Caitriona Balfe, who plays Caitriona in the Starz series Outlander, teases that season 7 will be the series’ final season in a ‘nice time frame.’
Caitriona Balfe, who plays Caitriona in the Starz series OUTLANDER, has worried fans of the show by implying that it might end after season seven.
Due to Covid’s setbacks, fans were disappointed to learn that Outlander season six would be much shorter, with only eight episodes.
The cast and crew assured them, however, that the seventh installment would be much longer and well worth the wait.
Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Fraser, has hinted that the show may end after season seven.
Season six of Outlander will be available on Starz in just over two months.
The seventh season will begin filming later this year, with a long run of episodes planned.
Meanwhile, both Caitriona and Jamie Fraser star Sam Heughan have been busy with other projects.
Caitriona is promoting Belfast while Sam is filming the second series of Men in Kilts alongside co-star Graham McTavish.
As the couple’s popularity grows in the UK and Hollywood, it’s likely that they’ll have less time to devote to Outlander.
Caitriona has now hinted that when the series reaches its tenth anniversary, they might call it a day.
“By the end of that, we’ll have nearly reached the 10-year mark, which feels like a nice time frame, but we don’t know,” she told Vanity Fair.
“Those are decisions that are well beyond my pay grade.”
Caitriona hopes to get a chance to direct before the show ends.
During season five, she and Sam were promoted to executive producers, but she wants to be more involved with the show.
Unfortunately, the actress isn’t certain she’ll get the chance, explaining, “It’s something I’ve been talking about doing on the show.”
“It’s falling on deaf ears a little.”
“It would have been the perfect chance for me in a very safe space,” Caitriona said of directing on Outlander.
She is friendly with the camera crew and is always curious about how they set up scenes.
“They’re always extremely accommodating in providing me with as much information as I require,” she said.
“It’s a pity, but it’s out of my control.”
Fans can rewatch the first five seasons on StarzPlay, STARZ’s premium international streaming service, ahead of the premiere of season six.
Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie SkeltonB, and Richard Rankin star in the hit television series Outlander.
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