Season 6 of the hit time travel show Outlander aired on March 6 2022. With an expected 5 year wait between book 9 and the final book in the series, we have plenty of Outlander goodness to show you. Although filming is ongoing and information about season 7 is sparse, we are so excited that we have collected everything you need to know about Outlander season 7!
Warning: There will be season 6 spoilers ahead so proceed with caution if you haven’t caught up with the series yet!
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- About Outlander
- Season 6 Cast
- What Happened In Season 6
- Outlander Season 7
- Frequently Asked Questions
All About Outlander
An English combat nurse from 1945 travels back in time to 1743. We follow the story of Claire Randall, a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743. The series follows the storyline of the Outlander novels with season 6 following A Breath of Snow and Ashes.
The novels were adapted for TV by Starz with a focus on the network’s development toward “audiences that were being underserved” to “drive a real fervent fan base that then becomes the kind of advocacy group for the shows themselves”.
Outlander Season 7 Cast
Much of the season 1-7 cast returned to our screens for season 7. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan reprise their roles as the main protagonists Clare and Jamie Fraser with many familiar faces also returning. Check out the full cast list below!
Main Cast Members
Catriona Balfe as Clare Fraser – Clare is our leading lady. Taking on the pseudonym Dr. Rawlings, she brings medical information from the future to 18th century North Carolina.
Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser – This Scottish warrior spent season 5 torn between fulfilling his obligation to Governor Tryon and protecting his life-long friend.
Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall Fraser Mackenzie– After her mother returns to the past to live with Jamie, Bree follows her and is attacked.
Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield Mackenzie – Roger is biologically an heir of the Mackenzie clan, a distant descendant born of an affair. He is the husband of Brianna.
John Bell as Young Ian, Young Ian is Jamie’s nephew who also comes to America.
Mark Lewis Jones, Alexander Vlahos as The Christie Family, a family who settle on Fraser’s Ridge.
David Berry as Lord John Grey, an English soldier and diplomat
Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie, a young woman who found herself pregnant and unwed in season 6
Paul Gorman as Josiah and Kezzie Beardsley, twins who both are in love with Lizzie.
Returning Cast Members
The beauty of Outlander is its huge list of characters, many of whose appearances come and go throughout the epic series. Lucky for us, we are seeing some familiar faces this season!
Steven Cree as Ian Murray
Graham McTavish as Dougal MacKenzie
Lotte Verbeek as Geillis Duncan
Nell Hudson as Laoghaire MacKenzie MacKimmie Fraser
Layla Burns as Joan MacKimmie
Andrew Whipp as Brian Fraser
New Cast Members
It wouldn’t be an Outlander season without a bunch of new, dangerous and exciting characters. Those who have read the books which Outlander season 7 will follow probably have been looking forward to seeing which actors are representing their favorite characters!
Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Jamie’s secret son who Lord John Grey is raising.
Joey Phillips as Dr Denzell Hunter, Rachel’s surgeon brother.
Izzy Meikle-Small as Rachel Hunter, who attracts the attention of some of our beloved characters.
Diarmaid Murtagh as Buck MacKenzie, Dougal and Geillis’ son and Roger’s ancestor.
Chris Fulton as Rob Cameron
Gloria Obianyo as Mercy Woodcock
Rod Hallett as Benedict Arnold
Kristin Atherton as Jenny Murray.
Why don’t we meet some of the new characters?
Outlander Season 6 Recap
Although little is known about Outlander Season 7 just yet, let’s take a look at what happened in Outlander Season 6 so that we’re all up to speed!
WARNING – season 6 spoilers ahead!
Outlander season 6 premiered on Sunday 6th March 2022 on Starz in the US and StarzPlay in the UK. The news was well received by fans, who had experienced a long wait due to lockdown restrictions.
Episode 1 – Echoes
Jamie’s authority is tested when an old rival from Ardsmuir shows up to settle on the Ridge. Claire finds a new way to cope with the trauma of her assault by Lionel Brown.
