The Droughtlander is over! Outlander makes its triumphant return for season 7 on June 16 and may have a supersized season consisting of 16 episodes. Forward of the season 7 premiere, HollywoodLife spoke EXCLUSIVELY with govt producer Maril Davis about what’s forward.
On the finish of final season, Claire was arrested for Malva’s homicide. The fallout of Malva’s dying will bleed over into season 7. “We’ll see that unfold. We are going to discover out who killed Malva this season in order that will probably be revealed,” Maril instructed HollywoodLife.
A brand new chapter is forward for Brianna and Roger, who will probably be welcoming their second little one within the seventh season. “I feel there’s going to be numerous sacrifices made,” Maril stated about Brianna and Roger’s season 7 journey. “I feel we speak loads about this theme of household and this theme of dwelling and what meaning. Previous seasons we’ve stated house is the place the center is. We’re nonetheless going to be discussing these themes about dwelling being your nuclear household and people individuals which might be round you versus the place you really are. I feel that’s going to be an enormous theme for Jamie and Claire and Bree and Roger.”
Season 7 can even convey William, Jamie’s secret son, into the fold. This time round, William is way older however not precisely wiser. “I feel William is certainly one of these younger males who has stars in his eyes,” Maril instructed HollywoodLife. “He’s been introduced up his complete life understanding he’s going into the navy, understanding combating and weapons and all these items, and he’s fairly truthfully enthusiastic about it and greater than something needs to interact and is upset when he’s sidelined. I feel we’re going to see an actual transition this season of the boy goes in pondering one factor and the person who comes out may have the shades taken off his eyes. The realities of battle, the realities of his state of affairs, and every little thing that occurs I feel will probably be an actual trajectory for his character.”
With William again within the image, this implies Lord John Gray will reenter Jamie and Claire’s lives. There’s that main secret of William’s true parentage looming over Lord John, and the stress of that secret weighs on Lord John in a number of other ways.
“I secretly assume Lord John will need to have some jealousy towards Jamie,” Maril stated. “I’ve mentioned this a bit with David and the writers… I feel that’s onerous whenever you’ve raised somebody as your individual little one and don’t need his true parentage revealed each to your son as a result of he may lose every little thing, but in addition there’s obtained to be some a part of you that worries that your son would possibly like his pure father higher. I feel that’s an actual fascinating shade to play, and I feel one thing that David Berry does properly with this season. He’s a surrogate father however he’s raised William. He’s his father as a lot as Jamie is.”
Season 7 will introduce us to Rachel Hunter, performed by Izzy Meikle-Small. E book readers will acknowledge this character immediately, and he or she’ll play a pivotal function within the present transferring ahead. “It’s so thrilling for Younger Ian to get a love curiosity, and we’ve been ready for some time. It’s been some time,” Maril teased. “It simply infused such an power to the story. It’s younger love and this sort of will-they-won’t-they. Perhaps with William, there’s a little bit of a love triangle so it’s a extremely enjoyable little storyline.”