There is no exact date yet of when Outlander Season 3 will air on our small screens aside from knowing that it will premiere some time in 2017 on Starz. For the meantime, we have gathered some bits of information and spoilers that can come handy to prepare for the brand new season.
Battle of Culloden
The first episode will start with a bang and pick up after Jamie (Sam Heughan) sent Claire (Caitriona Balfe) to Frank (Tobias Menzies).
And then, the Battle of Culloden happens. According to moviepilot.com, the show’s producer Ronald D. Moore said, “It just felt like we have been promising it for a while. We should give the audience some sense of what happened on that moor.”
Spoilers include author Diana Gabaldon revealing a scene right before the battle where Heughan looked “scary.” She said he knows they will lose the battle and looks as if he is slowly about to lose his mind.
Fergus as Grown Man
Twenty years have passed when Outlander Season 3 airs, that means Fergus will have to be a grown man. Roman Berrux will pass down the role of Fergus to César Domboy.
Domboy takes the role of the French pickpocket who grew up into a handsome and charming young man. Spoilers reveal his loyalty and devotion to Jamie and Claire, who took him under their wing, remains unwavering.
New Faces in Season 3
Aside from Domboy, some new faces joins the cast of the time travel drama.
Lauren Lyle is cast as Marsali, a high-spirited daughter of Laoghaire. The young Ian Murray will be played by John Bell who is Jamie’s nephew. Meanwhile, Wil Johnson will take the role of John Abernathy, Claire’s colleague in the 20th century Boston.
Start of Production
Production is underway. The cast are even spotted several times by fans during filming.
Balfe and Menzies were seen filming in Glasgow, while Heughan was seen filming the battle scenes in Culloden. Even the series’ executive producer Matthew B. Roberts can resist teasing fans of some photos behind the scenes.
Outlander Season 3 is based from the third book called Voyager from the author Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series. But of course, as most adaptations do, there will be some changes.
One of them would be a change in the story’s timeline, like how the season opens up with the Battle of Culloden.
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