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‘Outlander’ Season 3: Author Surprised TV Show Boost Scotland Tourism

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The success of the television show Outlander Season 3 helped boost Scotland’s tourism, much to the delight of the author, Diana Gabaldon.

Outlander is a television drama series based on Diana Gabaldon’s historical time travel book series of the same name.

Fans of the show have been flocking to Scotland with their interest to see the beautiful Scottish lands with their own eyes.

Gabaldon, amusingly, never set foot in Scotland while writing her novels. Instead, she heavily relied on research books to learn about the country’s history, folklore and landscape.

According to Scotsman, Gabaldon revealed it was not her intention to raise Scottish tourism. But she is glad for the positive aftermath. She confessed, “I love Scotland and I feel it’s given me a great deal so I’m very happy if I can give something back.”

She also said it is the Outlander effect where “people who like the book want to extend their experience.”

The story of the book-turned-tv-series revolves aroud the protagonist Claire Randall, played by Caitriona Balfe, who gets transported into Scotland in the year 1743 from 1945. There she meets dashing Highland warrior Jamie Frase who is acted by Sam Heughan.

From World War II in her present time in 1945, she gets in between another dispute in the Jacobite risings in 1743. These sequence of events turn into the Battle of Culloden.

With the TV show’s success, it got renewed this year for a third and fourth season which will be adapted from the third novel Voyager and the fourth novel Drums of Autumn.

Filming for Outlander Season 3 had already started. Fans even caught sight of the cast in Glasgow.

Along with the cast are some new faces like John Bell and Wil Johnson to play the younger versions of Ian Murray and John Abernathy, respectively. On the other hand, César Domboy is cast to take the role of the adult version of Fergus.

Outlander Season 3 will premiere in Starz in 2017.

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