STARZ announces Outlander‘s return is set for September. Also, watch as Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe bid farewell to Scotland and hello to South Africa.
OK Sassenachs, as you can tell from the title of the post, I have good news and maybe not so good news to share.
The not so good news? Well, it seems that Droughtlander will last another seven months.
Earlier today STARZ announced that Outlander Season 3 will make its premiere in September 2017.
The third season will include 13 episodes based upon Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series.
According to STARZ, the extended wait is due to production:
Carmi Zlotnik, President of Programming for Starz said, “While Droughtlander will last just a little longer, we feel it is important to allow the production the time and number of episodes needed to tell the story of the Voyager book in its entirety. The scale of this book is immense, and we owe the fans the very best show. Returning in September will make that possible.”
Steve Kent, Senior Executive Vice President, Programming, Sony Pictures Television said, “With the scope of the production and all of the intricate details that go into the Emmy-nominated sets and costumes, we had to make sure everything is kept to the high standard of the previous seasons and Diana Gabaldon’s beautiful story. We’re so proud of the incredible work that Ron and the Outlander team have done.”
We definitely trust Team Outlander to bring this beloved story alive on screen!
Speaking of production, as we previously reported, this cast and crew are moving to Cape Town, South Africa in March to begin filming the last five episodes of the season. Just like we speculated, they’ll be shooting the pivotal, cross-Atlantic voyage scenes on the former sets of STARZ original series Black Sails.
We got an extra treat today in the form of a video message from Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe bidding farewell and thank you to Scotland (for now), but they’re super excited for Cape Town! Watch below:
These babes! I’m really excited for them too.
Finally, this may be a little early, since we don’t even know when San Diego Comic-Con badges will be going on sale, but STARZ has confirmed that Outlander WILL attend SDCC this summer (production on Season 3 wraps in June). Fellow Sassenachs, we’ll have another chance to experience more of our beloved series in person!
So yes, we have seven more months to wait… but it’s going to be totally worth it!
As always, stay tuned to We So Nerdy for all your Outlander news 🙂
About Outlander Season 3
The story picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam 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 one another, each 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. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?