Outlander's Sam Heughan teases 'painful' series for Jamie Fraser


WARNING: This article contains spoilers from Outlander.

Outlander's Jamie Fraser star Sam Heughan has teased more "pain" for his character after he saved his wife Claire Fraser (played by Caitriona Balfe) was saved from execution by the skin of her teeth.

There is no time to relax though as they are on the brink of the Revolutionary War and despite trying to change history on numerous occasions, it appears the future is fixed.

Talking to Deadline, Heughan said: “I think Jamie and Claire have always tried to circumnavigate war and tried to change it, certainly in Culloden and Prestonpans they tried to change the course of history.

"And we realised that you can’t, no matter what happens, it seems to always find its course.”

In a bid to keep safe, the couple decides to switch sides, instead fighting alongside the Americans, who he knows is going to win, making him one of the rebels.

Coincidentally, season seven also sees Jamie reunite with his illegitimate son William Ransom (Oliver Finnegan) who he had with Geneva Dunsany (Hannah James).

He had been raised by Lord John Grey (David Berry) but now William is in the British Army, the Revolutionary War starts to cause even more trouble for Jamie.

Heughan explained: “[William] obviously comes into play, and he’s been nurtured by John Grey [David Berry], and they’re on the other side, the side of the British.

"So that instantly puts them at odds. Without giving too much away, Jamie does essentially meet William, and their whole relationship plays out.

"It’s a really cool storyline, and something that’s gonna be quite painful, I think for both sides."

There isn't too much of the story left to tell as season seven is the penultimate series of Outlander.

Outlander was renewed for its eighth and final outing last year by Starz.

It will most likely be based on author Diana Gabaldon's eighth and ninth books, Written in My Own Heart's Blood and Go Tell the Bees That I Am Gone, respectively.

Filming has not yet started on this last lot of episodes so fans shouldn't expect it to arrive until late 2024.

Outlander is available to watch on Starz and Lionsgate+.

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