In March 2021—a full year before season six of Outlander premiered—Starz announced that it had picked up season seven from executive producer Ronald D. Moore and Sony Pictures Television. Since then we’ve returned to Fraser’s Ridge, and a lot has happened: Claire struggled with the aftermath of sexual assault, Bree and Roger embarked on a new future as their family grew, the Christies came to town, what really happened during young Ian’s last few years was revealed, Jamie came to terms with the upcoming revolution, and everything fell apart with Malva’s claim that Jamie had fathered her unborn child, which led to Claire wrongfully accused and arrested for Malva’s death.
Yeah, a lot happened. But the season—especially the finale, which aired on May 1, 2022 (gosh, doesn’t that seem like lifetimes ago?)—was one of the most breathtaking of the series.
Now, with season six over, fans are already looking ahead to a supersized season seven. It’s double the number of episodes from season six, which was truncated due to star Caitriona Balfe’s pregnancy and pandemic-related scheduling issues. And now, we finally know when it will premiere: Friday, June 16, 2023.
Also, as some fans have guessed, season seven will indeed be split into two parts, with the first eight episodes airing in June, and the other eight airing sometime in 2024. (Starz hasn't given any other details about those episodes). As for when you'll be able to start watching on June 16, all of that information is listed below.
But first, we have five new photos from those eight episodes: