Outlander prequel series gets a name and plot

Everything we know about the Outlander prequel series

Sam Heughan's Jamie Fraser and Caitríona Balfe's Claire Randall of the Starz series Outlander lying on the ground

Starz has revealed more details about its recently announced Outlander prequel series.

The network revealed on Thursday that the new show will be called Outlander: Blood of My Blood. When the project was first announced last February, details on what it would focus on were being kept under wraps. But in a new announcement from Starz, it was revealed that the prequel would follow the love story of Jamie Fraser’s parents.

Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander
Pictured: Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser | The Outlander prequel series will be about the love story of Jamie’s parents.

A few weeks ahead of the prequel announcement, Diana Gabaldon ― the author of the Outlander books on which the original TV series is based ― teased in a Facebook post that she was working on a prequel novel about Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, the parents of Outlander main character, Jamie.

Gabaldon’s Outlander prequel novel will likely serve as the inspiration for Outlander: Blood of My Blood, which is being written by Matthew B. Roberts, which will also serve as showrunner and executive producer of the prequel. As Outlander fans know, Roberts also serves as showrunner and executive producer for the original series, which is currently in production on season 7.

In addition to Roberts, Maril Davis and Ronald D. Moore, who developed Outlander for TV, will also exec produce the prequel under their production banner Tall Ship Productions. Story Mining & Supply Company will also exec produce with Gabaldon serving as a consulting producer. Lastly, Sony Pictures Television will also produce the prequel, with Executive Vice President of Original Programming, Karen Bailey, overseeing the project on behalf of STARZ.

Outlander is a riveting show that from season to season has captured the hearts of its fans around the world,” said Kathryn Busby, President, Original Programming at STARZ, in a press release. “We are excited to peel back the layers of this vibrant world to bring our audience the origin of where it all began. Matthew, Maril, and Ronald will continue to bring their excellent vision and creativity to this new iteration, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.”

Outlander prequel series cast

No actors are currently attached to the prequel. Cast announcements are expected to come soon after the first few scripts were finalized.

Outlander prequel series release date

Outlander: Blood of My Blood doesn’t have a release date yet, as the project appears to be in an early stage of development.

Where to watch the Outlander prequel series

Outlander: Blood of My Blood will be available on Starz in both the U.S. and Canada, and on STARZPLAY in Europe, Latin America, and Brazil.

What is Outlander about?

Outlander follows the story of Claire Randall (Caitríona Balfe), a married combat nurse from 1945 who is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743, where she is immediately thrown into an unknown world in which her life is threatened. When she is forced to marry Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan), a chivalrous and romantic young Scottish warrior, a passionate relationship is ignited that tears Claire’s heart between two vastly different men in two irreconcilable lives.

Outlander | New Series | STARZ

Outlander season 7 release date

Starz has yet to set a premiere date for the 16-episode season 7 of Outlander. The show’s eight-episode season 6 ended its run in May 2022.

Where to watch Outlander

Outlander is available to stream on Netflix and Starz in the U.S. If you have a Hulu subscription, you can add Starz to the monthly plan by paying an extra $5.99 fee.

Source: Starz, Variety, ComicBook.com
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