‘Outlander’ Season 7: Details on the Cast, Plot, Release Date & More

Claire and Jamie are in for quite the adventure in Outlander season 7—and all the drama will unfold in a matter of days.

Adapted from Diana Gabaldon’s historical fantasy novels, the series follows a nurse named Claire Randall, who time-travels from 20th-century England to 18th-century Scotland. While there, she finds love with a handsome Highland warrior named Jamie Fraser. Season six ends with Claire being separated from Jamie and other members of the family. Not to mention rising political tensions and the Revolutionary War are looming ahead. So, what does this mean for the Frasers in Outlander season 7? And when will the new episodes premiere? Keep reading for details.

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1. Is Outlander Returning for Season 7?

In March 2021, Starz announced that Outlander was officially renewed for a seventh season. Showrunner Matthew B. Roberts said in a statement, "We are so excited Starz has given us the opportunity to continue the epic Outlander journey. 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."

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2. When Will Outlander Season 7 Be Released?

Season 7, which has a total of 16 episodes, will premiere on Friday, June 16, on Starz. The new installment will be released in two parts, meaning that one new episode will air every week until the mid-season finale on August 4. Then, Starz will release the remaining eight episodes sometime in 2024.

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3. What Is the Plot for Outlander Season 7?

In case you need a refresher on the season six finale, Claire and Jamie face off against an angry mob before Claire is taken to Wilmington and arrested for the murder of Tom Christie's daughter. Meanwhile, Jamie nearly escapes death before getting sent back to Scotland, but it doesn't stop him from going after Claire and seeking vengeance.

The sixth season is inspired by the sixth book of the Outlander series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. So, the seventh season will likely follow the events of book seven, An Echo in the Bone, which takes place between 1776 and 1778. Fans will finally learn who really killed Malva and if Claire escapes her trial. And if the story line closely follows the books, the Frasers will get deeply involved in the Revolutionary War.

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4. Who Is in the Cast of Outlander Season 7?

Fan favorites Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan are returning to reprise their roles as Claire and Jamie. Other returning cast members include Sophie Skelton (Bree Fraser MacKenzie), Richard Rankin (Roger MacKenzie), Graham McTavish (Dougal MacKenzie), Lauren Lyle (Marsali MacKimmie Fraser), César Domboy (Fergus Claudel Fraser), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta MacKenzie Cameron), Nell Hudson (Laoghaire MacKenzie), Steven Cree (Ian Murray), John Bell (Ian Fraser Murray), David Berry (Lord John Grey), Lotte Verbeek (Gillian Edgars), Caitlin O'Ryan (Lizzie Wemyss), Chris Larkin (Richard Brown), Mark Lewis Jones (Tom Christie), Glen Gould (Chief Bird) and Simon R. Baker (Still Water).

Fans can also expect to see two new faces, including Joey Phillips (who will play Dr. Denzell Hunter) and Izzy Meikle-Small (who will play his sister, Rachel Hunter).

5. Is There a Trailer?

There certainly is—and it’s filled with hints on how the season will play out. In the trailer, the American Revolution is in full swing, with Jamie taking part in the war while Claire uses her skills to heal the wounded. Meanwhile, Jamie’s son, William, is all grown up and on the battlefield. One scene shows a mysterious invader setting fire to Claire’s home after she demands them to “get the hell out of my house.” Sounds like fans will be getting plenty of drama and intense moments this season.