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That’s a Wrap! Outlander Celebrates the Completion of Filming Season 3

Outlander cast and crew celebrated end of filming season 3 today.  Now it’s on to the editing room.

Outlander season 3 will follow Diana Gabaldon’s 3rd book in the Outlander series titled Voyager. A good number of book fans will tell you that Voyager was one of their favorite books including myself.

Warning may contain spoilers!

Voyager begins right after battle of Culloden between the British and the Scots.   At Jamie’s insistence Claire has went back though the stone to 1948 because she was carrying Jamie’s unborn child and he wanted to protect her from the battle.   One of the reason’s this is a favorite book is that it tells of Jamie and Claire’s lives without each other for 20 years. When Claire discovers that Jamie didn’t die on Culloden battlefield and she decides to go back through the stones to reunite with him.

This reunion is one of the most anticipated events for season 3 by fans and is referred to as The Printshop scene.

Outlander writer, Diana Gabaldon confirmed herself that the Printshop scene meets with her approval.


To which she replied

Other scenes fans are looking forward to are the Brothel, & Turtle Soup. There are far too many good scenes in this book and fans are hoping that they don’t get put on the cutting room floor.

So today was the last day of Outlander filming and Twitter lit up like a jar full of lighting bugs you caught on a summer’s evening. Here are some of the happenings across social media today.

After Roark gyms in South Africa announced that Sam would be doing a Facebook live with them he posted on Twitter the following.

Caitriona sent out a thank you to the crew for all their hard work.

All writer/producer Matt Roberts had to say was…

No wonder the man is tired he’s work is never done.

Caitriona says this season has been like birthing a baby. Which is appropriate since her character Claire does give birth in season 3.

It’s a wrap party birth pool

That’s a wrrrrrrrrrap !!!! #Outlander #waterwatereverywhere #lastday #poolbirthofvoyager @samheughan

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Sam had fun playing with his rubber ducky in the “birth pool”

An John Bell aka Young Ian Murray posted this video to Instagram

Outlander season 3 will return to the Starz network in September.

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Frank and Black Jack Randall might be around as long as #Outlander is — and we don’t necessarily hate it

We already know that we’ll be seeing more Frank (Tobias Menzies) in Season 3 of Outlander than book fans would expect, but it may not be the last we see of Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) first husband, or his evil 18th century ancestor.

Diana Gabaldon’s book Voyager, on which the third season is based, is the last time Claire is in the 1900s. That means there aren’t a lot of pages of Frank’s story left in the book series. The show will already expand on Frank’s presence by exploring what Claire’s life was like with Frank after she returned through the rocks before the Battle of Culloden — pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child — more deeply.

It’s a period that Outlander executive producer Ron Moore says is necessary to understand who Claire is when she learns that Jamie survived Culloden 20 years after the fact.

Tobias Menzies, <em>Outlander</em>Tobias Menzies, Outlander

“The story requires [Frank]’s presence. Claire, from the beginning, was married to Frank and spent the entire first book trying to get back to him,” Moore explained to TVGuide.com at the ATX Television Festival in Austin. “She’s found the love of her life in Jamie Fraser, but there’s still this man that has this hold on her so she feels like she needs to go back. That to me says that’s a really strong character and an important character. To understand Claire, you need to understand the nature of that relationship with Frank.”

Frank remains an important part of the story in Season 3 as we have to learn who Claire and their daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) have become in the time they spent with him in Boston.

“When she returns to the 20th century, Frank raises Brianna. Again, he’s a very important figure in the story,” Moore said. “He is the father figure that Brianna knew as opposed to Jamie. Claire spent 20 years with him before he died. We needed to bring that part of the story forward to really understand how all these things work.”

Voyager marks the last serious mentions of Frank and his 18th century counterpart Black Jack Randall in the Outlander book series. Frank dies in the 1960s and Black Jack is fated to die in the same battle Jamie survives. However, Season 3 may not be the last we see of Claire’s first husband or the man who terrorized her and her husband in the past.

Moore admits that is in part because actor Tobias Menzies does such a tremendous job inhabiting both roles. The show isn’t afraid to embrace future mentions of either character as a chance to bring Menzies back in later seasons.

Continue reading at the Source: Frank and Black Jack Randall might be around as long as #Outlander is — and we don’t necessarily hate it | TVGuide.com

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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.

Finish the article at the Source: ‘Outlander’ fans: Your favorite show won’t earn any Emmy nominations – Goldderby

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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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Outlander season 3 will solve a major book mystery, says author Diana Gabaldon

As we continue to wait for Outlander season three (why do we have to hold out until September? WHY?) author Diana Gabaldon has been dropping hints about what to expect when Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) return to our TV screens.

