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Outlander FInishes First Half of Season 7 Filming

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But first, let’s catch up on a whole lotta Outlander goings on! It’s been just about two weeks since NYCC 2022, when Diana Gabaldon appeared with some of the characters from her book series: Jamie, Murtagh, and Lord John. David Berry, Duncan Lacroix, and Sam Heughan all participated in panels and were quite cheeky. It was bad enough when Duncan and David hit the streets of NYC last year, secretly writing their names in Gabaldon’s books at NYC bookshops. Now ad Sam Heughan into the mix. I am sure that NYC is just recovering.

Please thank and like themusicsweetly for taking this great panel taping. Season 8, Murtagh’s Ghost may make an appearance? I did mention spoilers, right?

Season 7 First Half Completed

As we have mentioned here before, filming started in Scotland in the spring of this year. As was promised after a short Season 6 due to Covid filming restrictions, Season 7 will be an extended season. And some extreme but familiar themes, meaning that yes, Claire found herself in jail for the murder of Malva Christie. Our here always manages to get into it somehow. Let’s catch up with the changes and familiar faces returning to this show. 

As was rumored, Laura Donnelly will not be returning as Jamie’s sister Jenny (Janet), and has been recast with Kristin Atherton, we’ll see how that works. Rumour had been going around that Donnelley would not return. With her great performances on stage and in other series, as an actor, she felt it was time to move on. Luckily Steven Cree is back as old Ian Murray. 

Outlander Season 7 has Jenny Recast

Other ghosts from the past, or characters that we had hoped were definitely done and gone: Geillis Duncan (Lotte Verbeek) returns in a flashback, and so does Dugal MacKenzie (Graham McTavish), and horrors, Laoghaire Fraser (Nell Hudson)! More trauma this season, and plenty of ghosts from the past.

New Cast Members

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Well, we can say one thing, Lord Elsmere (Jaimie Vandervaart), or Jamie’s Illegitimate son who doesn’t know his parentage at this point, will now show up as a commissioned officer. Jamie will now have the real possibility of being on opposite sides with his own child in the brewing war. Not to mention the real possibility of Brianna (Sophie Skelton), who knows she has a half-brother, meeting him for the first time.

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Outlander adds new and old cast members

Denzell (Joey Phillips) and Rachael Hunter (Izzy Meikle-Small), a pair of siblings who are Friends (Quakers) were put out of a meeting. More religious dealings to keep Outlander interesting. Denzell is a doctor and works with the rebels for the cause. Just to color things up a bit, Benedict Arnold turns up played by Rod Hallett. Let’s see how much history will get changed on that one since Claire, Brianna, and Roger all know that fate.

Speaking of which, and book spoilers here, Brianna and Roger return to the twentieth century for real this time, family in tow. The MacKenzies befriend a questionable person in the guise of Rob Cameron after setting up a new home. Luckily they receive a box of two century-old letters from Claire and Jamie that catch up to them. Here they learn that they leave North Carolina in flight, and have epic dealings with privateers and ocean battles.

Outlander season 7 premiere date: The state of things at Starz

So while this season may be a long time coming, and possibly be split into two parts like the extended first season, you can rest assured there will be plenty of American revolution to go around. Let’s hope the Browns get their comeuppance. And how will they deal with Laoghaire, that bad penny that just won’t go away?

And take a grand tour of the big house, as many of us know the fate of the said house and that mysterious newspaper article about Fraser’s parishing in a fire.

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Outlander Cast and Author at NYCC Comic Con 2022

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New York City Comic Con 2022, October 6-9th at the Javits Center

Diana Gabaldon will return to New York Comic Con in October. She will be joined by Sam Heughan, David Berry, and Duncan Lacroix. Good thing she’s one tough author. These three actors let loose on New York? The last time Duncan and David were together in NY, some not so stealth signing of copies of Gabaldon’s Outlander books at shops in NYC made a few fans very happy.

Sam Heughan will have first-time small meet and greets at the Con. Check here for availability, selling out quick!

There’s a meet-and-greet pricing for people without tickets to NYCC 2022. Prices vary but run rather high. The Sassanach Tier is sold out.

Please note: the only Photo Op and Autographs available for Sam Heughan are in the tiered packages or in a group Outlander Photo Op session. Duncan LaCroix and David Berry will have Photo Ops and Autographs available through Epic Photo Ops starting Wednesday, August 31 at 1:00 PM ET.

