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I’d expect nothing less than a marriage of convenience plot from the series that’s already given fans such rich interpretations of classic romance tropes. Across its six seasons and counting, “Outlander” has been TV-lovers’ go-to source for steamy, star-crossed love, along with some surprisingly in-depth historical fiction. The latest season saw the Frasers enduring political unrest at their home in Fraser’s Ridge, North Carolina, where they settled in the late 1700s.

Although the news of “Outlander” coming to an end will surely be disappointing to fans of the show, the good news is that it still has two more seasons before it bows out. The sixth season just aired last May, and the seventh is due sometime this summer. As for why the show is finally coming to a close? It sounds like it may simply have caught up to the still-ongoing book series on which it’s based. “Jamie and Claire’s TV story may be coming to an end with season eight,” Roberts says, “but Diana is continuing on with their literary journey in her wonderful book series and is working diligently on book ten.”

According to Starz Original Programming President Kathryn Busby, the two concluding seasons will total 23 more episodes of “Outlander,” with Entertainment Weekly previously reporting that season 7 alone will be 16 episodes. The next chapter of the saga will reportedly adapt “An Echo in the Bone,” the action-packed seventh book in Gabaldon’s series that centers around the American Revolution. A first look teaser featured an offscreen figure ominously tearing down a posted flyer of The Declaration of Independence, as well as a brief, ominous shot of Claire with a noose around her neck at the gallows. “Outlander” is set to return to Starz in the summer of 2023.

/Film – ‘Slash Film: Outlander Season 8 Will End The Series, But A Prequel Spin-Off Is In The Works’
Author: Valerie Ettenhofer
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January 19, 2023

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