stranger is nearing the end of its current season, with the finale slated for early May on Starz.
Season 7 of the show has already been renewed, meaning the near-term futures of Claire Randall (played by Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) are secured. After that, however, the show could come to an end.
Balfe recently gave an interview in which she discussed and hinted at the future of the show stranger could end with Season 7 – although at least two more of Diana Gabaldon’s books have yet to be adapted.
Here’s what Balfe said about it stranger Season 7 and everything we know about the future of the Starz show.
Will season 7 be the end of stranger?
in one vanity fair interview, that Belfast star said: “By the end we’ll have hit the almost 10-year mark, which feels like a nice timeframe, but we don’t know. These decisions are well above my pay grade.”
It’s perhaps no surprise that Balfe may be looking towards the end stranger. After her role in Belfast earned her a Golden Globe nomination and critical acclaim, she may have the momentum to transition into a film career — something that could prevent her from being tied to one television show, no matter how popular.
However, she didn’t completely shut the door on the show. “I think as long as the scripts stay good and we still have new things to discover, I think that’s always good.”
When stranger renewed for season 7, it was confirmed that it would be based on the seventh book in the series, An echo in the bone. There are only two books left for the show to catch up on – those from 2014 Written with the blood of my own heart and 2021s Tell the bees I’m gone.
Gabaldon, meanwhile, is working on a 10th book in the franchise and has stated that the series will end in 1800 – 21 years removed from the 1779 setting Tell the bees I’m gone. On her website, she writes: “I think so stranger Books will end in 1800. If that tells you anything, more power to you… And yes, the final book will have a happy ending.
Balfe’s co-star also seems to be mulling over when the show will end. He said The times: “I can absolutely see stranger without me.”
Starz has confirmed that season 7 will have 12 episodes and is expected in 2023. After that, it hasn’t publicly announced plans for the show.
However, there has been talk of what the franchise might do should Balfe and Heughan decide to leave. Asked about spin off from meetingStarz SEO Jeffrey Hisch said, “There are a lot of opportunities in the stranger Universe to have story extensions, spin-offs or sequels. Hopefully we can find something that feels great that we can continue to tell that story.”
stranger Season 6 airs Sundays at 9 p.m. ET on Starz.
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