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Season 7 Premieres Today!


Phew… is what’s on my mind…

VERY quick trip to a smoky New York five days ago for the Season 7 Premiere of Outlander! (Though we did fit in a quick visit to the Met…)

Wonderful to see everyone, and a Real Thrill to watch Episode 1 with a theater of Hugely Enthusiastic fans!

I’m sure y’all will be equally delighted to see it, too! Do let me know what you think!

Yes, I am short.


Outlander, Season 7

season7-jamie-claire“In order to protect what they’ve built, the Frasers have to navigate the Revolutionary War. They learn that sometimes to defend what you love, you have to leave it behind.”

The first episode of Season 7 of Outlander is available from Starz in the U.S.A. through streaming online, the Starz app, or the Starz cable network.

The new season is also available on cable networks and streaming services around the world. (See below.)

Season 7 begins with episode 701, ‘A Life Well Lost,’, in which “Jamie races towards Wilmington to rescue Claire from the gallows, only to discover that the American Revolution has well and truly reached North Carolina.”

Click to watch the Season 7 trailer on Youtube, released a few months ago.

In the U.S.A. – Starz Network and Streaming:

Season 7 consists of sixteen episodes, with the the premiere released today on the Starz website and streaming app at midnight (Eastern time) in the U.S.A. The next seven episodes of the first half of Season 7 will be released each Friday in the weeks after on the Starz website or app for streaming at the same time.

On the Starz cable channel, the first episode will premiere today at 5 p.m. Pacific Time (8 p.m. Eastern Time).  The next seven episodes of the first half of Season 7 will be shown each Friday in the weeks after on the Starz cable channel at the same time.

The second half of Season 7, another eight episodes, will be shown in 2024 in the U.S.A., with a release date to be determined.

For those who are new to the Outlander tv series, Seasons 1 through 6 are available for streaming on the Starz website and app.

Seasons 1-5 of Outlander are apparently available to stream on Netflix, also. A new season of Outlander is usually released on Netflix two years after the finale episode airs on Starz in the U.S.A.. So Season 7 may be available to stream on Netflix sometime in 2025.

Global Release of Outlander, Season 7

For viewers outside the U.S.A., please check with your local cable network and streaming services for all options, which differ from country to country (much like book publishing!). Below is information that has been announced for some countries for Outlander Season 7 by a CNET article:

Canada – W Network. Season 7 will premiere on Sunday, June 18, at 9 p.m. (Eastern and Pacific times).

United Kingdom – Lionsgate Plus. Streaming service Lionsgate Plus has the rights to show Outlander Season 7 exclusively in the U.K.. Like the U.S.A., the new season premiere will be released on Friday, June 16, with new episodes being added once per week. Lionsgate Plus is also available as a channel add-on for Amazon Prime Video in the U.K.

Australia – Foxtel and Binge. Outlander season 7 debuts Fox One on Saturday, June 17, at 7:30 p.m. (AEST). If you don’t have a cable package that carries Fox One, an alternative option is the streaming service Binge, which will have the new season on demand.

Countries including Belgium, France, India, Malaysia, Japan, Hong Kong, Poland, South Korea, and Singapore will have access to weekly episodes of Outlander Season 7 on Netflix alongside its release on Starz in the U.S.A. (above), as was done with Season 6.

Netherlands, Australia, Argentina, Brazil, South Africa, Mexico, and Sweden will have access to Season 7 on Netflix one year after its premiere on Starz, likely a June, 2024 release.

CNET’s article also mentions the use of VPNs (Virtual Private Networks) for streaming the new season, but that’s only for the very tech savvy to attempt, IMHO. <g>

The Outlander television series is produced by Starz, Sony, and Tall Ship Productions.

Information on the premiere and release dates outside the U.S.A. are thanks to CNET and Collider articles.

12 Responses »

  1. The first episode is awesome in my opinion. I loved each scene, but I especially loved the scene where Tom Christie confesses to Claire. It was so touching. Kudos to the writers of this episode. It did not disappoint.

  2. Ms Gabaldon, I remember being touched by a time when Jamie worried that he was not enough, I cannot find it-can you help? I was very touched by it.

  3. I loved the first and second episodes. I agree with Gloria Lee that the scene where Tom Christie confesses to Claire his love is magnificent! Grab the Kleenex box! And I was happy with the ending not seeing but knowing that Brown gets his due at the hand of Jamie!

    The second episode had that scene with Bree and Jamie and the fireflies. Magical! And the scene of them going back to the future was emotional! Sophie gets an Emmy for her acting in that episode for sure!

