Outlander boss shares cryptic season 8 update after writers’ strike ends
2024/04/02

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With the WGA writers' strike finally resolved, fans of the hit show Outlander can rejoice as work on the eighth and final season is set to begin. Showrunner Matthew B Roberts hinted at this exciting development with a mysterious Instagram post. Sharing a breathtaking image of a sunrise on a beach, Roberts wrote, "Time to get back to work..." The post was accompanied by The Beatles' iconic track, "Good Day Sunshine." The image itself reminded fans of the Craigh na Dun standing stones featured in Outlander.

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Although Roberts didn't explicitly mention Outlander in his post, his followers wasted no time discussing the show and anxiously awaiting season eight. One fan even suggested ending the series with a hot springs scene, while another questioned Roberts about his dual roles as a writer and producer. The joyful responses poured in, with fans expressing their delight at the show's return and sending their best wishes to the cast and crew.

In a previous update on the official Outlander podcast, Roberts shared insights into season eight, revealing that the team had never expected another renewal after the seventh season.

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The unexpected news prompted them to "rethink everything" and come up with a solid plan moving forward. Assuring fans, Roberts promised that Outlander will end on a high note and that they will do justice to the story.

In addition to the eighth season of Outlander, work on the prequel series Outlander: Blood of My Blood will also resume now that the writers' strike is over. However, the priority will be on season eight, which will draw material from Diana Gabaldon's ninth novel, "Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone." As for the possibility of incorporating unpublished material from the tenth and potentially final novel, that remains uncertain.

For fans eager to catch up on previous seasons, Outlander seasons 1-7 are available for streaming on Starz in the USA and Lionsgate+ in the UK.

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