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Season 8 and Prequel Series Are Greenlit!


outlander-blood-of-my-bloodSo…. we got news!

OUTLANDER, SEASON 8 is greenlit!

and,

so is the OUTLANDER PREQUEL (BLOOD OF MY BLOOD)!

Let there be rejoicing!!!

Season 8 – Ten Episodes

The Starz Outlander TV series has been renewed for Season 8. Ten episodes will be produced in this final season.

Click to watch the announcement video on Youtube in a new browser window.

What About Season 7?

Season 7 of Outlander is currently in production, and will have 16 episodes in total. It is slated to premiere in the summer of 2023, and is based on AN ECHO IN THE BONE, the seventh in my Outlander series of major novels.

Prequel: The Story of Jamie’s Parents

Starz has also greenlit a prequel series to the current Outlander TV show today. “Outlander: Blood of My Blood” will tell the story of Jamie’s parents, Brian Fraser and Ellen MacKenzie. I will serve as a consulting producer.

Read the first excerpt from my prequel novel about Brian and Ellen.

Matthew B. Roberts will be the executive producer and write episodes for “Outlander: Blood of my Blood,” along with Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis of Tall Ship Productions. Roberts will also serve as the showrunner.

The Outlander TV series is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Stay tuned…

-Diana

9 Responses »

  1. Hip, Hip, Hooray for all the news. Love it so much. Thank you.

  2. Just curious… if the show is ending on the 8th season, how will that correspond to the actual book/series ending if it’ll be a few years until book 10 is published? Will the showrunners/writers be privy to the book ending so as to incorporate it into the show? Or will they come up with their own ending? Or is it possible that season 8 will end similarly to Bees, leaving open the possibility to film a finale season down the road when the 10th book is published? I don’t want the TV series to spoil the book series ending (though I’ll obviously read it anyway), but I also don’t want a Game of Thrones situation (though I think Outlander showrunners/writer are vastly better and more respectful to the source material).

  3. What are the chances of a different network picking up outlander for books 8-10? I always felt the earlier books were just getting you set up for the later books. There is just so much great material in the later books. How are we ever going to find out about Jamie’s ghost? Writing an earlier ending is really going to be tough. I am really going to miss my outlander show until book 10 comes out.

  4. Dear Diana,
    thank you for the wonderful work you are doing since 1991 first book.
    Scrivo in italiano, più facile per me.
    Ho una teoria sul fantasma di Jamie:
    essendo Claire tornata oltre le pietre, finalmente Jamie ha, come accade per tutti gli altri viaggiatori, un motivo per viaggiare attraverso il tempo anche lui.
    In realtà, in tutti i libri c’è il particolare che il nostro eroe non può sentire alcuni suoni, è stonato e non sente le melodie a seguito della ferita alla testa che Dougal gli ha inferto: forse per questo sembra non sentire le pietre.
    Secondo me, avendo già detto ai suoi uomini di non andare a combattere e tornare a Lallybroch, decide anche lui di non andare a Culloden e provare a raggiungere Claire nel futuro. Ma arriva nell’anno in cui ella sta partendo per la prima volta. Così capisce che il destino davvero non si può cambiare, motivo della tristezza che Frank percepisce vedendo “il fantasma”. Così Jamie torna indietro a combattere, pensando che mai più vedrà Claire.
    Tra l’altro ad un certo punto, nei libri successivi, rivelerà di averla vista “avvolta da una luce” elettrica e si giustificherà dicendo che non era impossibile sognare il futuro.
    Un abbraccio, aspetto con impazienza il libro 10!

  5. Hello Diana! The eighth season will be the series finale?
    I hope not and I also hope and pray that book 10 will not take so many years to be published. Thank you for such a beautiful love story.

  6. It’s disappointing that the final season will only have 10 episodes. It seems like the fans are getting short changed.

  7. Dear Diana, I wish that the Outlander series can continue until you finish the series. I’m going to have a hard time letting it go. I love your story and the way the series was produced for TV. I fell in love with the characters and the extraordinary acting done by your actors. If there is any way you can influence those involved with the production, please tell them how much we love the series and want it continued.
    Yours truly,
    Coryn singer

  8. I am pleased to hear there will be a season 8. But only 10 episodes. I have read book 8 four times, book 9 3 times. There are many avenues of storyline in each book. And of course as of yet not finished book 10. I know they do not always go down certain storyline’s on the show. But how can they fit 3 books in 10 episodes?
    I am very grateful for 8 seasons. But us fans always want more. The books are big and complex. I am sure Sam and Caitriona have plans for their career. But I know you have ending all worked. I am sure you will steer writers down right path. But sure will give book readers a clue to end of book 10 I presume.
    Blood of my Blood, I am sure will be good, but without the actors we all know and love. It will not be Outlander

  9. Dear Ms. Diana,

    Will there be a lord John series as well? Also I really hope season 8 could be alittle longer. I love both the books and the show, thank you for sharing your talent. My mom has been your fan since you first published in 1991, we love talking about your books and watching the show together, I hope there will be more outlander mini series, novellas and stories, even when Jamie and Clair’s end maybe do one about Fergus and his family, or follow Willy and his search for love. I love your writing style, it’s so unique and yet familiar at the same time. Thank you for your time.

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