Outlander will return with new episodes on Starz this summer, and the cable network is teasing the arrival of season seven with the release of the new opening credits performed by Sinead O’Connor. The popular series has already been renewed for an eighth and final season.
Starring Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, Richard Rankin, John Bell, David Berry, Caitlin O’Ryan, Paul Gorman, Charles Vandervaart, Izzy Meikle-Small, and Joey Phillips, the historical time travel drama follows a 20th-century doctor who meets the love of her life when she travels through time to 18th century Scotland.
Starz revealed more about the return of the Outlander series in a press release.
STARZ has released the newest iteration of the “Outlander” opening title sequence. The series has adapted its iconic theme song, “The Skye Boat Song,” to each season, drawing inspiration from upcoming storylines and locations. This season’s interpretation was crafted and performed by GRAMMY-winning artist Sinead O’Connor. It was previously announced that the highly anticipated seventh season of the the romantic, time-traveling drama will return in Summer 2023.
“We are honored to have Sinead O’Connor performing ‘The Skye Boat Song.’ Her rendition is, for me, a reminder of all that’s beautiful about ‘Outlander.’ She is talented beyond measure. Hers is a voice of the ages – one which pierces heart and soul – and embodies the spirit of the show,” says Matthew B. Roberts, showrunner and executive producer of “Outlander.”
STARZ previously announced several new additions to the “Outlander” family, including Charles Vandervaart as “William Ransom,” Izzy Meikle-Small as “Rachel Hunter” and Joey Phillips as “Denzell Hunter,” joining returning fan-favorites Caitríona Balfe “Claire Fraser,” Sam Heughan “Jamie Fraser,” Sophie Skelton “Brianna MacKenzie,” Richard Rankin “Roger MacKenzie,” John Bell “Young Ian,” David Berry “Lord John Grey,” Caitlin O’Ryan “Lizzie Beardsley” and Paul Gorman “Josiah” and “Keziah Beardsley.”
The “Outlander” television series is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling books, which have sold an estimated 50 million copies worldwide, with all nine of the books gracing the New York Times best-seller list. The “Outlander” television series has become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.
Matthew B. Roberts, Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Luke Schelhaas, Andy Harries, Jim Kohlberg, Caitríona Balfe and Sam Heughan executive produce. “Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Left Bank Pictures and Story Mining & Supply Company, in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Check out the new Outlander opening credits below. A premiere date for season seven will be announced later.
What do you think? Are you excited about the return of Outlander on Starz?
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I like this version the least of the other two. Why keep changing it? The first two were excellent. I don’t love this one.
Personally i will always prefer the original version of this song as sung in the first few seasons, but hey, why not give the lippy irish girl who is more than vocally up to the task at this, Sinead is a national treasure, she is political and stands up for herself and what she believes in, arent these the sorts of attributes we have come to so admire in the characters in Outlander – I think choose Sinead is a wonderful choice this year, perhaps next year they could choose Amy MacDonald (who is an incredibly great vocal talent imho)
Not crazy about this version.