Premium- Outlander -How The Renovations To The Lallybroch Set Location Could Impact 'Outlander' Seasons 6 & 7
Jamie Fraser's family home is getting an upgrade. Midhope Castle, which serves as the exterior of Lallybroch on Outlander, has been approved to undergo renovations, The Scotsman reported. Among the changes are access to the interior and the addition of a distillery (!!). But even though these improvements mean one day you could be sipping whisky and sleeping in Jamie's home (again, !!), could it be bad news for Outlander Seasons 6 and 7? Spoilers ahead for A Breath of Snow and Ashes and An Echo in the Bone.
North Carolina has been the primary setting for Outlander Seasons 4 and 5, but the location of Lallybroch is poised to make a significant comeback if the show follows the books by Diana Gabaldon. At the end of the sixth Outlander book, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, Brianna and Roger are revealed to be living at Lallybroch in the 20th century after traveling back to their own time. In the seventh book, An Echo in the Bone, Jamie, Claire, and Young Ian return to Scotland and reunite with Jenny and Ian. (Lallybroch is also featured in another time period in Book 8, Written in My Own Heart's Blood. But since Outlander is only renewed up to Season 7, let's not get too far ahead of ourselves.)
While a Season 7 of Outlander is guaranteed, the plots featuring Lallybroch aren't. Though I feel confident Bree and Roger's modern Lallybroch storyline will happen, fan accounts I spoke to before wondered if the show would skip Claire and Jamie's return... especially if Jenny actor Laura Donnelly doesn't want to come back to the show (something The Outlander Podcast discussed during The Dipp's April 12 virtual chat). But even without Jenny — or, with a (gasp!) recast Jenny — who wouldn't want to see Jamie back at his beloved Broch Tuarach? And so I have to wonder how Midhope's new plans could impact a return to Scotland on the show.