“I do think that season three is going to be remarkably strong. I’ve seen the first nine episodes now put together and they’re fabulous, the first six especially are very close to the book,” the author tells RadioTimes.com.

“There are things that Claire told her daughter in flashback that we now see more or less in real life. They have expanded some of those,” Gabaldon explains.

But it’s the little “tweaks and additions” the writers have made that sound the most intriguing – could they solve one of the books’ biggest mysteries?

“There has always been the question in the books as to whether Frank was or was not unfaithful to Claire during their marriage and I’ve always left it ambiguous,” says Gabaldon. “People make up their own minds, generally on the basis of whether they like Frank or not.”

The show will finally give readers a definitive answer to that question because the writers have had to “come down on one side or the other”. And is the author happy with the side they’ve picked?

“I think the TV show treats him very fairly,” she says. We’ll have to wait until September 2017 to decide if we agree.

Source: Outlander season 3 will solve a major book mystery, says author Diana Gabaldon

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‘Outlander’ Filming Locations: 6 Castles Jamie And Claire Fans Can Visit In Scotland

“Outlander” does a beautiful job of showing off Scotland, and it isn’t all TV magic. The Starz show, based on Diana Gabaldon’s novels, actually films in Scotland and regularly leaves the studio to shoot at real locations. The drama takes place in the 18th century, so castles are often involved. If you’re heading to the Jamie Fraser’s country, you should check out these historic fortresses.

Doune Castle — You might recognize it as Castle Leoch, the seat of Clan MacKenzie. The outside was used in the series, but the inside will look a bit different. Interior shots were filmed in a studio.

Showrunner Ronald D. Moore chose the castle, located in Doune, because of its size as well as its condition. “It’s one of the best examples of a medieval castle still left in all of Europe, in terms of preservation,” Moore told Condé Nast Traveler. “The structure remains very close to when it was originally built, in the 13th century. The courtyard is great, there’s a rampart you can walk on, and I realized there wasn’t much I had to do to it digitally. It’s also where they shot ‘Monty Python and the Holy Grail.’ If you go straight up to the tower, you will often hear tourists at the top shouting out lines.”

Outlander filming locations“Outlander” has used many Scottish castles as filming locations. Photo: Starz

Blackness Castle — This castle has a fitting name. It served as the base for Black Jack (Tobias Menzies). Don’t worry, we’re pretty sure there aren’t any sadistic captains there now. This location is particularly easy to visit from Edinburgh.

Aberdour Castles — This castle on the Fife coast served as the monastery where Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) brought Jamie (Sam Heughan) after he was assaulted by Black Jack at the end of Season 1. It’s one of the oldest masonry castles in Scotland.

Dean Castle — Located in Kilmarnock, this is where Jamie and Claire tried to convince Lord Lovat to help Charles Stuart in Season 2. The 14th century castle has more amenities these days with an urban farm, adventure playground, tearoom and more to keep tourists busy.

READ: Historical outings and 5 other ways to survive Droughtlander

Outlander Filming locationsThe gardens of Drummond Castle stood in for Versailles in “Outlander” Season 2. Photo: Starz

Drummond Castle — “Outlander” fans are actually more interested in what’s outside of this historic building in Perthshire. The gardens were used in “Outlander” Season 2 to stand in for the gardens of Versailles. It’s easy to see why. The elaborate greenery makes for a stunning photo op.

Balgonie Castle — This castle in Fife was used as Eldridge Manor. Claire recovers form a wolf attack here in Season 1 and figures out how to save Jamie from Black Jack using cattle.

To see more “Outlander” locations you can tour, check out Visit Scotland.

Fans planning to tour Scotland in the near future probably won’t be running into the cast. Heughan, Balfe and the rest of their co-stars are currently filming in Cape Town. The South African location is standing in for Jamaica in “Outlander” Season 3. Jamie and Claire will journey to the Carribean after they reunite on the show.

Even though there isn’t much chance of running into the stars, visiting Jamie and Claire’s haunts is a perfect way to get through the long hiatus. “Outlander” Season 2 ended in July 2016 and the show won’t come back until September.

“Outlander” Season 3 returns to Starz in September. An exact premiere date has not been announced yet.

Source: ‘Outlander’ Filming Locations: 6 Castles Jamie And Claire Fans Can Visit In Scotland

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The “Outlander effect” helps save one of Scotland’s most important parish churches – The Courier

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.

One of the First World War stained glass windows.
One of the First World War stained glass windows.

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.

Source: The “Outlander effect” helps save one of Scotland’s most important parish churches – The Courier

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A Q&A with Outlander’s Maril Davis

Maril Davis - Outlander ProducerThere’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

This is the photo that Maril is referring to

“Wish you were here!” #Outlander 📷 @LaurenLyle7

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Caitriona also tweeted this out which also confirms that the “turtle soup” seen has been filmed!!

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