Everything Parade Knows So Far About ‘Outlander’s 8th and Final Season

Here’s everything Parade knows about ‘Outlander’ S8, including which books it’s based upon, returning cast members, and more!

Every good story comes to an end, and such is the case with Outlander, which while renewed for S8, will also be the series’ final season, wrapping up the epic, romantic, time-travel tale based on the novels by bestselling author Diana Gabaldon.

“It’s been an incredible journey,” Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, says in the video just below, while Caitríona Balfe, who plays Claire, says, “We hope we do you proud.”

And John Bell, who plays Young Ian, adds, “We’re going to go out with a bang and tell the story the way it should be.”

In making the announcement of the final season, Kathryn Busby – President, Original Programming for STARZ – said.

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.

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 [B. Roberts], Maril [Davis] and Ronald [D. Moore] and can’t wait to see where their alluring storytelling takes us next.

Where that story will be isn’t exactly known at present. S7— with its 16 episodes—will be taking story from Gabaldon’s sixth and seventh books in the series —A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo in My Bones—but until it airs, it’s hard to speculate on what will come next.

S8—with its 10 episodes—will most likely be adapted from books eight and nine—Written in My Own Heart’s Blood and Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, respectively—but Gabaldon is currently working on book 10, which may or may not wrap up the love story of Jamie and Claire Fraser. She hasn’t committed to an answer to that question yet.


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