As an early holiday treat, Starz today revealed the first-look teaser trailer and art for Outlander Season 7, which will premiere in the summer of 2023.
The Outlander television series is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list.
The Outlander television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.
Starz recently announced several returning characters and new additions for Outlander Season 7, including Charles Vandervaart as William Ransom, Izzy Meikle-Small as Rachel Hunter and Joey Phillips as Denzell Hunter.
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The returning fan favorites include Caitríona Balfe as Claire Fraser, Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser, Sophie Skelton as Brianna MacKenzie, Richard Rankin as Roger MacKenzie, John Bell as Young Ian, David Berry as Lord John Grey, Caitlin O’Ryan as Lizzie Beardsley, and Paul Gorman in both roles as the Beardsley twins, Josiah and Keziah.
Graham McTavish (House of the Dragon, The Hobbit films) is reprising his role as Dougal MacKenzie, Jamie’s uncle whom he killed just before the battle of Culloden; Nell Hudson (Victoria) will play Laoghaire Fraser, Jamie’s ex-wife and Marsali’s mother; and Steven Cree (A Discovery of Witches, Outlaw King) is Old Ian Murray, Young Ian’s father and Jamie’s brother-in-law.
Also back are Andrew Whipp (Shetland) as Brian Fraser, Jamie’s father; Layla Burns (She Will) as Joan MacKimmie, Marsali’s sister and Jamie’s stepdaughter; and Lotte Verbeek (The Fault in Our Stars) as Geillis Duncan, Claire’s former friend-turned-enemy and a fellow time traveler from the 1960s.
New actors joining Outlander Season 7 also include Gloria Obianyo (Dune) as Mercy Woodcock, a free Black woman navigating the hardships of life in Colonial America; Rod Hallett (The Last Kingdom) as Benedict Arnold, the notorious Revolutionary soldier turned traitor; and Chris Fulton (Bridgerton) as Rob Cameron, a new acquaintance of Roger and Brianna.
The new cast members are rounded out by Diarmaid Murtagh (Vikings) as Buck MacKenzie, the illegitimate son of Dougal MacKenzie and Geillis Duncan, and Roger’s ancestor, a role previously played by Graham McTavish in season five.
There’s also Kristin Atherton (Shakespeare & Hathaway) as Jenny Murray, Jamie’s sister and Young Ian’s mother, a role originated by Laura Donnelly in seasons one through three.
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“One of the many joys of our epic story is the element of time travel which allows us to revisit some of our favorite characters in different times and places, and we’re thrilled to welcome back so many familiar faces for season seven,” said showrunner, writer and executive producer Matthew B. Roberts.
Roberts added: “In addition to our returning cast, we’re also excited to welcome several new actors to the ‘Outlander’ family and cannot wait to introduce them to fans in our extended season.”
Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan executive produce.
Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Mirko Parlevliet has been reporting on the entertainment industry since 1998 and founded Vital Thrills in 2018 to cover the latest streaming, movie, TV, and video game news. Mirko previously created the websites ComingSoon, Spider-Man Hype!, SuperHeroHype and ShockTillYouDrop.