‘Outlander’ star announces ‘deeply personal’ new autobiography

Sam Heughan has announced details of his upcoming memoir.

The 41-year-old Scottish actor is best known for playing Jamie Fraser in Outlander.

Based on Diana Gabaldon’s collection of novels, the historical fantasy romance series began in 2014 and has become a worldwide hit with period drama fans.

Season 6 launched earlier this month and is currently airing on Sunday nights exclusively on Starz in the US and on the Starzplay channel via Amazon Prime.

Watch the epic trailer here:


It’s now been revealed that Sam Heughan’s next project will be a book about his life.

The autobiography is described as “a deeply personal journey that reveals as much to Sam about himself as it does to his readers.”

Titled Waypoints, it’s set for release later this year on Tuesday 25th October.

Heughan commented: “Waypoints is a memoir with a difference. I wanted to tell the stories and share the experiences that have shaped me, but to do that I needed to challenge myself and spend some time in my own company, away from the distractions of everyday life.

“And for me there’s no better place to reflect than in the wild Scottish Highlands.”

Waypoints is already available to pre-order on Amazon here!

It will also be released on Kindle too.

The official synopsis for Waypoints reads: “In this intimate journey of self-discovery, Sam Heughan sets out along Scotland’s rugged West Highland Way to explore his heritage and reflect on the personal waypoints that define him.

“The result is a love letter to the wild Scottish landscape that means so much to Sam, full of charming, funny, wise, and searching insights into the world through his eyes.

“The nearly 100-mile walk itself is the backdrop for this narrative, which tells the story of Sam’s life while exploring his outlook, values, and interests. Sam is a figure of fascinating contrasts: A Hollywood star with deep roots in Scotland, he’s both outgoing and content in his own company.

“He has strong connections with his fans while recognizing the fragility and value of anonymity, and in his global health community My Peak Challenge he has created a network that brings people together as they chase individual goals.

“In his new book, while charting a path through a stunning wilderness, Sam maps out the moments that shaped his views on dreams and ambition, family, friendships, love, and life.”

The seventh season of Outlander is set to begin filming later this year in Scotland.

It’ll be an “extended” season, featuring 16 episodes to make up for Season 6’s shortened run of eight.

Season 7 is expected to premiere on Starz in late 2023.

While we wait for Sam Heughan’s book to arrive, Outlander fans can read the ninth instalment in Diana Gabaldon’s series of fantasy romance stories, titled Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone.

Outlander is available to watch free with a 7-day trial of Starz on Amazon Prime Video.