While the Outlander Season 3 premiere is just three months away, onscreen couple Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe shared three things to look forward to in the upcoming installment. Reports also claimed that it would have more bedroom scenes and nudity, leaving fans thrilled with the thought of peeking at Jamie’s ripped torso again.
Everyone should not despair because the third season of the popular time-travel drama is set to be packed with action and drama. Author Diana Gabaldon previously assured that the new outing closely followed the book. She also revealed that it would be solving a major mystery in the novel that left readers baffled.
Three Things to Expect in Outlander Season 3
For those who have not seen the latest clip of Heughan and Balfe, the onscreen lovers are dressed in their 18th century attire as they dropped some scoops about Outlander Season 3. The two said, “We’re very excited to let you know we only have three weeks left of filming, it’s three months until the premiere and because of that, we’re going to give you three things to look forward to.” You can check the video below.
Balfe divulged the first hint, stating, “Well, I’m going to say you can look forward to some soup.” The turtle soup scene from Voyager novel happened when Jamie took care of Claire, who suffered from a fever caused by an infection. The Scotsman fed her alcohol-laced soup, which eventually made her drunk. Claire then enforced her husband to have sex with her, but Jamie was reluctant because of her situation.
Sam Heughan revealed the second thing that everyone should look forward. He yelled after Balfe said the first hint, saying, “Print Shop!” The particular scene refers to the location where Jamie and Claire finally reunited after 20 years of separation. Balfe promised in an interview that sex would still be steamy and hot even though the time-crossed lovers have aged. She admitted, “In terms of the sex, I think old people have good sex too, last I heard!”
The third thing fans can expect from Season 3 is the “lovely bunches of coconuts.” Balfe might be referring to Jamaica, where Jamie and Claire headed in the latter part of the novel. In the new place, the couple started a new action-packed adventure. Outlander returns to the television screens this September.
Speculations and Questions about the Third Season of Outlander
In a bid to help fans deal with the long droughtlander, there are speculations on what will be coming next in the TV series. Based on the books, Jamie and Claire’s marital relationship is going to get even more complicated. It can be recalled that the couple separated ways in Season 2. It was a heartbreaking moment as the Scottish warrior forced his wife back through the Standing Stones in a bid to protect her from the battle.
After falling back through time, the nurse will return to her husband Frank – who is left doubtful over her absence. While Claire tries to fix her marriage with her first husband, Jamie is set to marry Laoghaire MacKenzie. No doubt, things will get more complicated between the time-crossed lovers when she does finally show up after 20 years.
Another question among the readers is whether the TV series will spare Black Jack Randall on screen. It is known that in the opening pages of the Voyager book, the Outlander villain is very much dead. The third season will also display the bloody fight between Jamie and Captain Jack, as revealed in the photos from the upcoming run released last year.
Lastly, fans should be ready for more bedroom scenes and nudity in Outlander Season 3. Balfe previously revealed that the highly anticipated print shop scene would be worth the wait as it would feature more sexual intimacy between Jamie and Claire. She said, “I think it’s really special. Maybe they’ll have to wait a little bit, but I don’t think it’s going to be as scarce as last season, shall we say?”
McKinnon and Kunis will play best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. That’s where Heughan comes in. The Scottish actor has established himself in the role of Jamie Fraser in the Starz series Outlander. This becomes his first big starring role in a Hollywood feature. The film is being overseen by Lionsgate’s Peter Kang and Geoff Shaevitz and Imagine’s Erica Huggins and Julie Oh, the latter of whom brought in the project. Heughan is repped by Ruth Young at United Agents, UTA, and attorney Steve Warren.
The popularity of “ancestral tourism” off the back of hit TV show Outlander, combined with an increase in direct air routes has boosted tourism to Scotland from North America by almost a fifth, new figures have shown.
Official data revealed that Edinburgh is the second most popular city for overseas visitors in the UK after London, while the overall number of international tourists visiting Scotland rose by six per cent last year. Glasgow was also in the top ten, ranked as the sixth most popular UK destination.
However, the number of visitors from the “EU15” European countries – the mainly western European nations which joined the European Union before the 2004 expansion, dipped by almost four per cent – due, experts said, to increased competition from destinations such as Iceland and Scandinavia.
Overall spending from countries in the EU in Scotland was down by six per cent to £833 million, which tourism chiefs said could be attributed to an increase in self-drive holidays across Europe and a “more cautious” approach to spending because of the geo-political situation.
