Season 6 of Outlander launched last month , but filming for season 7 is already underway in Scotland . Sam Heughan got in to character as he clambered aboard a ship on Thursday. The actor could be seen with his iconic red wig in the The Port of Burntisland in Fife, Scotland.
The historical drama, which is based on the novel series of the same name by Diana Gabaldon, features Sam as one of the main characters alongside Caitriona Balfe as his wife Claire . Rumours persist about the possibility of Heughan becoming the new James Bond. The actor said himself it was time for another Scottish James Bond , but there is no sign yet of a positive decision from the procuction company .
Outlander, which debuted in 2014, follows the tale of a World War II nurse Claire Randall (Caitriona) who is transported back in time to 1743 when she touches the standing stones at Craigh na dun while on honeymoon with her husband Frank Randall .
Last year the cast of the show revealed it had been picked up for a seventh season that will span 16 episodes.
The network Starz confirmed that it will follow the seventh of eight books in the Outlander novel series, entitled An Echo in the Bone.