    I will see you at the Poisoned Pen on Aug 4, 2023. Always a thrill for me! I hope to be half the writer you are. You got me through and recovered from a stroke. You inspired me to write about what would have happened to Jamie when he was at Hellwater if he met a young girl named Bella, a telepathic time traveler from 400 years in the future!

    Thank you for all you do!
    Glendale AZ

    • Dear Starz,

      When will we be able to see Series 7 of Outlander in Italy? Up to now, we have been able to watch it on Sky. It has been well-presented although the publicity and reviews have not been well promoted. You need a much better team in Italy to promote Outlander. Many people I know, both English speakers and Italian-only speakers, are quite hooked on the story.

      The English language (original) version is popular with either English or Italian subtitles. The Italian language dubbed version is ok, but the translation level is not the highest. I feel the translators don’t themselves understand the background and history involved which doesn’t assist their ability to translate the story in context.

      Please get Outlander Series 7 to us in Italy as soon as possible,
      Chris Gilmore

      • Hi, Chris,

        You wrote a web comment to Diana Gabaldon on her website, not Starz. :-)

        Starz is the American cable and streaming network that produces the series and shows it first in the USA.

        Sony International bought the legal rights to distribute the Outlander tv series around the world (and they also are involved in the production with Starz). So Sony handles showing it in Italy (choosing which networks and streaming services it will show on, the DVD editions in Italian, etc.) and which cable networks or streaming services it will be on there. Also the editions with subtitles and translations. As to who advertises the series in different countries, Sony and the local broadcast/streaming services do that.

        Each country has different copyright, broadcast, and streaming laws, and that is part of what affects when viewers in a specific country will see the series. It’s complicated as they say. Plus translations add more time. A ballpark time period is at least one year after it first shows in the USA for some markets.

        I’d suggest that you send your input to Sky there in Italy. And Sony, too. I’ll forward your remarks to Diana and her staff, as well. She appreciates the input, but all the things you mentioned are up to Sony, methinks.

        It’s awesome that folks are watching the show in Italy!

  4. Ms. Gabaldon,

    You *must* not end Outlander with Season 7. Since they will have witnessed the birth of the United States in Season 7, send them to Australia for Season 8. The timing is perfect. They will witness the birth of another nation whose origins also are British.

    Harlan Hague, Ph.D.

    • Hi,

      Diana has a Ph.D. also. Just sayin’. :-)

      The Starz/Sony TV series is based on her OUTLANDER series of novels. Up through BEES (Book 9), I don’t remember Jamie and Claire going to Australia! Here and there the series diverges from her books a bit in translating them to the screen, but I dunno if they’ll do that. Have to wait and see! Love your enthusiasm for Australia.

      All best,

  5. Never mind. I see season 8 is in the works, and I suspect you aren’t taking anybody to Australia. Looking forward to see how Jamie is going to navigate taking on the mantle of rebellion during the Revolution.


  6. I am curious about who wrote the observation made near the end of Season 7, Episode 4 (“A Most Uncomfortable Woman”). Clair says:

    “People who don’t believe in telepathy have never set foot on a battlefield or served with an army. Something passes unseen from man to man when an army is on the move. The air itself is live with feeling … half eagerness, half dread. It dances over the skin, knowing with every step death walks beside them. Each hoping to live or die well.”

    Is this a quote from one of the Outlander books or was it developed by the writers of that particular TV episode? Or is there a different source? Thank you for your information!

    • Kathy, the quote is mostly from one of the books, just the last part of the last sentence is changed (The Fiery Cross/book 5, Chapter 63): “People who don’t believe in telepathy have never set food on a battlefield, nor served with an army. Something passes unseen from man to man when an army is about to move; the air itself is live with feeling. Half dread, half eagerness, it dances over the skin and bores the length of the spine with an urgency like sudden lust.”

  7. Ms Gabaldon I love the Outlander Series, read all the books, twice. Sometimes it’s hard to wait for the next season, I must admit. The only issue I have is the song in the intro “sing me a song…” I’m not sure why it was changed from the first season, that one was the best rendition and then it went downhill from there. Maybe you can bring that version back?!

  8. Claire, relieved from a bloody table and walks alone displaying a thousand yard stare.

    “On VE Day, the bloodiest and most terrible war in human history, grows fainter with each passing day. But I can still recall every detail of the day when I saw the life I wanted in a window. I sometimes wonder what would have happened if I had bought the vase and made a home for it. Would that have changed things? Would I have been happy? Who can say?
    I do know this: even now: after all the pain and death and heartbreak that followed, I would still make the same choice.”
    Season 1 ep 1 Claire

    I am an 80 year nam vet
    Have not read a line but have watched the tv version through to droutlander.

    I am desperately in love with Claire!

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