-off series.
Outlander is available to watch free with a 7-day trial of Starz on Amazon Prime Video.