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‘Outlander’ Renewed For an 8th and FINAL Season — and Fans Are NOT Happy!


Outlander star Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser in a behind the scenes image from season 6
Sam Heughan in an image from season 6 of ‘Outlander’ | STARZ

‘Outlander’ has been renewed for an 8th and final season

On January 19th, the official Outlander Twitter account posted a video that announced the news fans had long been waiting for. However, the clip also shared some information that they didn’t want to hear.

As the one-minute clip begins, stars

Outlander just made a huge announcement, and it has angered fans all over the globe. The Starz time-traveling drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s popular book series has officially been renewed for an eighth season. But, it will also be the last. How will they end the TV series when Gabaldon’s final book has yet to be published?

Sam Heughan in an image from season 6 of ‘Outlander’ | STARZ

‘Outlander’ has been renewed for an 8th and final season

On January 19th, the official Outlander Twitter account posted a video that announced the news fans had long been waiting for. However, the clip also shared some information that they didn’t want to hear.

As the one-minute clip begins, stars Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser) appear in full costume and tell the camera that “it’s been an incredible journey” over the past decade. A montage of the Outlander fandom is next, as the series’ score plays in the background.

“Thank you so much for being with us from day one,” Balfe says, as Heughan adds, “We love you Outlander fans.” 

What an incredible journey with an incredible fanbase. #Outlander has officially been renewed for an eighth and final season. pic.twitter.com/mNJ3AZXW2s

— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) January 19, 2023

Then, a message slowly appears on the screen in text, one line at a time: “Outlander has been renewed…for an eighth…and final season.”

“Every good story has to come to an end,” Heughan says, with Balfe adding, “They always do.”

Young Ian actor John Bell promised the camera that they will “go out with a bang” and tell the story “the way it should be.” Sophie Skelton (Brianna Fraser) reminded fans that the series isn’t over yet, and they get to continue playing their Outlander characters for another year.

“With love and enthusiasm,” noted Richard Rankin (Roger MacKenzie). 

Fans are not happy about the rushed series ending

It would be difficult to find a fan of the Outlander TV series who didn’t know they were based on Gabaldon’s books. It would also be a challenge to find one who didn’t know that the author is currently writing the tenth and final book of the Outlander saga.

With each season being loosely based on the subsequent book, most fans were expecting 10 full seasons of Outlander. When the news of the rushed ending to the TV series broke, fans immediately expressed their anger on social media. 

Anyone else annoyed that they’re using the announcement of Outlander’s final season to promote the prequel? I just read another article that had more about the prequel, which doesn’t interest me in the least, than about Outlander ending with season 8. What are your thoughts? pic.twitter.com/SajdxoO5nF

— Susie D (@SusieD57) January 20, 2023

“I guess we won’t get the full circle on screen explaining Jamie’s ghost, the forget me nots at the grave, etc…” one fan wrote. Another replied, “I think we still can, probably just a show version of it. Unless DG hurries up…” A …read more

Source:: Showbiz Cheat Sheet

      

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