American television network Starz will end an era and begin a new one as they announced the renewal of the fan-favorite historical drama TV series “Outlander” for its eighth and final season, with a 10-episode prequel that will also be the final season of the series. This news has left all fans of the Starz series excited as well as sad that their favorite series will end.
Continue reading this article to learn more about the Starz series ‘Outlander’, its star-studded cast, release date, reactions to the news and much more!
Outlander eighth and final season renewed:
Starz has announced that the historical drama TV series “Outlander” will be renewed for its eighth and final season, with a 10-episode prequel. Since the series’ longer seventh season will be released this summer with 16 episodes, fans will be able to watch a total of 26 episodes of their favorite series before it officially ends.
In a video announcing the season released by Starz, Sam Heughan says: “We can’t wait to bring you guys the last season.” Whereas Caitrona Balfe added: “We hope we’re making you proud and we’re really, really grateful, so thank you.”
Everything you need to know about Outlander
Starz’s “Outlander” is a historical drama television series based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of novels. The series was developed by Ronald D. Moore and premiered on Starz on August 9, 2014. The series has a total of 75 episodes over six seasons.
The first season of the television series had 16 episodes and was released as two half-seasons. The second season was based on Dragonfly in Amber and consisted of 13 episodes aired from April to July 2016. The third season was based on Voyager and had 13 episodes aired from September to December 2017.
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The fourth season was based on “Drums of Autumn” and had 13 episodes aired from November 2018 to January 2019. The fifth season of 12 episodes was based on The Fiery Cross and aired from February 2019 to May 2020. The sixth season of the series is based on “A Breath of Snow and Ash” and had eight episodes that aired from March to May 2022. The seventh season of the series is based on “An Echo in the Bone” and is scheduled to premiere in mid-2023 Mr.
Who is in the star-studded cast of the Outlander series?
The historical drama television series is based on Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series of novels and was developed by Ronald D. Moore. The series is distributed by Sony Pictures Television and the original network is Starz. The series is produced by David Brown and Guy Tannahill, and executive produced by Jim Kohlberg, Ira Steven Behr, Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Andy Harris, Marigot Kehoe, Tony Grafia, Ann Kenny and Marill Davis.
The star-studded cast of the fan-favorite series includes
Kaytrona Balfe as Claire Fraser, Tobias Menzies as Frank Randall, Graham McTavish as Dougal McKenzie (seasons 1–2, 7), Sam Heughan as James “Jamie” Fraser, Jonathan “Black Jack” Randall (seasons 1-3), Richard Rankin as Roger McKenzie (season 2–present), Duncan Lacroix as Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser (seasons 1-5), Stephen Walters as Angus Mhor (seasons 1-2), Grant O’Rourke as Rupert McKenzie (seasons 1-3), Simon Callow as Clarence Marylebone, Gary Lewis as Colum MacKenzie (seasons 1-2), Lotte Verbeek as Gillis Duncan aka Gillian Edgars (seasons 1–3, 7), Sophie Skelton as Brianna “Bree” Fraser MacKenzie (season 2–present), Lauren Lyle as MarsaliMacKimmie Fraser (season 3–present), Bill Patterson such as Edward “Ned” Gowan (seasons 1, 3) and many others.
Fan reaction to the exciting announcement
The exciting news of “Outlander” being renewed for its eighth and final season was announced via a tweet from the series’ official Twitter handle, @Outlander_Starz. The tweet read: “What an amazing ride with an amazing fanbase.” “Outlander has officially been renewed for an eighth and final season.”
As soon as this announcement was made, netizens were left excited as the series will be renewed for an eighth season; However, some of the fans are also a bit sad as this will be the last season of ‘Outlander’. Ever since the news broke, people have been sharing their views on various social media platforms. Looking at the reactions and excitement of the audience, it seems that the upcoming season will be even more successful than the previous ones as everyone is looking forward to it.
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