Outlander star Caitríona Balfe thinks that Season 7 would be a good place to end the fantasy series. She accepted that while she doesn’t know what the producers are planning for the future of the series, in her mind Season 7 would be a solid place for the series to come to an end. The Starz fantasy series is based on a novel series of the same name written by Diana Gabaldon. Balfe plays the role of Claire Fraser, the lead role of the series alongside Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, and while they have been separated many times throughout the series now they have come back together again and moved to colonial America, with the threat of the Revolutionary War hanging over them.
Outlander has been officially confirmed for Season 6 and Season 7. The sixth season of the series has already been completed and will air its eight episodes weekly from March 6. The seventh season will consist of 16 episodes and it will adapt the seventh Gabaldon’s novel titled An Echo in the Bone, the production on the seventh season will begin early this year. If the series follows the novels, the seventh season will place our protagonist right in the middle of the Revolutionary War and will follow the trauma and problems it caused to the happy couple.
During an interview with Vanity Fair, Balfe said that, while she doesn’t if Season 7 will be the final season of the series. Saying that this kind of knowledge is “above [Balfe’s] pay grade,” but she thinks that Season 7 would make a great place to put the series at rest. Read the full quote by Balfe below:
“We will have hit the almost 10-year mark by the end of that, which feels like a nice kind of time frame, but we don’t know. Those decisions are far above my pay grade.”
If the producers decide to continue the series after Season 7, they still have some story left to tell, as there are currently nine novels in the series leaving two more novels to adapt for the series. The first novel is 2014’s Written in My Own Heart’s Blood and the second novel is 2021’s Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone. There could also be potential for a spinoff series with David Berry’s Lord John Grey.
Even though Balfe clearly still enjoys making the series, almost ten years playing the same role could get a bit tedious sometimes more for a television character. However, Outlander has proved to be a major hit for the Starz channel and is still one of the biggest television series, so unless it royally screws up in some aspect, the series could go on for two more seasons after Season 7 adapting the whole nine books in novel series.
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