Outlander author Diana Gabaldon talks “potential endings” for series

Outlander fans have been dreading the inevitable end to the beloved STARZ series for some time. There isn’t a reason to fret just yet, but author Diana Gabaldon has alluded that “potential endings” to the show have been discussed.

While speaking with The Times, Gabaldon discussed whether or not the show will run for 10 seasons, one for each of her books, or if it will wrap up beforehand. So far, each season has more or less adapted one novel, which is why fans feel that the show could run for 10 seasons.

During her interview, Gabaldon was even asked if the upcoming seventh season could be the show’s last. Here’s what she had to say!

Will Outlander Season 7 be its last?

“I’m amazed and pleased that it has run for seven seasons,” Gabaldon said. “We have had talks with showrunners about potential endings. We came to a few conditional conclusions. But we won’t know until we get further down the road.”

STARZ has yet to greenlight season 8. Stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have become quite busy since they first started the series. They have a lot of other things going on outside of this show so getting their schedules aligned is easier said than done.

Regardless of what happens, it is incredibly impressive that Outlander has gone on for seven seasons. Nowadays shows get canceled left and right even when they are successful, so it’s a win for fans that we’re heading into season 7.

Gabaldon remains hopeful for the future and shared that they are all keeping their “fingers crossed” and that an eighth season would be “totally great.” But if things don’t go in that direction? “If we don’t get a season eight, then the seven we have are really good, and we can contrive a reasonable ending if that should be the case.”

I have no doubt that if/when the series does come to an end, the creative team will do whatever it takes to make sure we all get the ending we deserve. In the meantime, we have Gabaldon’s novels to keep us going.

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h/t Daily Record