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‘Outlander’ Season 3 Premiere Date: September Return Confirmed While Production Moves to Africa

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'Outlander' Season 3: Series Confirms to Officially Return on September While Production Moves to Africa
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Outlander Season 3 has some good and bad news. The upcoming season’s release date is finally revealed, but it takes a couple of months longer than expected.

Every fan of the hit romantic fantasy Starz series is suffering from Droughtlander for more than a year already. Many of us have expected it to return in the spring or summer. However, it is apparently stretched until the autumn to give way to the more aggressive filming this season.

Outlander Will Return in September for Season 3

The president of Starz’ programming, Carmi Zlotnik, reveals the reason behind the delayed release. He says the Droughlander will “last just a little longer” in order to give the production team ample “time and number of episodes” for Outlander Season 3.

It is important to tell the story of Voyager, the third book of Outlander where the tv series is based from, in its entirety according to Zlotnik. He adds the “scale of this book is immense” and they owe it to their ever-supporting fans to give the “very best show.”

Therefore, moving the release date in September makes things possible for the production. This season would be the latest premiere release for the series as Season 1 premiered on August 2014 while Season 2 returned in April 2016.

Moving to Sunnier and Warmer Africa

The cast and crew of Outlander are busy filming its third season. Come March, they reportedly will move from their base in misty Scotland to the sunny Africa.

Cape Town in South Africa will stand in for the Caribbean as they shoot for the show’s pivotal sea voyage scenes. They will have to complete 13 episodes for this season by June 2017 for a nine-month long production that started in September 2016.

Before saying goodbye to Scotland, stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan gave an emotional goodbye on their location change. Balfe thanked the “people of Scotland” and all the “heritage sites” that welcomed them and the crew because, according to Balfe, nothing would be done without them.

Her on-screen partner, Heughan, also thanked their fans, especially to those who have come to see them. “Goodbye, Scotland!” Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, says.

However, Balfe cheekily promises that they will be back. She concludes, “So it’s just bye for now.”

It is  definitely quite a long wait for the Outlander Season 3. But good things come to those who wait so we will just have to be more patient to trust and support the production for working to give us another epic season.

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