Duncan Photo Ops

David Photo Ops

Outlander Season Six Premiere Date Announced!

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Mark your calendar! Starz announced today that Outlander Season 6 will debut on March 6, 2022. Great announcement on the eve of the release of book 9, Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone, announced by Diana Gabaldon tonight in celebration with author Diana Gabaldon on Random House’s Vimeo channel.

Get ready for the book to grace your doorstep soon, shipping starts at midnight. Audiobooks drop at midnight as well. Enjoy.

Season 6 will encompass the book A Breath of Snow and Ashes, with possible parts from An Echo in The Bone. The story follows the Frasers as more settlers come to The Ridge, and the wake of The War of The Regulation turns to brew a revolution. And there was that foreboding newspaper article that time is racing against, that drove Brianna to time travel in Season 4.

And how big will Adso get?

‘Outlander’ Season 6 Will Return in March 2022, Reveals Diana Gabaldon

Outlander Sets Season 6 Premiere Date

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Diana Gabaldon Celebration for Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone Book Release Zoom Event Monday

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There are Still Tickets!

Online event with Diana Gabaldon’s publishing house, Random House, An Outlander celebration via EventBrite this Monday, November 22 at 7 pm ET/4 pm PT. There are several pricing levels, so check out the site while there are still virtual spaces.

Now if you have ordered this book via Amazon, you may get it before the 11/23/21 date, if you are lucky. However, one of the features prices in this tiered event, with the $70.00 top price is going to a signed first edition of the book, and admission, plus some other goodies. Yes, there is a free option if you are on a tight budget like me.

Details

Tickets are available in a range of tiers Here:

  • With a $70 ticket, you will receive a signed first edition hardcover copy of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone; access to the conversation, a digital event kit featuring sponsor discount codes, an exclusive note from Diana, a digital book club kit, Go Tell the Bees themed food and drink recipes, a Q&A with Diana, downloadable Outlander themed knitting patterns, coloring pages, and Zoom backgrounds; ability to participate in trivia and giveaways; and an exclusive Outlander Event Fan Box mailed to you with treats and discounts from our partners, including a Smells Like Books sample-sized candle and bookmark, Zenni engraved blue-light glasses, pin, printed assets from the digital event kit, and a Go Tell the Bees themed tote bag. Please note: This tier is only available while supplies last, so get yours early! Open to U.S. residents only.
  • $46.16 ticket gives you a first edition hardcover copy of Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone; access to the conversation; a digital event kit featuring sponsor discount codes, an exclusive note from Diana, a digital book club kit, Go Tell the Bees themed food and drink recipes, a Q&A with Diana, downloadable Outlander themed knitting patterns, coloring pages, and Zoom backgrounds; and you can participate in the trivia and giveaway portions of the event. Open to U.S. residents only.
  • free ticket gives you access to the conversation and a digital event kit featuring sponsor discount codes, an exclusive note from Diana, a digital book club kit, Go Tell the Bees themed food and drink recipes, a Q&A with Diana, downloadable Outlander themed knitting patterns, coloring pages, and Zoom backgrounds.

Books will be shipped by our indie bookstore partner, Old Town Books. Please be sensitive to the workload of our independent bookstore partner. The pandemic has not been kind to small and local businesses. Every book purchase helps.

Register to save your spot today! We can’t wait to see you there.

Also, be sure to check out the audiobook! Pre-order the audiobook from Audiobooks.comAudibleGoogle Play, or wherever else audiobooks are sold.

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It’s a Wrap! Outlander Season 6 Wraps Filming on a Short Season

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Some really great news to help us get over the longest ever Droughtlander.

Starz ® announced during #WorldOutlanderDay on Twitter that it’s a wrap on Season 6. Here’s what we know so far:

There was an apologetic celebration on Outlander_Starz announcing that due to theIMG_5797 difficulties of dealing with a world pandemic and restrictions on filming and production, they have decided to have Season 6 end after the 8th episode. Sounds a little ominously GOT to me. However, they have promised to return with a longer Season 7, with a promise of 16 episodes and a Season 6 opener of 90 minutes length. Plenty of time to set up the aftermath of Claire’s ordeal and recovery at the end of Season 5 in “Never My Love”.

