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Outlander Promo Recap: Parallel Lives – TV Kills Time

The title of this promo is more than a righteous Magic:The Gathering card. It’s also the nickname for Plutarch’s Lives of the Noble Greeks and Romans, a series of biographies of famous men that highlighted their similar virtues and failings, and a fascinating study of morality and choices. It’s an apt lens through which to view this season of Outlander, in which Claire and Jamie struggle to make the most of their choice to separate, consequently exposing the best and worst of themselves (and those closest to them). It’s a reminder that our heroes are no more human than any of us: sometimes disturbingly fallible, others heartrendingly persistent. Plus I hear there’s a lot of sex.

Let’s dig in.

The promo opens on Claire and Bree, presumably on a plane back to Boston after their visit to Scotland. Caitriona Balfe narrates, letting us know that when we last saw the character it was 1968, right after her character discovers Jamie didn’t die at Culloden. Both Randall ladies seem immersed in thought.

Information like that has a way of jump-starting one’s fantasy life, and Claire gazes out of her plane window while Bree reassures her that they “will find him.” Don’t pat yourself on the back, kid. Everyone finds Jamie eventually. He’s pretty noteworthy.

Cut to Bree and Claire researching at what looks like a library with Roger. This promo needs more Roger. If this keeps up I am just going to start Photoshopping his face onto vases and stuff. Here he is, color-coordinating not only with the rich wood paneling but also Bree’s vest. I assume he’s the head researcher because he’s the only one who can read fluent Scottish noises.

It’s worth noting that the group searching for Jamie in the past is also in a prime position to see their relationships most significantly affected in the present. One woman longing to leave the present to return to the past, another firmly anchored to the present but potentially fragile in the face of the loss of another parent, and a man re-evaluating his past identity while harboring new hopes for his future.

Meanwhile, we flash to Jamie gasping in a tortured breath and opening his eyes on Culloden field, a familiar uniformed ponytail visible over his left shoulder.

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Catch up on the TCA 2017 Summer Press Tour Outlander panel

The Television Critics Association summer press tour panel was tonight with the Outlander cast & producers and many of entertainment industry were live tweeting during the panel.

The panel included:

  • Ronald D. Moore, Showrunner/Writer
  • Maril Davis, Executive Producer
  • Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser)
  • Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) *via satellite
  • Tobias Menzies (Frank & Black Jack Randall)
  • Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall)
  • Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield)

Starz also released another video, Parallel Lives, with some great clips from season 3.  Thanks to EW you can view it below.

Thank goodness for Entertainment Weekly’s Lynette Rice and her awesome live tweets! If you get a chance send her a big THANK YOU via Twitter @Lynetterice

Via Dicder’s (@decider) Twitter feed

You can read more at Here from Decider

Coverage of the panel from TV Tango (@TVTango)

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‘Outlander’ EP Ronald D Moore On Seasons 3 & 4, ‘Galactica’ & Comic Con | Deadline

“It’s a big transitional year for this show,” Outlander executive producer Ronald D. Moore says of the upcoming third season of the Starz drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling books.

Set to debut September 10 on the premium cabler, this 13-episode run of the Caitriona Balfe- and Sam Heughan-led time-travel series has newborns, old lives, heartache and a reunion across the seas and ages — aka, classic Outlander. Already with one Comic-Con panel under his belt this year with the Battlestar Galactica reunion yesterday, today sees Moore back in Ballroom 20 with Balfe, Heughan, co-stars Tobias Menzies, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin, and fellow EP Maril Davis.

Before today’s panel, Moore chatted with me about where this far-flung season based on Voyager — Gabaldon’s third book in her eight-book (so far) series — is coming from, where it’s going and where it could all end up. He also discusses whether he would ever be part of another Galatica revival, and how much SDCC has changed since be first started attending the confab.

DEADLINE: With Season 3 set to launch in just under couple of months, what is the theme for you for this run of Outlander?

MOORE: It’s a transitional season. You know, the franchise kind of pivots from this point because, it’s not really a huge spoiler, but essentially, the show will relocate to the American colonies after this season. So they’ll always have a foot in Scotland, because there’s always a piece of the story that will continue to play out in Scotland, but Claire and Jamie and their family really do kind of relocate to North America after this season and establish a place called Fraser’s Ridge, which is up in the mountains of North Carolina — and that’s where the rest of the season in the books takes place.

So this is a really important year because it’s leaving sort of one setting, traveling literally across the Atlantic Ocean. You know, we went down and shot on the Black Sails ships and sets in South Africa to do that section of the story, and then end up in the Caribbean, and then eventually into the American colonies. It’s a big transitional year for this show.

DEADLINE: Another transition of sorts for you guys is that Outlander Season 3 is premiering in mid-September, a shift from Season 1 opening in August 2014 and Season 2 debuting in April 2016. How will moving into a more traditional premiere spot affect the show, especially for production purposes?

MOORE: It doesn’t really change the dynamic of a show. I’m sure Starz could speak more directly to scheduling and how it affects various marketing aspects and that kind of thing, but creatively, it didn’t really affect the show at all. We are trying to put the show on more of a yearly basis, so hopefully we can stick with a fall premiere date going forward. So we’re sort of overlapping production, but that’s because I think the fan base would really like to have an annual date instead of a moving date.

DEADLINE: So the fall premiere is going to become the norm for Outlander?

MOORE: You know, there’s no guarantee, but hopefully we kind of stick with a fall premiere from this point. It’s been difficult for us because it takes us a long time to shoot the show. It’s very complex logistically. It’s a big period piece that travels and goes to different countries and continents and doesn’t really have standing sets, and it takes us a long time to produce it. So we don’t want to skimp on the production value of the show, but we also want the audience to have the benefit of yearly premieres.

DEADLINE: Speaking of behind the camera, will Diana Gabaldon be penning an episode or two of Season 3 like she did for Season 2?

MOORE: She did not do one for us this season. She’s writing another book, and she was a little too caught up in that. Behind the cameras, a lot of the same team came back. We had some changes in the writing staff. We actually expanded the writing staff quite a bit, in large part because we are sort of on an accelerated prep schedule now, and we had to be able to have enough writers to start writing onto Season 4 while we were producing Season 3.

DEADLINE: Mapping out this upcoming season and Season 4, how much further do you see Outlander going?

MOORE: Well, Diana’s still writing the books, so I would assume that we could go as long as she keeps writing a compelling story. The books are still wildly successful. The storyline still engages people, and I could see this going on for a very long time.

DEADLINE: Is that always how you saw it? When you initially put the show together, did you see this as a five-season show, a six-season show…

MOORE: When I approached it, I knew that it was an ongoing book series and an open-ended saga, so I sort of had that in the back of my mind. Really until Diana’s decided what the end of the story is, I can just see the show continuing to move forward. Also, as long as the audience is willing to go along for the ride with us, because it feels like there’s a long, compelling tale that people could lose themselves in for many years.

DEADLINE: On that, last year Outlander skipped Comic-Con, but you were here personally. What was that like?

MOORE: It was odd because I’d done them so many years in a row with Galactica. Then I took a break, and then you get used to just being there, you know, with Outlander, and it’s odd to skip one. I did a couple of smaller panels, but nothing officially for the show. You know, you kind of miss the big rooms, and you miss seeing all the fans, and the cast, and all that, because it has become an event on everyone’s annual calendar.

DEADLINE: On Galactica, you had a reunion panel this year at Comic-Con, similar to the one at ATX earlier this year. Of course, you are busy with Outlander but the fan reaction makes it pretty clear the appetite is there for more Galactica. Would you do more? Say, a limited series?

MOORE: (laughs) I feel like our show has pretty much said what it needed to say, and we’re done. I didn’t really leave the door open for a reunion show. If you did that, if you picked up the story from where we left off after the finale, A, there’s no Battlestar Galactica left, and B, everyone’s on Earth, and there are no spaceships anymore. It would be such a completely different idea, that it really wouldn’t be Battlestar Galacticaanymore.

Now, given the environment that we’re in, sure, they’re going to reboot it at some point. Somebody’s going to and they’ll take another whack at it, just like we rebooted the original. So, you know, I can’t be precious about the idea that no one could ever touch this show, because it was a remake in and of itself.


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Outlander at SDCC 2017

I’ve combed the internet to find posts & pictures from the Outlander venue at the San Diego Comic Con this year.

Be sure to check this page regularly as I’m sure there will be new stuff added often.

Thank you in advance to everyone that has shared pictures & post regarding this years event.

It's time, Sassenachs… The Outlander cast is here to talk about Season 3!

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A verra warm hello from #Outlander at #SDCC2017!

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Happy/Sad/Confused. With Caitriona Balfe & Sam Heughan. #outlander #sdcc #caitrionabalfe #samheughan Photo: @sammyheller

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Piped in to @comic_con ! Thank you again girls.x

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One more day at Comiccon with these two lovely people… #jalapinoMargaritas

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Amazing day @comic_con !!! Thank you all for coming and WATCHING ep1!!!! So excited.x

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Sam arriving at San Diego airport for Comic Con

It’s complicated. 😬#Outlander #CatrionaBalfe #SamHeughan #TobiasMenzies #EWComicCon #SDCC #ComicCon

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#outlander #starz #sdcc2017 #herewego! #activationpro

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Watch the SoCal Outlander’s periscope broadcast from the Printshop booth.

Watch the SoCal Outlander’s periscope broadcast from the Cryptozoic booth (Outlander Trading Cards) 

From the SDCC Entertainment Weekly special edition

The Dunbonnet #jamiefraser #fergus #voyager #outlander #s3 #beard #fantastic #hair #omg #omg #omg

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The Printshop at work

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‘Outlander’ Season 3: Starz Sets September Premiere Date & Unveils Key Art

The countdown is on. Starz has set an 8 PM Sunday, September 10, premiere for Season 3 of its time-traveling drama Outlander, starring Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan. The premium cable net also released the key art, which shows the stars on opposite sides of the standing stone that once brought them together; check it out below.

The 13-episode new season is based on Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander series. It picks up right after Claire (Balfe) travels through returns from the 1700s to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies).

Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from each other, both haunted by the memory of their lost love.

The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart — as well as new doubt. But they are separated by continents and centuries, and the questions remain: When they find each other, and will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones all those years ago?

Series developer Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney and Andy Harries serve as executive producers of Outlander, which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

The 13-episode new season is based on Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s bestselling Outlander series. It picks up right after Claire (Balfe) travels through returns from the 1700s to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from each other, both haunted by the memory of their lost love.


Source: ‘Outlander’ Season 3: Starz Sets October Premiere Date & Unveils Key Art | Deadline

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Outlander Season 3 Spoilers, Air Date, Cast News and More – All About Outlander Season 3

Mild spoilers for Season 3 of Outlander below. Proceed with caution!

It feels like centuries since we last saw Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) together in the Outlander Season 2 finale. On the eve of the Battle of Culloden, Claire made the heart-wrenching decision to go back through the stones, to the 1940s and her first husband, Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies) to save her unborn child, while Jamie returned to the battlefield to face death with the Highland army. But this plan went awry, of course, as Claire learned nearly 20 years later—courtesy of family friend Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin)—that Jamie managed to survive the battle. In the last moments of Season 2, Claire vowed to return to Jamie—so you can be sure this will be the focus of Season 3. Below, everything we know about the impending season of Outlander, and—finally!—the end of Droughtlander.


1) Season 3 will begin airing in September and run for 13 episodes. Though an exact premiere date has yet to be announced.

2) It’s based on the third book in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series, Voyager. As the title suggests, there will be a journey by sea—from Scotland to Jamaica, to be exact. The scenes for this portion of the season—the last five episodes—were shot in Cape Town, South Africa

The Battle of Culloden gets personal for Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan).

3) The season will open with the Battle of Culloden. Even though Diana Gabaldon’s books skip much of the action at Culloden, the show’s producers decided they simply couldn’t miss it. “For the TV show, we’ve been promising this for a while and it just felt like we should have something,” executive producer Ronald D. Moore told Entertainment Weekly. “We should give the audience some sense of what happened on that moor.” Jamie will face off against his arch enemy, Black Jack Randall, on the battlefield.

