Outlander fans have much to look forward to as the much anticipated sixth series has wrapped - and Starz has officially confirmed that a seventh season is coming soon.

With the 'droughtlander' nearly over, fans across the world are looking forward to the return of stars Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe to their screens as Jamie and Claire in season six, which is set to premiere in early 2022.

Due to the pandemic restricting filming, the upcoming season had to be shortened to just eight episodes rather than 12.

However, it was revealed that production on a seventh season of Outlander is to start soon, Starz has said, with that cycle of the Matthew B. Roberts showrun series to have a 16-episode run and a likely late 2022/early 2023 premiere - which could possibly mean two seasons in one year.

It is reported that production for season seven is set to start "soon".

Matthew B. Roberts, Outlander's showrunner, said in a statement: “We are excited to get into the editing room to work on bringing the fans one step closer to reuniting with the family back on Fraser’s Ridge.

“Filming in 2021 has presented an unprecedented set of challenges which led us to the decision to truncate the season in order to bring the fans the most vibrant and dynamic season as soon as possible. Dinna fash, we will then film an extended season seven with 16 episodes next year as life returns to normalcy.”

The seventh season will be based on Diana Gabaldon's New York Times Bestseller 'Echo in the Bone', set in America, Canada, London and Scotland and follows four major story lines: Jamie and Claire; Roger and Brianna (and family); Lord John and William; and Young Ian, all intersecting in the nexus of the American Revolution—and all of them with sharp points.