The time is here and I don’t think any of us are okay. Starz officially announced the renewal of Outlander for season eight, which will also be the show’s last. The eighth and final season of the hit series will consist of ten episodes. Don’t be sad just yet though, because Season 7 will be an extended season with 16 episodes! All news doesn’t have to be sad, right?
Keep reading for everything we know about the upcoming final season.
The Upcoming Final Season
Since 2014, we’ve followed Jamie and Claire on their adventures in the iconic adaptation of Diana Gabaldon’s series. Starz president of original programming, Kathryn Busby, said,
“For nearly a decade ‘Outlander’ has won the hearts of audiences worldwide and we’re pleased to bring Claire and Jamie’s epic love story to a proper conclusion, but before we close this chapter there is plenty of their passionate story to tell over the course of 26 new episodes and even more to explore of this dynamic world and its origin story. We’re thrilled to continue to partner with Matthew, Maril and Ronald and can’t wait to see where their alluring storytelling takes us next.”— Kathryn Busby
This news comes only months before Season 7 of Outlander is set to premiere this summer. Season 6, consisting of eight episodes, premiered in March of last year, and production for Season 7 quickly followed. Luckily, Season 7 will be an extended season with twice the amount of episodes. The 16-episode season is based on the Outlander novel, An Echo in the Bone.
Itching for more Outlander while you wait on Season 7? Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series is filled to the brim in the best way possible. Here is the order you should read them.
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