- Sam Heughan joked that the new “Outlander” series “better not be better” than his show.
- Heughan plays Scottish strongman Jimmy Fraser in the period drama Starz.
- He also told Insider he “can’t wait to see” the recently confirmed prequel series.
“Outlander” star Sam Heughan threw his weight on the recently announced pre-series, “Blood of My Blood,” during an Insider interview earlier this year — and joked that while he’s excited about the upcoming sequel, it “better Not to be better than the original.
“I knew it was in the making, I’m so excited for Diana [Gabaldon, author of the “Outlander” novels]”And to each of the stars, too,” Heughan said.
At the time Insider spoke with Heughan in March, a prequel series was reported to exist but it hasn’t been officially confirmed as being in development. Stars announced Thursday that the show, titled “Outlander: Blood of My Blood,” will go ahead on the network.
Heughan, who played Jamie Fraser on Starz’s steamy series opposite Caitriona Balfe as his wife for all six seasons, also joked about whether he would star in the new show, which will focus on the love story between Jamie’s parents, Elaine and Brian Fraser.
“I want to see that story for myself and I’m like, ‘Am I in this?'” Heughan said in March of the planned pre-show. Aren’t you into this? Should I play a mini version of myself? “
“I can’t wait to see it,” the actor told Insider, adding, jokingly, “It better not be better than our show.”
According to Starz’s press release, writing for “Blood of My Blood” is already underway. Matthew B. Roberts, the show director and executive producer for “Outlander,” will also serve as a presenter and EP on the upcoming show, and Gabaldon will serve as a consulting producer. The seventh season of “Outlander” is Currently in production.