Outlander Prequel Series is in Development at Starz


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.

Mandy Parker

From a long line, family of geeks, author of several unpublished geek girl books, writer for @BleedingFool. Recovering Game of Thrones fan, life-time Tolkien fan.