Sam Heughan has shared a small update about Outlander Season 7 production. This is a long one, and he hinted when it would end.
Right now, Outlander Season 7 is in production. That started at the beginning of 2022, and all eyes are on when we’ll get the season. There was a statement by Maril Davis last year that said we’d get the season sometime in late 2022 or early 2023. Now it’s looking more like 2023, but when exactly?
We need production to be finished and then post-production to start. By knowing some of this, we can get a rough idea as to when the Outlander Season 7 premiere is going to be.
Sam Heughan gave us an update, and it suggests more and more that the season is going to be split in two.
Outlander Season 7 production will continue into 2023
When talking about Suspect with Esquire, the topic of Season 7 filming came up. Heughan shared that they were onto Episode 6 of the season by the time of the interview. That suggests they’re a little further in now. Keep in mind that the show tends to film in blocks of two episodes, although Season 6 was very different due to Caitriona Balfe’s pregnancy.
He then went on to say that production is long this time. There are 16 episodes to film after all. He’s expecting production to continue until February or March next year.
What does this mean for Droughtlander? Well, it could mean that Droughtlander continues until the end of 2023. However, with the show getting to Episode 6 already, there’s still a strong chance that we’ll see the season split in two. That would mean the first half of the season could air in February or March of 2023 as production on the last episodes wraps. Post-production for those last episodes would take about six to eight months, meaning the second half of the season could arrive by the end of 2023.
Would you be happy with the season split in two? Would you prefer longer Droughtlander for all 16 episodes in a row? Share your thoughts in the comments below.