Outlander” has reached the start of the tip. The present’s seventh season premiered on June 16, that means that followers now have lower than two full seasons left till the Fraser household’s story involves a conclusion.

Starz initially introduced the information that the present was ending on Jan. 19, 2023, confirming that the sequence’s eighth season could be its final. “What an incredible journey with an incredible fanbase,” the community tweeted. “‘Outlander’ has officially been renewed for an eighth and final season.”

On the time, Starz additionally tweeted a video compilation that includes a few of the present’s stars, who thanked viewers for his or her help and devotion over time. “Thank you so much for being with us from day one,” mentioned Caitriona Balfe, who performs Claire Fraser, the sequence’s central character whose journey again in time to 1743 catalyzes the entire subsequent occasions. Later within the video, Sam Heughan, who performs Jamie Fraser, acknowledged that “every good story has to come to an end.”

In keeping with Balfe, it simply felt like a pure time to carry the present to an in depth. “It’s really strange thinking that this time next year or whatever, it’ll be finished and that’ll be it, it’ll be a chapter done in my life,” she advised Radio Instances on June 13. “I’m going to definitely struggle with that because it’s been so great. It’ll be sad to say goodbye to it. I think, in some ways, I feel like we’ve said as much as we can say with these characters and we’ve sort of brought them to this point in their lives where it feels like it’s the right time to say goodbye to them. I think having season eight will give us a real opportunity to sort of finish it properly. But at the same time, it’s going be so sad.”

It might be some time till we truly see season eight, although, as it’s at the moment on pause as a result of ongoing writers’ strike, Balfe revealed. “Well, we had a date. And now with the writers’ strike, who knows?” she advised Radio Instances. “So we have to just wait and see.”

Regardless of the potential delay, the present’s forged is seemingly already frightened about saying goodbye. “The end of this, season seven, suddenly you could feel it on set,” Heughan mentioned on the “Happy Sad Confused” podcast in Could. “Everyone was starting to go, ‘Oh, actually, we’re going to come back and do this one more time and that’s it.’ Everyone was getting pretty emotional about it. I think it’s going to be a huge change in our lives and also really sad to say goodbye to this amazing journey.”

Whereas we most likely will not see the unique forged collectively once more onscreen after season eight, luckily, followers of the “Outlander” universe have loads extra to stay up for. In August 2022, the community introduced {that a} prequel sequence titled “Outlander: Blood of My Blood” can also be on its method. The prequel will inform the story of Jamie’s mother and father, Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser. “We are excited to peel back the layers of this vibrant world to bring our audience the origin of where it all began,” Kathryn Busby, president of authentic programming at Starz, mentioned in an announcement on the time. “We can’t wait to see what happens next.”