IMG_5798The time travel adventure will take on two of Diana Gabaldon’s books in the series, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in The Bone. Given it takes Gabaldon anywhere from 5 plus years to write a book, with her 9th book Tell The Bees That I Am Gone, due out this fall, we wonder if Season 7 may be the last season. Indeed since one more book is planned, the writers, who have already changed and added storylines, will no doubt have to wrap up the series. We are hoping we can see it reach a Season 8, and finally the mystery of the Ghost of Jamie in Inverness in the 1940’s will finally be explained. 

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And new pictures have arrived! What we do know, is that Claire (Caitriona Balfe) will be recovering from her kidnapping and rape, only to have a whole other ordeal to live with coming to the ridge. The seeds of the American Revolution have been sown, and war is on the horizon. Fergus and Marsali continue to add to their family, and that if one of the book storylines is brought in, the MacKenzies may just make it back to the 1970’s as war becomes more of a reality.

The Season 6 Episodes so far titled are:

  1. “Echos”, written by Matthew B. Roberts
  2. “Allegiance”, written by Steve Kornacki and Alyson Evans
  3. “Temperance”, written by Shaina Fewell 
  4. TBA
  5. TBA
  6. “The World Turned Upside Down”, written by Toni Graphia
  7. TBA
  8. TBA

We have perhaps our first glimpse of Amanda, Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger’s (Richard Rankin) daughter? 

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New relationships (Beardsleys and Lizzie) will blossom on The Ridge, as well as a powder keg of ideals with religion, loyalties to King, or the new forming country. 

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Returning for Season 6 are: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, David Berry as Lord John Grey, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Cesar Domboy, John Bell, Lauren Lyle, Caitlin O’Ryan, and Colin McFarlane.

Keep an eye out in these pages as we confirm this season’s locations and add them to our inclusive list of Outlander Locations. It was a season of very well kept locals for production and Covid standards expediency. So once travel get’s back to normal, we are all heading back to the highlands, lowlands and all places in between.

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So now watch Happy World Outlander Day with your fellow fans, where you will see old friends and new characters. See who is returning and joining the cast here:

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Gabaldon Announces Book 9 in the Outlander Series is Finished

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It is with a great sigh that we have experienced the last episode of Men in Kilts with Sam and Graham ending the series at the Culloden, battle field. I can say with personal experience, that I trekked around the perimeter of the moor in some serious dreich to get a perspective on how bad the conditions must have been for the battle. Now we have a drought again until season 6 airs, or could we possibly get the new book published just before then?

Season 6 will combine books A Breath of Snow and Ashes, and An Echo in The Bone. Plenty of time to re-read them for the third time.

Diana Gabaldon has announced on March 27, 2021, that she has finished Go Tell The Bees That I am Gone, the 9th book in the Outlander Series. It is announced that there is a release date of November 2021. Diana has broken down the publishing process for us on her website, and I suggest you look at it. After years of being asked when is it going to publish, I think she has given us a great break down to the process and once she has handed it over, it’s up to the publishers.

Starz Premiere Event For "Outlander" Season 5

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA – FEBRUARY 13: Diana Gabaldon attends the Starz Premiere event for “Outlander” Season 5 at Hollywood Palladium on February 13, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michael Kovac/Getty Images for STARZ)

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The book may not be published until just before season is ready to air, or if the publisher wants to get that holiday selling going, it might be by the 2021 holiday season. However, since these books sell tremendously well, the publisher could wait until after the new year and more of the Covid delays in manufacturing have caught up. So, we are probably looking at early 2022.

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Outlander End of Summer Series Episode 1 – Book Corner Replay

If you missed the Maril Davis and Diana Gabaldon live episode on the new Outlander Collector’s four-week broadcast debut, here it is. Great fun with insights on book and series considerations, book 9 “Go Tell Tthe Bees That I Am Gone” fact check on release dates, and yes Diana is plugging away despite an arm injury. And touching on the change of costume designers. Maril and Diana discuss first meetings and that Jamie’s ghost thing.  Make yourself a thick slice of peanut butter and jelly sandwich.

There is also a sneak peek at the Outlander Untold series included in the Collectors Edition. This one features Murtagh and Ulysses in a tête-à-tête.

Enjoy. Mark your calendars for next Sunday’s installment on Outlander Collector’s Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheOutlanderCollector/videos/?ref=page_internal

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