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There’s good news and bad news for Outlander fans. The hit series starring Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan has been renewed for an eighth and final season, Starz announced on Thursday (Jan. 19).
“For nearly a decade Outlander has won the hearts of audiences worldwide and we’re pleased to bring Claire and Jamie’s epic love story to a proper conclusion,” Kathryn Busby, president of original programming for Starz said, per Variety. “But before we close this chapter there is plenty of their passionate story to tell over the course of 26 new episodes and even more to explore of this dynamic world and its origin story. We’re thrilled to continue to partner with Matthew, Maril and Ronald and can’t wait to see where their alluring storytelling takes us next.”
Luckily, fans don’t have to say goodbye just yet. In addition to announcing the end of Outlander, Starz greenlit a 10-episode prequel series, Outlander: Blood of My Blood, which will center around Jamie’s (Heughan) parents.
Outlander, which premiered in 2014, incorporates romance, science fiction and history into one series. The show follows the story of a fictional nurse named Claire Randall (Balfe) who — after ending her stint as a World War II British Army nurse — gets transported from the year 1945 back in time to 1743 Scotland. After being forced to marry Scottish warrior, Jamie Frasier (Heughan), Claire’s heart gets torn between two men with vastly different lives.
The cast of Outlander includes Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, Caitlyn O’Ryan, Simon R. Baker, Mark Lewis Jones and Glen Gould.
Season 6 premiered on Starz in March 2022 after being delayed for two years because of the pandemic. Season 7 will premiere this summer with 16 episodes and will feature returning characters along with new additions to the cast.
How to Watch Outlander on Starz
Want to catch up on Outlander? Stream the series online with this limited deal from Starz. Right now, new and returning subscribers can join for just $5 for the first month. That means you can binge watch Outlander and tons of other shows and movies for less than what you would normally pay for lunch.
For those who already have cable, satellite or TV via internet provider, Starz is available on Prime Video, Sling, Direct TV and DirectTV Stream, AT&T, Verizon Fios, Cox, Spectrum, Hulu, Xfinity, Dish and more. See a full list of partnered providers here.
What time does Outlander usually come on TV? New episodes typically air on Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Starz and drop at midnight on the Starz app.
With the Starz app, viewers can binge watch previous seasons along with the upcoming season when it arrives this summer. And you can stream from your TV, smart phone or another compatible device via the Starz app (use ExpressVPN to watch Starz internationally). After the promo deal ends, Starz will cost $8.99 a month and you can cancel anytime.
How to Get a Free Trial to Starz
Looking for a free trial? Your best bet is to go through another provider such as Hulu, Prime Video or YouTube TV. Find discount deals on sites like Groupon and check with cable or streaming providers to see if they offer free previews of Starz.
Starz features a selection of original shows and limited series such as Gaslit, Shinning Vale, P-Valley, BMF, High Town, Heels, Blindspotting, The Spanish Princess, The Serpent Queen, Power Book II: Ghost, Power Book III: Raising Kanan and Power Book IV: Force.
Watch a teaser for Outlander Season 7 below.