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Outlander's Sam Heughan shares major career news ahead of season seven premiere

The actor plays Jamie Fraser in the drama series


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Nicky Morris
TV and film writer
April 24, 2023
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Sam Heughan is enjoying a very busy time in his career right now. Not only is the actor starring in a new romance movie, Love Again, and of course, the upcoming seventh season of Outlander, but he has also reunited with one of his co-stars Graham McTavish for the sequel in their book series, Clanlands. 

Taking to Instagram, the 42-year-old announced the news during an Instagram Live that he co-hosted with Graham. 

Addressing his followers, he said: "We've been working on something for a while now. People may know that we went to New Zealand over a year ago and shot a TV show there and we also wrote a sequel to a New York best-selling book series called Clanlands."

Clanlands in New Zealand book cover © Instagram
Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish are releasing a new book

Graham went on to reveal: "The new book, Clanlands In New Zealand, is coming out on November the 7th."

Posting the video to his main grid, Sam wrote in the caption: "The Cat is out the bag! (Not really sure why it was in there?!)

"Clanlands - In New Zealand is now available for preorder!"

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Fans were quick to express their delight in the comments section, with one person writing: "Thank you for this wonderful news. I love discovering new countries and cultures. I will learn beautiful things and will laugh a lot. The Men in Kilts are back!" while another added: "Will be waiting to read it. Loved the first books. Also cannot wait to see [Men In Kilts] the second season! Love both of you."

Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe embrace and stare at each other as their characters in Outlander Season Seven© Starz
Outlander returns with season seven on June 16

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According to the book's synopsis, the latest instalment in the series follows the two actors as they set out to "explore a country that Graham calls home, and that Sam has longed to visit, these sturdy friends immerse themselves in all that New Zealand has to offer: stunning landscapes, rich history, world-class food and drink, and - much to Graham's mounting anxiety and Sam's deep satisfaction - famously adrenaline-fuelled activities!"

The exciting announcement comes just days after Sam revealed that the first half of the seventh season of Outlander, which is due to be released on June 16, will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film and Television Festival. 

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Following the premiere screening, a Q&A conversation with Heughan and his Outlander co-stars Caitriona Balfe, Sophie Skelton, and Richard Rankin is planned at the festival. 

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