Outlander scores early seventh season renewal at Starz
Starz has officially granted their hit historical sci-fi drama series adaptation of Outlander an early seventh season renewal with executive producer Matthew B. Robert continuing to serve as the showrunner, with the new 12-episode season expected to be based on seventh book of author Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling novel franchise, An Echo in the Bone. The renewal comes after over a month since production on the upcoming sixth season has finally begun in Scotland.
Last audiences saw Claire and Jamie, Claire had just escaped a violent encounter with Lionel Brown and returned to Frasers’ Ridge. The threat of the Revolutionary War looms over the ridge and Claire and Jamie must choose what is best for their family.
“We are so excited Starz has given us the opportunity to continue the epic Outlander journey,” Roberts said. “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.”
Outlander Season 6 sees a continuation of Claire and Jamie’s fight to protect those they love, as they navigate the trials and tribulations of life in colonial America. Establishing a home in the New World is by no means an easy task, particularly in the wild backcountry of North Carolina – and perhaps most significantly – during a period of dramatic political upheaval.
The Frasers strive to maintain peace and flourish within a society which — as Claire knows all too well — is unwittingly marching towards Revolution. Against this backdrop, which heralds the birth of the new American nation, Claire and Jamie have built a home together at Fraser’s Ridge. They must now defend this home — established on land granted to them by the Crown — not only from external forces, but also from the increasing strife and conflict in the community within their care.
The Outlander cast includes Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), Maria Doyle Kennedy, (Jocasta), Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh), David Berry (Lord John Grey), César Domboy (Claudel “Fergus” Fraser), Lauren Lyle (Marsali MacKimmie Fraser), Colin McFarlane (Ulysses), and Caitlin O’Ryan (Lizzie Wemyss).
The Outlander television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries, and Jim Kohlberg, is inspired by Gabaldon’s Outlander book series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide, with all the books having graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance, and adventure in one amazing tale.
It is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures, and Story Mining & Supply Co., in association with Sony Pictures Television. The series was recently renewed through its sixth and forthcoming season.