The report, from the Office for National Statistics (ONS), added that more visits from other EU countries such as Poland and Romania were in the “VFR” – or “visiting friends and relatives” category due to the large numbers of people from those countries living in Scotland – which could account for lower spending on the part of their friends and family due to cheaper accommodation costs.
VisitScotland chief executive, Malcolm Roughead said: “A growing interest in ancestral tourism, which in part has been fuelled by the success of the hit television series Outlander, as well as increased airline capacity, has continued to see visitors from North America coming here in large numbers.
“Tourism is more than a holiday experience – it creates jobs and sustains communities in every corner of Scotland all year round. Thanks to the hard work of tourism businesses across the country, we are on track to reach the industry’s Tourism Scotland 2020 target to generate economic growth.”
Visitors from overseas spent an extra £155 million during their stay – an increase of nine per cent compared with the previous year. Scotland’s increase compares with a four per cent rise in overseas visits and a two per cent hike in overseas expenditure for the UK as a whole.
VisitScotland said that growth from North America could be attributed to an increase in airline capacity between North America and Scotland, with airlines such as Delta, Icelandair, Air Canada Rouge, Air Transit and WOW contributing a further 90,000 seats throughout 2016.
The author of the hit Outlander books which inspired the hugely popular TV series, has hinted her much-loved characters could soon be killed off.
Diana Gabaldon is currently writing the ninth book in the series which follows the story of 1940s nurse Claire Randall, played by Caitriona Balfe, who travels back to 18th century Scotland and meets dashing Scottish warrior Jamie Fraser, played by Sam Heughan.
Hundreds of fans have made a pilgrimage to Perthshire since Tibbermore Church featured in one of the hit television show’s most iconic scenes.
Their donations – together with money from the company behind the show– has enabled the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust to undertake £70,000 of roof repairs and preserve its structure.
As well as its modern resonance with television viewers, the parish church has significant historical importance. It dates from 1632 and many of its features remain unique.
The church’s raked stone flooring and simple wooden pews are distinctive and unusual survivors, while the declaration around its pulpitis is of a style long missing from most places of worship of Tibbermore’s age.
The stained glass windows, from 1920, designed by Oscar Paterson commemorate the women who served their country during the First World War.
Victoria Collison-Owen, executive director of the Scottish Redundant Churches Trust, said: “The Tibbermore Charitable Trust bought the church when it was closed by the Church of Scotland.
“Its members did a fantastic job keeping the building alive and part of the community but it was a huge challenge for them.
“There was a realisation that it was too much responsibility for a small community trust and the sums of money involved were much bigger than they could ever have expected.
“Time and age were catching up with the building – as they do with so many churches – and for that reason they approached us to take it on.”
Money was secured from the Listed Places of Worship roof repair fund and the Perth and Kinross Heritage Trust, as well as money and support flowing in since Outlander filmed in Perthshire.
Tibbermore was the location for one of the hit show’s most memorable scenes in which central characters Claire and Geillis are put on trial as witches.
Victoria said: “We have invested much of the funds that followed the filming of Outlander at the church.
“The film crew were great to work with and really respectful of the building – consulting with us on everything – and we must thank them for their support.
“The filming and the money we received really were a big catalyst for the repairs.
“In addition to that, we now receive a huge number of visitors from all four corners of the globe.
“The show’s reach really is extraordinary, with lots of visitors from the US, Germany, France and Belgium in particular.
“We have found the fans to be a really enthusiastic bunch with a great interest in Scottish history and heritage in general.”
Community uses remain limited as the church has “no heat, no light, no power and no running water” though the trust has pledged to “be creative”.
Victoria said one of “loveliest things” to happen since repairs were undertaken was the first wedding to be held since the church closed.
As works continue, visitor numbers are expected to increase further with the release of a new interactive Outlander locations map by VisitScotland.
There’s no better way to spend a rainy Sunday afternoon than with Outlander peeps during a Q&A with producer Maril Davis. Who I might add is having a sunny time in South Africa while I’m bound to the couch because of the down pours. But I digress and we’ll enjoy this wonderful Q&A while the rain continues to soak us in TN.
Here are a few pics of the ships they are using for Outlander season 3 posted by writer/producer Matt Roberts. Season 3 follows the third book in the series which is titled “Voyager” written by Diana Gabaldon
The Season 3 tease is here, and it has us feeling excited and heartbroken all at once. Relive Claire and Jamie's story before Outlander returns this September with the STARZ app: starz.tv/WatchOutlander