Is the lack of Outlander panel at NYCC 2022 a concern?

Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of STARZ
Outlander Season 5 -- Courtesy of STARZ /

At the time of writing this, NYCC 2022 hasn’t announced an Outlander panel. Is this a concern for Outlander Season 7 arriving next year?

The Outlander EPs had previously mentioned a late 2022/early 2023 premiere for Season 7. That was even with it being 16 episodes long, which would have suggested the season would be split in two.

When Sam Heughan shared that filming would continue until around February or March 2023, there were questions about what this would mean about the Season 7 premiere. Would it be held until later in 2023, or would we still be able to get the first eight episodes in early 2023? With good planning, we could still get a split season.

So, we were expecting a NYCC 2022 panel. That doesn’t look like it’s going to happen, which has us worried about what this means for when Season 7 could arrive.

Is Outlander at NYCC 2022?

At the time of writing this, NYCC 2022 has not announced a panel. It’s disappointing as the series has had a panel for the last three New York Comic-Cons. The previous one was partly virtual for Caitriona Balfe, but we still got a panel.

Note that while Sam Heughan and others are at NYCC 2022, there’s not a traditional panel like there has been in previous years. It’s the big panels where most of the big announcements are made.

It makes sense to do a panel at New York’s convention. This is a major convention for TV, especially those that come in the midseason. SDCC is a good time for the fall shows. We were hoping to see Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, and others on stage to talk Season 7 and even bring us some sneak peeks of what to expect.

The lack of panel doesn’t necessarily mean there won’t be a season. Not every show is going to be able to get a panel. There are a lot of factors at play, including getting all the cast and important members of the team to New York. With so many potential shows that could be featured, there has to be a limit. With getting a panel at three conventions, it’s possible that ReedPop, which runs NYCC, has decided to step back from the time-traveling drama this year.

We’re still holding out for early 2023, and we’re still holding out for a split season. Only time will tell at this point.

Next. 25 best Claire and Jamie moments on Outlander so far. dark

Watch Outlander with a FREE 7-day trial of Amazon Channels!