Good News, Sassenach! An Outlander Prequel Is in the Works at Starz

Sing me a song of a prequel to come! Today, news leaked that a prequel to Outlander is in the works at Starz.

According to Variety, Outlander executive producer and showrunner Matthew B. Roberts is set to write the prequel series. Things are still in the early days—Roberts is reportedly looking to pull a writers’ room together in the upcoming weeks—but the thought of more stories in the Outlander world is sure to excite many a fan of Jamie and Claire Fraser’s epic love (excellently portrayed by Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan on the show) as their travels have taken them through time and across continents.

Those who love the Outlander series will also be glad to hear that Ronald D. Moore—who developed Outlander for television—is also on board to executive produce the new show along with Roberts and Maril Davis.

We don’t know yet what the plot of the prequel will be, though author of the books Diana Gabaldon has said she is working on a novel based on Jamie Fraser’s parents, Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser. There’s no indication, however, that the show will focus on Jamie’s parents as of yet.

In the meantime, we have season six of Outlander to look forward to, which is set to premiere on March 6 on Starz and will be eight episodes long. If eight more episodes isn’t enough for you, don’t worry—season seven is already in production and will have sixteen episodes.


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