Starz is reportedly moving forward with its Outlander prequel series. Thus far, the series has earned the tentative title of Outlander: Blood of My Blood and the author of the novel series, Diana Gabaldon, has stepped in as a consultant. Executive producers of the original series, Matthew B. Roberts and Ronald D. Moore, have also signed on as executive producers for the prequel series. No casting details have been shared, but the series is expected to follow the story of Jamie Fraser’s parents.
“We are excited to peel back the layers of this vibrant world to bring our audience the origin of where it all began. Matthew, Maril and Ronald will continue to bring their excellent vision and creativity to this new iteration, and we can’t wait to see what happens next.”
As for the original series, Starz began airing season six of Outlander after the show’s production schedule was stifled by COVID-19-related delays. Moving forward, season seven is reportedly already in the works. Inspire by Gabaldon’s book, An Echo in the Bone, the seventh season will consist of 16 episodes as opposed to the eight episodes featured in season six.
Starz is no stranger to expanding upon an already successful series. Most notably, the premium cable network worked with Courtney Kemp and Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson to expand Power into four spin-off series. Thus far, three of the four spin-off series have already debuted, but it is unclear if the fourth will see the light of day.