4) Of course, Claire and Jaime will reunite—but you’ll have to wait for it. Book readers know there’s a certain special moment at a certain special print shop, but Balfe warns it won’t be immediate: “The first couple of episodes they are apart,” she told Gold Derby of Season 3. “There will be a reunion, but I really can’t say much about it! I think the fans will be happy!”

5) And yes, there will be lots of sex. The shortage of Outlander‘s signature steamy sex scenes in Season 2 did not go unnoticed. “Everything that’s going to happen once Jamie and Claire see each other, I think it’s really special,” she told Vanity Fair of the reunion. “Maybe [fans will] have to wait a little bit, but I don’t think the sex is going to be as scarce as last season, shall we say?” She reiterated that point in an interview with Vulture: “I think if anything, when Jamie and Claire get together again, their love is timeless and who they are inside is timeless… I think old people have good sex too, last I heard!”

6) In the meantime, we’ll see Claire settle into life in Boston with Frank, and give birth to her daughter with Jamie, Brianna (Sophie Skelton). “You get to see that relationship really solidify,” Balfe says of Claire and Bree. As we know from the Season 2 finale, Claire spends at least 20 years in the present before going back to Jamie. “We’re going through 20 years of Claire’s life and seeing little vignettes of who she’s become as a woman,” Balfe told EW. “How do you tell the story of a relationship and of a life and of a woman over her 20 years in the space of a few scenes? That had its own unique challenges. It’s definitely different to last season.” This means the first few episodes won’t focus solely on Claire—we’ll see how Jamie is surviving without her, too.

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) gives birth to a daughter, whom she raises with her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies).
Claire and Frank celebrate Brianna’s high school graduation.

7) Jamie will go on his own journey apart from Claire. Book readers know Jamie will spend time hiding from English soldiers in a cave (Balfe confirmed to Vanity Fair this will be featured in the new season), and of course, he’ll be doing a lot of thinking about his lost love. That incongruous image of Claire walking amongst the Culloden dead? Balfe told EW, “It’s an image that Jamie has conjured up in his head.”

8) Jamie will spend some time in prison. Yes, this is troubling news for our hero—but during this time he’ll forge an important, lasting relationship with Lord John Grey (David Berry), who runs the jail.



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Outlander Season 3 Spoilers: Claire and Jamie Will Be Apart for a While at the Start of the Season

“Droughtlander” might be ending in under three months, but that doesn’t mean that Outlanderfans are going to see their favorite couple back together when the show returns.

Outlander last left off with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) separated by 200 years of history. Claire had returned to the 1940s before the Battle of Culloden to protect their unborn child while Jamie went back to fight with his countrymen and presumably die.

It took Claire 20 years in her own timeline to discover that Jamie had managed to live through the bloody battle. She ended the Season 2 finale declaring to her now adult daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) that they have to go back to find Jamie. Unfortunately, the search for him will not be that easy.

“We’re going to keep them apart for a while,” executive producer Ron Moore teased to TVGuide.com at the ATX Television Festival in Austin.

Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, <em>Outlander</em>Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan, OutlanderClaire and Jamie’s separation tracks with how Diana Gabaldon’s third book in the Outlanderseries, on which the show is based, plays out. Moore admits that some structural changes are being made to the story, but reuniting Claire and Jamie right off the bat is not one of them.

“The majority of the major events are in the season, but we are probably going to reorder them and present them slightly differently,” Moore said. “The third book is a clean narrative as opposed to the second book –which was a very complicated narrative. It still went to Jamie’s storyline for a very long time and then Claire catches up.”

The beginning of the season will do a lot to fill in the story of Claire’s life with Frank (Tobias Menzies) in Boston after she returned through the stones at the end of Season 2.

“One of the things we wanted to do was talk about what Claire was doing in those 20 years as well,” Moore said. “The way we’ve structured the season allows you to experience both [Jamie and Claire’s lives] at the same time.”

