'Outlander' Star Tobias Menzies Will Not Return For Season 8

Good news for Jamie and Claire Fraser, but awful news for Outlander's devoted fans.

Tobias Menzies has confirmed to TVLine that he will not resume his roles as Frank or Jonathan "Black Jack" Randall before the eighth and final season of the Starz series.

"What am I allowed to say?" Menzies chuckled, unknowingly raising our expectations before deflating them. "That would be amazing. [But] you won't see me.

The news is hardly surprising given that Frank, Claire's husband from her own time, and his cruel ancestor Black Jack, who tormented the Frasers in various ways for years, are both dead in the novel.

Outlander completed the first part of its seventh season in August 2023. (Read the midseason finale recap.) Starz has yet to announce when Outlander will return for Season 7B.

In early 2023, the cable network informed viewers that the historical drama would conclude with a 10-episode Season 8. In addition, Starz has ordered a prequel series, 

Outlander: Blood of My Blood, that will follow the stories of Jamie and Claire's parents.

"They're going to bring it home magnificently, I'm sure," the Emmy-winner said during the interview, which was conducted in promotion of his latest project, Apple TV+'s Manhunt. In the new limited series, Menzies plays Edwin Stanton, 

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