Outlander superstar Sam Heughan has said the popular TV series will likely have a “different ending” to the original books.
The original Outlander book series is still releasing new content; However, the popular Starz TV adaptation will have a “different ending” in its eighth and final season – here’s everything fans need to know.
‘Outlander’ Star Says TV Series Will Have ‘Different Ending’ Than Books
Not only is Outlander Season 7 Part 2 returning in 2024 with another eight episodes, but the popular historical drama series has also been renewed for an eighth and final season.
The President of Original Programming at Starz, Kathryn Busby, announced the renewal of Season 8 back in January this year celebrated as “Outlander has captured the hearts of audiences around the world for nearly a decade and we are thrilled to bring Claire and Jamie’s epic love story to a fitting conclusion.”
Now lead actor Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) has revealed that the TV series Outlander will likely have a different ending than the original book series, which is still releasing new content and is in its ninth installment.
Speaking to fan-favorite actor The Herald divided how the team was supposed to wrap up Outlander’s story in Season 7; However, that plan changed after multiple delays due to COVID-19 and the decision to stretch Season 7 to two parts in 2023 and 2024.
“We were supposed to finish this season and I didn’t want to end without finishing the story and that’s why we’re going back to do another one.”
The 43-year-old Men in Kilts star admitted he “would like to finish the story not just for myself but for the fans,” adding, “It wouldn’t feel satisfying to just finish it , if left in limbo.”
“Nevertheless, Diana [Gabaldon] is still writing the 10th book and there is a lot more we haven’t been able to cover yet. We gotta end it somehow. Maybe not the way the books end it. I’m pushing for a different ending, but I don’t think I’ll get what I want.”
While fans of the original books will no doubt be concerned about the TV series deviating from its source material, Starz’s adaptation has made a habit of making a number of creative changes over the years that have certainly changed the flow of the story across seven seasons have improved.
In fact, Heughan acknowledges that fans need to trust what the writers are producing and that not everyone can be happy in a situation like this:
“Whatever the writers do, I think we’re going to find out. I don’t think it will ever be satisfactory to everyone, but hopefully we’ll get to a point where at least our Outlander is told. It won’t be the full book, but at least it’s our story and hopefully it will give some finality.”
The good news is that Outlander’s success is sure to continue beyond its eighth and final season thanks to the recently announced prequel series Blood of My Blood.
The prequel focuses on Jamie’s parents and showrunner Matthew Roberts note It is “a love story at its core” that “explores the struggles a person will go to to find love at a time when love is considered a luxury and marriages are made strategically, often for political or financial reasons Found.” “
“The title is a nod to Jamie Fraser’s wedding vows to Claire, and there will be several names and faces that Outlander fans will know and recognize. The TV story of Jamie and Claire may end in season eight, but Diana continues her literary journey in her wonderful book series and is busy working on book ten.”
The contributor ‘Outlander’ star says fans should trust the writers because the eighth and final season premiered on HITC.