Outlander has found a new home in the UK as it gets set to launch part two of the show’s seventh season. The Starz-produced show had previously been broadcast on Lionsgate+ which aired episodes of the hugely popular period fantasy drama one day after they were shown in the US with previous series also available on the site.

The company ceased its UK operation on February 29 leaving fans of the show, which stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe, with no legal way to watch it. It was also uncertain how they would be able to access the upcoming new episodes.

However, MGM+ have come to the rescue after striking a deal that will deliver premium Lionsgate and Starz programming to customers in the UK. Lionsgate+ subscribers who joined via Prime Video Channels in the UK will get access to the MGM service beginning in April.

Later in May, the service will be rebranded to MGM+ to align with the recent rebrand in Europe, Latin America, and the United States. The channel is available in 31 countries globally and is one of the most subscribed Prime Video Channels.

Alongside the complete Outlander franchise, it will also become the UK home to several other popular Starz shows, which previously aired on Lionsgate+. These include the Power Book series, The Serpent Queen, P-Valley, and Hightown and legacy series such as The Great, Mad Men, Nashville and Weeds.

Speaking about the deal Josh McIvor, global general manager of MGM+ said: “The expansion of MGM+ in the United Kingdom further cements Amazon’s commitment to invest in and grow the MGM+ channel internationally, while enhancing the content offering available to subscribers.”

“The addition of premium first-run TV franchises such as Outlander and Power, along with many blockbuster hit movies, will allow MGM+ to continue its evolution as a premium international streaming service,” Michael Katzer, head of MGM+ International added.

The news will come as a relief to fans of the show as the next instalment is due to launch very shortly.

Although no release date is confirmed it is widely believed that the next part of the show will begin to broadcast this month.

Season seven, part two of Outlander will draw from Diana Gabaldon’s seventh and eighth books, An Echo in the Bone and Written in My Own Blood.

The regular cast members are set to return, along with some new additions. In the upcoming episodes, a familiar character from Outlander’s third season will reappear, but this time portrayed by a different actor.

Originally played by Laura Donnelly, the role of Jamie’s sister, Jenny Murray, will now be portrayed by Kristin Atherton. She is recognised for her work in Waterloo Road and Doctors.

After seven whirlwind seasons of romance, war and time travel, Outlander will end after its eighth instalment, which began filming late last year.

Much to fans’ devastation, the conclusion was confirmed in January 2023 alongside the announcement of an upcoming prequel, Blood of My Blood.

Source; express.co.uk

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