Fans of the Starz series Outlander will be happy to hear that Variety is reporting a prequel series is in the works. Series showrunner Matthew B. Roberts is attached to write, and executive produce the prequel with a writers’ room being assembled with the idea of beginning work in a few weeks. No word on what the series will focus on.
Outlander is based on a series of novels by Diana Gabaldon who has posted to social media that she is working on a prequel novel about Ellen MacKenzie and Brian Fraser, the parents of lead character Jamie Fraser. There was also a prequel novella back in 2013 which focused on a young Jamie and Ian Murray in 1740s France. So, there are two options of where the series might go.
Season 6 of the popular series is set to debut on March 6th and a seventh season has already been approved. The shorter sixth season will have eight episodes and adapt the novel A Breath of Snow and Ashes while season seven will be sixteen episodes and adapt An Echo in the Bone. The series remains one of the networks most popular shows.