The wait for Outlander season 7 is pretty darn painful — there’s no denying that. At this point last year, we knew when season 6 was coming to Starz! We wish we could say something similar here but for whatever reason, the network is holding their cards close to the vest.
So while the powers-that-be have yet to announce any firm details about the 16-episode story ahead, there are some things that we can glean based on the info out there. Production on the first half of season 7 has been done for a while, and for whatever reason, Starz has been super-quiet about their 2023 lineup so far. Odds are, that will change in the next few weeks. It’d be a little unusual for them to announce a January or February premiere for Outlander such a short amount of time in advance, but there is still plenty of time for them to promote it.
The most interesting question to us is if all of season 7 could end up airing next year. Think about it like this: They could air the first eight in the late winter / spring (we tend to think March is most likely, based on season 6), and then the second eight in the fall. It’s a way to keep people discussing the show almost year-round, which could also benefit Starz greatly in terms of subscribers.
So why wouldn’t they want to do this? The only answer we can give is that there could be a long hiatus between season 7 and season 8, provided that we even get a season 8. Given the massive order for season 7, we tend to think the actors would want a break to do some other things after the fact. Because of this, Starz may want to stretch out season 7 — though they could also do that with the prequel Blood of My Blood, of course depending on what happens with that.
Do you think that we could actually see all of Outlander season 7 in 2023?
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