The new drama will follow the love story of Jamie Fraser's parents.
August 5, 2022
Starz has announced that a prequel series to Outlander is officially in development. Titled 'Outlander: Blood of My Blood', the new drama will follow the love story of Jamie Fraser's parents, Brian Fraser and Ellen MacKenzie, giving viewers a deeper look into the vibrant world and the origin of where it all began.
The main series is currently six seasons into its run, having last aired this spring. It continues to be a strong performer in the cable network's lineup, and has already been picked up for a seventh season.
01/19/23 at 01:39pm
Correction. The prequel was shot between seasons one and two.
01/19/23 at 01:37pm
Actually, Spartacus had a first season, then Andy Whitfield got sick. The show had hope Andy would recover and all the actors were still around and ready to do a prequel to give Andy time to get well. The sequel was very good, but unfortunately Andy did not recover quickly enough. The producers recast the character of Spartacus for season two with the expectations that Andy would go back to the role when he was healthy. Sadly Andy passed away. Liam did a fine job replacing Andy, but the producers had a seven year plan that went to a three year plan. To get to the point, Spartacus was not supposed to have a prequel. The prequel was filmed and shown between seasons two and three. Should Outlander have a prequel? Probably not. It is just to cash in on the Outlander brand.
08/10/22 at 02:52pm
@huh? We get it! You didn’t like it! And They ended Spartacus because the actor portraying him died. Yes they went one more season but they could never recover from losing their original Spartacus.
08/10/22 at 01:18am
Jaime's parents aren't time travelers. If they were, he'd be a time traveler, but the whole point of Claire and Brianna and Roger being in the 1700s is to be with Jaime cause he can't go to the future like them. It'd be a major plot twist for the shows cause the books aren't written like that.
08/09/22 at 01:39pm
It's just a harlequin romance novel on screen. Silly and pointless soap opera. I suppose if you're a lonely housewife you may like this show. A "prequel" just means they ran out of ideas on how to move the series forward... same thing they did with Spartacus... and that bad action series... Starz hasn't had a GOOD series in a FEW decades.. they are all low-rent dramas being passed off as something else - like sci-fi, or action, or thriller.. but they are soap operas.. nothing more.
08/08/22 at 03:29pm
@sue: Not sure how you know it won’t be about time travel. It only says it will be about Jaime’s parents. There could very well be a time travel element to it that has yet to be revealed.
08/07/22 at 10:52pm
Oh and let's not forget, Lord John Grey has his own book series and he's a fan favorite character. They definitely should have made a show about him instead. I mean the material is right there waiting for them. Practically handed to them but the first thing they come up with is Jaime's parents? Really? Who asked for that?
08/07/22 at 10:49pm
However the kids say it. Outlander was different from other period pieces because it was about a woman who could time travel. I love my period dramas, but this prequel doesn't seem like Outlander to me without it. It'll just be any other period drama set in Britain in the 1700s. Many of them are just about love, marriages, and political intrigue too. Now, if they wanted to make a prequel, they should have made one about Geillis Duncan. I know they already covered a lot of her background in the flashbacks already, but she was one of the most interesting characters on the show. It would have been nice to see learn more about her cause there are a lot of gaps in the story that wasn't covered. Or what about that Native American time traveler? Why not a show about him? Or that doctor and nobleman Claire met in France? They were time travelers and little is known about them. It's a missed opportunity not to use a spin-off to focus on another time-traveling character. Hell, they could have created one. Whole new character, a different time period, same universe. Cause I don't think anybody cared to see Jaime's parents.
08/07/22 at 12:36pm
@Sue: I haven’t saw anything in regards to the time travel aspect of this prequel. And even though it is not part of my vocabulary I believe you are referring to the term “bussin” which is usually used to describe food.
08/07/22 at 00:29am
I think they are missing the point. People love the time traveling part of Outlander. And seeing a person from our time in the past. Without it, it's just another historical drama. They could have made a historical drama about anyone and anything and didn't have to tie it to Outlander. Besides, 1720s Scotland ain't bustin. The kids want that regency London town goodness. I'll be watching anyway. I can't resist a period drama.
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