That may sound like terrible news to some fans, but luckily Claire will have some assistance in finding her way back to Jamie. Brianna and Roger (Richard Rankin) will be there to help her figure out what Jamie was doing in Scotland after he escaped the battle. Helping Claire will also help bring the young lovebirds closer together.


Finish the story at the Source: Outlander Season 3 Spoilers: Claire and Jamie Will Be Apart for a While at the Start of the Season – Today’s News: Our Take | TVGuide.com

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Is it September yet??? Outlander Filming Nearly Finished!

Anticipation is growing among the Outlander fandom as cast and crew take to social media. It’s always fun to see the banter going on between them as not only does it let the fans know little tidbits but it also shows the camaraderie between them all. One big happy Outlander family 😊

I’ve put together several posts and pictures posted that will surly have fans wishing summer was over already and September was here.

So here goes…

Recently Sam posted they were filming the penultimate which is the next to the last episode for the season


I can only imagine what we’ll be seeing when this airs but I really don’t want to think about that episode just yet because when it does air that will mean just 1 more episode 😢

Maril Davis, one of Outlander’s executive producer’s posted this photos of eggs made up to be Jamie & Claire on the beach that she and Caitriona drew. Can you guess who drew which one? 😂

And Sam replied…

Maril’s brother made this remark on her art skills…LOL

Well…Maril it was a good effort 🤦🏻‍♀️

Just like a man all Sam could think about was his stomach 😂😂😂

To be honest I’m not sure why Maril would need such a wintery hat when they are shooting in South Africa. Let me check the weather there BRB. Nope I wouldn’t see why she would need that but hey to each his/her own.🤷🏻‍♀️ At any rate Sam wants to borrow it 😆

I suppose he needs this for when they go back to Scotland & Maril says it’s his if he wants it.

Writer/Producer Matt Roberts also posts some of the most beautiful photos from Cape Town, SA

Before the storm #capetown #capestorm #stormofthecentury Wish us luck #outlander

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Sam retweeted this picture of the recent Cape Town storm Matt was referring too.

Funny there should be a storm right when they are most likely shooting scenes that include a storm also. Sam referred to that early when he stated he had sand in places it shouldn’t be…hehehe

They are at the end of shooting season 3 with only about a week left according to Sam’s tweet.

To which Sam replys:

Filming maybe complete but there is still a lot that goes on behind the scenes after the shoot is over.

Sam says Cait is willing to lend a hand with editing if Matt needs it.

I don’t know about you but I think they better leave the theme & music in the hands of Bear McCreary. He hasn’t let us Outlander fans down yet with his choices. So Cait you needn’t worry about dragging out your accordion just yet.


Outlander is schedule to return to the Starz network in September.

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‘Outlander’ fans: Your favorite show won’t earn any Emmy nominations 

Outlander” fans, don’t be upset when your favorite show doesn’t earn any Emmy nominations this year. Because “Outlander” didn’t air any new episodes during the eligibility period that ended May 31, 2017, it must sit out of this year’s Emmy race. Starz has announced that the hit fantasy series will premiere its third season in September 2017, so it will definitely be back for the 2018 Emmys.

Season 3 of “Outlander” will consist of 13 episodes based on “Voyager,” the third novel in Diana Gabaldon‘s eight-book series. The story will pick up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) returns to 1948 pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child. Her sudden return to the 20th century will have consequences for her marriage to Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, Jamie endures the aftermath of the battle of Culloden, and the two time-separated lovers try to make a life without each other. See our photo gallery of “Outlander” Season 3 spoilers down below.

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Charity Auction of VIP Access to Outlander Panel at the 2017 Comic-Con

You and a guest could enjoy two passes to 2017 San Diego Comic-Con if you have the winning bid in this charity auction donated by Starz.

Here is what you’ll receive:

  • This experience will take place July 21 – 22, 2017 at San Diego Comic-Con.
  • Valid for 2 people.
  • Those attending must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Meet and greet will be in a group setting.
  • Cannot guarantee meet and greet with specific panel members, subject to availability.
  • The winner may take a photo.
  • The winner can take something small to be signed.

For more info & to place your bid head over to the CharityBuzz site.


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