‘Outlander Renewed to Starz for Season 7 Ahead of Season 6 Premiere – Deadline

Outlander keep on going.

Starz won a seventh season of the period fantasy drama ahead of its sixth season.

It comes as filming for season six began earlier this year, delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic and dubbed Droughtlander by many.

Matthew B. Roberts will continue as showrunner with stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin, all returning for season seven, which will be based on An Echo in the Bone, the seventh book in the book series. by Diana Gabaldon.

It was picked up for a 12-episode order from Sony Pictures Television, in line with the past four seasons.

Outlander, an executable produced by Ronald D. Moore, stars Balfe as Claire Randall, a former married nurse who in 1946 finds herself transported to Scotland in 1743. Gabaldon also has a ninth – Go tell the bees that I am gone – forthcoming.

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There is no official word on the scripted spinoff yet, although last year Starz CEO Jeffrey Hirsch told Deadline that he believes “there are a lot of opportunities in the game. Outlander universe to have story extensions, spin-offs or sequels ”. “I hope we find something that feels good and that we can continue to tell this story,” he added.

Fans often clamor for a storyline starring Lord John Gray, a staunch friend of key characters, to be derived. Gabaldon wrote a number of Lord John’s short stories.

On the unscripted side, Heughan and Graham McTavish are currently staring in a Scottish road trip series. Men in kilts, exploring their heritage and meeting an incredible collection of people showing off what it means to be Scottish.

Moore, Roberts, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Andy Harries and Jim Kohlberg will produce season seven, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Christina Davis, president of original programming for Starz, said the network is “committed” to investing in “unapologetically bold, high-end storytelling that amplifies diverse voices and shines the spotlight on women in front and behind the camera.” .

“The successful series Outlander embodies everything about our Take The Lead initiative, including a powerful female lead character and an incredible team of storytellers. We look forward to following Claire and Jamie’s adventures in America during the Revolution as well as more time travel in the upcoming season.

“We are delighted that Starz has given us the opportunity to continue the epic Outlander trip, ”added Roberts. “We can’t wait to step into the Writer’s Room and start breaking Echo in the Bone and look forward to giving fans another season of this exhilarating story.

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