Outlander boss Maril Davis has shared a new update with fans about the progress being made on season seven – and the news is positive.
Speaking exclusively to Digital Spy, Davis confirmed that shooting has begun on the next season of the Starz drama, which will be twice the length of season six at 16 episodes.
Unfortunately, Davis wasn’t quite so certain on when the new season might hit our screens, following season six wrapping up last week.
“I actually don’t know!” she said when asked when we can expect to see the next season. “I haven’t been told when we will be airing season seven, all I know is we are in the beginning of shooting it now, and that’s all I can say.
“I think we are on a fairly typical schedule but it is a supersized season.”
It’s not just season seven we have to look forward to either, as there is also a prequel series in the works which will focus on the parents of Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). But could we also be in for another season of the main show after the seventh run eventually wraps up?
“I don’t have any news about the prequel series except for we’re developing that which is exciting,” Davis said.
“I haven’t heard anything about season eight. I would love to do it, but those decisions we are waiting to hear about. I would love to finish out the books if possible, but we will see what happens!”
Author Diana Gabaldon, who writes the Outlander novel series, has already published nine books in the series and has confirmed that we can expect one more before the saga wraps up – which could potentially mean several more seasons if the show continues to be recommissioned.
It was revealed earlier this week that Outlander’s next season will feature Lost in Space actor Charles Vandervaart as Jamie’s secret son, William Ransom.
“The character of William Ransom is a wonderful role, and one fans have been eager to see,” Davis said of the casting.
“Finding someone with the talent and physicality to play Jamie’s son was a daunting task, but Charles’ charisma was evident during the audition process and we are excited to see what he will bring to William’s multi-layered journey.”
Outlander airs on Starz in the US and streams on STARZPLAY in the UK.