‘Outlander’ reveals Season 7 Part 1 release date on Starz

Starz has officially confirmed when Outlander will be back!

They’ve also released some brand new promotional photos, which we’ve also shared here.

Based on the seventh book in Diana Gabaldon’s series, An Echo in the Bone, the latest season of the historical fantasy romance series finished filming last month.

Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan are reprising their roles as Claire Fraser and Jamie Fraser, alongside Sophie Skelton as Brianna MacKenzie, Richard Rankin as Roger MacKenzie, John Bell as Young Ian, David Berry as Lord John Grey, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Beardsley, and Paul Gorman as Josiah and Keziah Beardsley.

Newcomers to the cast will include Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Izzy Meikle-Small as Rachel Hunter, and Joey Phillips as Denzell Hunter.

Starz posted a fun video last summer featuring Phillips and Meikle-Small on set as they introduce their characters.

They both seem very sweet and we can’t wait to meet the Hunters on screen!

Outlander‘s upcoming season is an extended run of 16 episodes, making up for the shortened sixth season which was shot during the coronavirus lockdowns.

The bad news is that, rather inevitably, Starz has decided to split Season 7 into two parts.

When does Season 7 Part 1 start?

Comprising the opening eight episodes, the first half of Season 7 will launch at 8pm ET/PT on Friday 16th June.

That’s right, the show is moving from its traditional Sunday night slot!

Luckily, if you’ve got Friday night plans, you’ll be able to watch it early via the Starz app as episodes will be available to stream from midnight.

Over in the UK, Season 7 will premiere on the Lionsgate+ premium streaming platform from the same day.

New episodes will be released weekly on Fridays.

When’s the Season 7 Part 2 release date?

The second half of Outlander‘s seventh season will premiere in 2024, featuring the remaining eight episodes.

A teaser for Season 7 landed last December, with the tagline: “Dream not only of the past but also of the future.”

“There was light all around you. But it wasn’t candlelight nor firelight,” Jamie tells Claire in the 40-second preview, before adding: “I thought that must be what electric light is like.”

You can watch the brief trailer here for a sneak peek at what lies ahead:

While we prepare for the new season, have you read Sam Heughan’s memoir yet?

Outlander fans also have a second season of Men in Kilts to look forward to.

Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish will be travelling around New Zealand this time when the very entertaining road trip series returns.

They’re not the only Outlander stars with a busy schedule, as it’s just been announced that Roger actor Richard Rankin will lead the cast of the new Rebus series when it begins filming soon.

Outlander is available to watch on Starz.