Claire and Jamie Are Ready for a Revolution in the "Outlander" Season 7 Trailer
Droughtlander isn't over just yet, sassenachs. Though Starz's "Outlander" is ending after its eighth season, there's still plenty to look forward to now that season seven has not one, but two premiere dates.
On Dec. 23, 2022, Starz served up a preview of what's ahead in season seven to tide fans over, and the first teaser promised all of the romance, action, and prophetic dreams viewers have come to expect from the show. That time around, it was Jamie envisioning the future — which could be a warning of what's to come for him and Claire. In the teaser, Jamie tells Claire that he dreamed they were surrounded by an unnatural light. "I had another dream," he says. "There was a light around ye. But it wasn't candlelight, nor firelight. I thought, now that must be what electric light is like."
Viewers will no doubt remember that Brianna and Roger previously discovered via a newspaper clipping that the star-crossed lovers reportedly die in a fire. It's possible Jamie's dream could point to that eventually, but given how much this show loves its twists, nothing is certain where Jamie and Claire are concerned.
A May 11 trailer for the upcoming season further teased a fire on the Ridge, and moves the show even deeper into the Revolutionary War. "I'm not as brave as I was before," Jamie says at one point, narration cut alongside battle footage and clips of Briana giving birth and Claire with a noose around her neck. At one point in the trailer, an emotional Claire walks behind a wooden coffin.
In March 2021, Starz shared the official season seven renewal announcement while season six was still in production itself. "We just want to say thank you so much to all of you fans. . . . We could not do it without you!" Sophie Skelton, who plays Brianna, says in the announcement video.
Then, on April 6, 2022, the official "Outlander" Twitter account posted a behind-the-scenes first look at season seven, tweeting, "The cast and crew are back at it — #Outlander Season 7 is in production!" The tweet was accompanied by a photo of Skelton, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, and Richard Rankin all in costume. Heughan got in on the fun too, posting a silly picture of his own. "Wait!!! Is that @Outlander_STARZ season…. 7!?!?!? yazzz," he tweeted along with a picture of the four actors laughing on set.
Read ahead for everything else we know about the upcoming season of "Outlander."
"Outlander" Season 7 Trailer
"Outlander" Season 7 Teaser Trailer
How Many Episodes Will Be in "Outlander" Season 7?
Season seven is set to have even more episodes than the previous season, in part to make up for the pandemic-shortened season six. "We just tried our best to keep everyone safe so we could continue to tell the kind of stories we wanted," executive producer Maril Davis told "Entertainment Tonight" ahead of the sixth-season premiere. "Our production really did an amazing job . . . We condensed season 6 and got all the good material in there. And then we're going to give you a supersized season seven, which will present its own challenges."
This upcoming season is currently slated to have a whopping 16 episodes, tying the first season for the highest episode count in the series.
"Outlander" Season 7 Release Date
On March 23, 2023, Starz announced that the new season will be broken up into two parts: the first eight episodes will air on June 16, while the latter half are scheduled to premiere sometime in 2024.