the primary episode of Outlander Season 7 smartly wraps up the drama that dominated Season 6 whilst also placing the level for what feels like the show’s endgame. Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) are bracing themselves for the oncoming progressive warfare, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin) are waiting for toddler #2, and key villains were swept off screen for precise. If it looks like Outlander is winding down, that’s because it is. Starz has already confirmed that Outlander Season eight can be the hit display’s final season. And lengthy-time Outlander govt producer Maril Davis isn’t satisfied about it.
“I don’t [think it’s time to end the show],” Davis informed Decider recently. “I mean, if it changed into just as much as Maril Davis, I would really like to look this through to the give up of the ebook series.”
Davis defined that a key trouble for them is that Outlander author Diana Gabaldon is still operating on e book 10 and the display is near lapping the tale unfolding at the page.
“it might entail us now taking place pause, waiting for her to write down that e book. Is that 3 years? Is it four years? I don’t know,” Davis said. “I think sometime it has to quit. is that this a good time? I’m certain.”
“you realize, human beings want to stretch their wings and do different matters. So I’m handiest going to speak for myself. i would have cherished to have persevered, however yet again, I don’t recognise. perhaps we’ll do a extraordinary iteration in the future. you already know, maybe we’ll come lower back and inform the end of the story. I suggest, we’ll need to end it in some way. however , tale will obviously nonetheless preserve within the books.”
Outlander stars and EPs Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe found out that they could sense that Season 7 became the start of the cease on set.
“I mean, it was tangible at the ultimate day of this season. we all realized, I assume on set, we’re like, ‘that is the penultimate time. We’ll simplest to return back and do this one greater time,’” Heughan said. “It’s going to be tough, isn’t it? It’s going to be very sad to mention good-bye now not simplest to the characters and the world, however I bet to the crew and our other buddies.”
“Yeah. however you realize, I do suppose it’ll be a decade,” Balfe stated. “In fact, by the point we finished the following season, it’ll be extra than a decade. It’s been one of these privilege and such an honor to spend that a lot time gambling those characters, however I think it’s also time for us to attempt new challenges and to have new experiences.”
whilst Balfe regarded to be the maximum at peace with Outlander‘s cease, she didn’t shoot down Davis’s concept to come lower back to the characters later down the line after Gabaldon finishes her books. “I suppose you in no way say never. The door’s constantly open so we’ll see,” she said.
before we get in advance of ourselves, Starz nonetheless has to make Outlander Season eight. Maril Davis showed to Decider that the WGA strike has affected pre-production on both Outlander‘s final season and the deliberate prequel collection, Blood of My Blood. She discovered that it’s uncertain when they’ll be able to make both season of television.
“the whole lot’s up inside the air. I’m a huge supporter of the Writers Guild. but I don’t — like anyone else — recognize what’s going to appear. It simply relies upon on how far lengthy this goes and how a long way we push,” Davis stated.