Outlander may be wrapping up soon, but fans of the hugely popular show need not despair as a spin-off show is in the works. 

Outlander: Blood Of My Blood will expand the time-travelling universe which brought audiences the historic romance saga of Claire (Caitríona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). 

The prequel to the award-winning television series has started filming in Scotland after delays due to the strikes and adverse weather. 

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It comes after it was confirmed the eighth series of Outlander will be its last, with an expected release date in 2025.

Where is the Outlander prequel being filmed?

Outlander: Blood Of My Blood will follow in the footsteps of its predecessor which filmed in locations across Scotland and at a dedicated filming studio here.

It has been confirmed filming will take place across Glasgow in spring 2024, with the city council announcing a number of road closures. 

This includes Balmoral Street, South Street, Park Street South, Park Gate, Park Circus, Park Terrace, Park Gardens, and Woodlands Terrace from February 25 and March 7. 

What is Blood of my Blood about?

The Herald: Outlander: Blood of My Blood filming in GlasgowOutlander: Blood of My Blood filming in Glasgow (Image: Gordon Terris)

Officially greenlit by Starz in January 2023, Blood Of My Blood will be a prequel series about Jamie and Claire's parents – Brian Fraser and Ellen MacKenzie, and Julia Moriston and Henry Beauchamp. 

Outlander author Diana Gabaldon, who is a consulting producer, will explore the couple's origins through their parents’ perspectives.

It will see Outlander writer Matthew B. Roberts as executive producer and writer alongside writers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis. 

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“Outlander: Blood of My Blood’ is, at its heart, a love story,” Mr Roberts told Variety, “It will explore what lengths a person will go to find love in a time when love is considered a luxury, and when marriages are made strategically, often for political or financial gain."

The show's title is a nod to Jamie Fraser's marriage vow to Claire and there will be "several names and faces" Outlander fans will know and recognise.

Mr Roberts said: "With Jamie and Claire, and now Brian and Ellen, there is still so much more to come in the ‘Outlander’ universe, and we cannot wait to continue sharing these stories with our dedicated fans.”

Will Sam Heughan and Caitríona Balfe star in Outlander prequel?

The Herald: Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in OutlanderSam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in Outlander

As Outlander: Blood Of My Blood is focusing on the forbidden love story of Jamie's parents, it's unlikely Sam Heughan will reprise his role as the rugged Highlander.

The Couple Next Door actor, who has thrown his hat in to play the next James Bond, told Radio Times: "I mean, I'll never say no. But I think it could be pretty difficult as it’s about Jamie’s parents when they’re young." 

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The 43-year-old did acknowledge the possibility of time travel, a component of the story. But he said: "Unfortunately, Jamie can't time travel, as far as I know. Just Claire. But you never know. That's the joy of the show."

Meanwhile, Irish actress Caitríona Balfe, who won a Scottish Bafta for her role as Claire, said: "I think you never say never. The door's always open so we'll see."

Outlander Blood Of My Blood cast

The Herald: Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in OutlanderSam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe in Outlander

Scottish actor Jamie Roy has been cast as Brian Fraser, Jamie's father, while Harriet Slater (Pennyworth) will play his mother Ellen Mackenzie. 

Hermione Corfield (Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation) will take on the role of Claire's mother Julia Moriston, and Jeremy Irvine (War Horse, Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again) has been cast as her father Henry Beauchamp. 

Rory Alexander will play Young Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser, Conor MacNeill (The Tourist, Derry Girls) is Young Ned Gowan, and Sam Retford has been cast as the young version of Dougal MacKenzie – played in the original show by Graham McTavish. 

Tony Curran will portray Lord Lovat, Chick Allan will be Balloch, and Seamus McLean Ross will play a younger version of Colum MacKenzie – originally played by Gary Lewis. 

When is Outlander Blood of my Blood out? 

As it's in its early stages, no release date has been announced for Outlander: Blood Of My Blood, but most shows of this scale take about a year between wrapping up filming and release. 

Outlander is available to stream on the Lionsgate+ app in the UK and on Starz in the US.