Starz Greenlights ‘Outlander’ Prequel ‘Outlander: Blood of My Blood’

Amid the renewal of ‘Outlander’ for the eighth and final season, Starz announces the new ‘Outlander’ prequel ‘Outlander: Blood of My Blood’.

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While we are saddened to hear that the eighth season of Outlander will be its final one, the thought of a prequel definitely gets us excited! The official prequel news comes amid the Starz announcement of Outlander coming to a close after season eight. Claire and Jamie’s story may be coming to an end on screen (never in our hearts, of course), but Outlander: Blood of My Blood will keep the Outlander story alive.

Keep reading to find out everything we know so far about the upcoming show!

Outlander star Sam Heughan and Jamie Fraser
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Outlander: Blood of My Blood

The upcoming prequel series will give us even more of Jamie Fraser’s story. Back in August 2022, Starz gave the prequel a name and released some plot details surrounding the latest adaptation series. The series will focus on Jamie’s life through his parent’s perspective as Outlander fans watch Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser’s love story unfold. Gabaldon will also serve as a consulting producer on the prequel. 

Matthew B. Roberts will write and executive produce the upcoming prequel alongside Ronald D. Moore and Maria David. Roberts will also be showrunner. Roberts gave details about the upcoming prequel noting the new series will be a love story at heart. Outlander fans should also recognize the title of the upcoming show as we’ve heard this before from Jamie!

“‘Outlander: Blood of My Blood’ is, at its heart, a love story. It will explore what lengths a person will go to find love in a time when love is considered a luxury, and when marriages are made strategically, often for political or financial gain. The title is a nod to Jamie Fraser’s marriage vow to Claire and there will be several names and faces that ‘Outlander’ fans will know and recognize.

Jamie and Claire’s TV story may be coming to an end with season eight, but Diana is continuing on with their literary journey in her wonderful book series and is working diligently on book ten. With Jamie and Claire, and now Brian and Ellen, there is still so much more to come in the ‘Outlander’ universe, and we cannot wait to continue sharing these stories with our dedicated fans.”

— Matthew B. Roberts

Casting and Release?

There is no official premiere date yet or a cast announcement, but make sure to check back here for more updates around the latest Outlander prequel. It is no secret how successful Outlander is since its release in 2014. We have no doubts the prequel will be just as great.

Looking for more Outlander news? Get the latest on season 8 here!