Episode 2 – Allegiance
Jamie struggles with his first request as Indian Agent. Roger presides over an unusual funeral. Marsali gives birth. However, the joy is short lived when a discovery is made.
Episode 3 – Temperance
Fergus worries about his new son’s quality of life when the baby is bullied by superstitious Protestants. Claire performs surgery on Tom’s hand.
Episode 4 – Hour of the Wolf
While visiting the Cherokee, Ian encounters a man from his past who dredges up painful memories of his time with the Mohawk. Jamie meets an Indian Agent who challenges his convictions, causing him to re-evaluate.
Episode 5 – Give Me Liberty
Claire and Jamie experience the rising tensions in the colonies first-hand when they attend a Loyalist event in Wilmington in honor of the Scottish heroine, Flora MacDonald.
Episode 6 – The World Turned Upside Down
A dysentery epidemic spreads on the Ridge, and Claire falls deathly ill. She is almost recovered when the Christies arrive and drop a bombshell. As nefarious rumors spread like wildfire on the Ridge, tragedy strikes.
Episode 7 – Sticks and Stones
Claire struggles with her demons as a nefarious rumor begins to spread on the Ridge. Tensions rise as the residents fear there is a dangerous person in their midst.
Episode 8 – I Am Not Alone
Richard Brown and his Committee of Safety arrive to arrest Claire for murder. However, due to the rising political tensions in the colonies, Brown’s plan to find a judge for a trial does not go as expected.
Outlander Season 7
Fans may remember the long wait between seasons 5 and 6 mostly due to pandemic-related restrictions. Fans may also noticed that season 6 was fairly short at only 8 episodes long.
Good news! Our favourite lead Caitríona Balfe confirmed that Outlander season 7 is going to make up for the previous season’s shortcomings!
“What we did was we took the four episodes that we would have filmed and we are now having them at the beginning of season seven, so season seven is going to be a 16 episode season.Caitríona Balfe for Digital Spy
Although that may be good news, Balfe also revealed that filming will take place over 13 months, which will take us up to around May of 2023. Giving the time for the post-production crew to work their magic, Outlander season 7 may not be in our reach until the start of 2024.
So, what’s going to happen in Outlander season 7?
Those who are fans of the Outlander novel series will probably be interested to know what book is Outlander season 7 based on? Outlander season 7 will we largely based on and follow the events featured in Diana Gabaldon’s A Breath of Snow and Ashes, overlapping with the seventh book, An Echo in the Bone.
Feel free the check out the links above for an in-depth overview of what to expect in those novels! Otherwise, keep reading.
We left season 6 with Claire being wrongfully accused of Malva’s murder, which leaves us with a very important question to be answered: Who actually killed Malva?
Not to mention we left off with significant growing civil unrest as the Revolutionary War looms on the horizon. For a little history lesson, the Declaration of Independence was signed in 1776. The war continued on until 1783 – the seventh book takes place between 1776 and 1778.
We can surely expect Jamie to find himself wrapped in the war, as well as some conflicts between Jamie and his loyalties. These were already a theme in the previous season.
On more positive news, Brianna announced she was pregnant – meaning we can expect a beautiful new addition to the family soon. Of course, this will bring up a difficult decision for the couple. Will they raise their child in Scotland, North Carolina, or even more: in the 21st or 18th century?
Outlander Season 7 Trailer
Unfortunately, with filming still ongoing, Starz has not yet released a trailer! But, we do have some behind the scenes of the cast filming season 7.
Frequently Asked Questions
When can I watch season 7 of Outlander?
Due to the length of Outlander season 7, it’s unlikely we’ll be able to watch the newest season until the start of 2024.
Is there a season 7 of Outlander?
Yes, we are getting a 7th season of Outlander. In March 2021 Starz officially shared the good news. We also saw a photo from April 2022 from Outlander’s official social media accounts of some cast members on set in Scotland.
Where can I watch Outlander season 7?
Why does Claire marry John Grey?
She was going to be arrested for espionage, and Lord John Grey had to protect her knowing that she wouldn’t be a spy. He married her to offer her his protection.