For the last 8 months or so I've been tinkering with the idea of a "Inside Outlander" section which would house things about the show and books. I've accomplished this section if you are interested. You can find Apothecary information, the Books, Character Index, Dictionary, Downloads, and the Poem (Da Mi Basia Mille). The Apothecary Cabinet, Character Index and Dictionary are all information you can sort by different aspects of the collected information.
For example in the Character Index you can sort the table of information by Character Name, Alias, Clan and Actor Name. So fields are left blank because they don't apply or the information is still unknown but these tables will be updated as more information becomes available.
I've also updated the Connect section which now includes the Character Quiz, Fun & Games, our Poll area and our Writer's Battle along with cast charity picks, events, links and social media feeds.
I'm also working on a Bio section which is an extended version of the Cast section. In it you will be able to see get quick information about what characters have experienced in previous season, along with a short bio on the actor. I'm hoping to include their gallery photos in these bios but this is still something I'm working on.
Thank you for your patience. I hope you enjoy the new areas of Outlander Watch.
Outlander Watch will be undergoing some changes this week so some pages may disappear for a little while. I'll get everything up and running again asap.
Some of you might know that Sam is a big fan of Stranger Things. He got to meet Eleven (Millie Bobby Brown) at Emerald City Con in NY. #fanboy
And if you haven't watched Stranger Things don't just take Sam's word for it... it's a really great show. Go watching it while we wait for Outlander.
Four new writers have joined the team for “Outlander” season 3. All the new members of the team are experienced writers, and they also have producing experience. Co-Executive Producer Matthew B. Roberts confirmed that the members in the writing room have read the books by Diana Gabaldon.
Roberts confirmed that Joy Blake, Karen Campbell, Shannon Goss and Luke Schelhaas have joined as writers this time around. Roberts is also a part of the group, along with Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney and Robert D. Moore.
Schelhaas has worked on popular TV series like “The Good Wife” and “Smallville.” With well over a decade of experience in writing, producing and a few acting gigs, Schelhaas may prove to be a valuable addition to the Starz team. Goss has worked on shows like “Revenge” and “Harry’s Law” and may prove to be equally useful. Blake is also a talented writer/producer who has worked on projects like “Ghost Whisperer,” “Matador” and “Outcast.”
Roberts confirmed that the new writers have “read the book.” It is not clear if he meant just “Voyager,” which is the third book in the series by Diana Gabaldon, on which “Outlander” season 3 is based. The books in the series are considerably large, making it a challenge for the writers to adapt for a TV series, especially when passions run high among the fan base.
While the team has grown substantially this year, it doesn’t mean the other writers will be taking a back seat. Roberts is writing 2 episodes this time around, and he will also be co-writing the finale with Graphia.
So, what does the new addition in the writing room mean for the fans? For the book lovers this could translate to the writers paying particular attention to the scenes that are of particular importance to the fan base. The show has got some criticism from one section of the viewers about the overemphasis on the sets and costume, while ignoring key elements of the story, and in fact making unnecessary changes from the books.
The TV series may not be able to escape some criticism this year as well, because the show will begin with the separate storylines of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe). So, the fans who are keenly waiting to see the romance between the young Scotsman and the Sassenach will have to wait a little while. “Outlander” season 3 is set to premiere in September.
Outlander fans eager for a reunion of soulmates Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) will get their wish—but they may have to wait awhile.
Claire’s story in Season 3 of the Starz drama (premiering later this year) begins in 1950s Boston when the time-traveling nurse resumes her married life with Frank (Tobias Menzies, below left, with Balfe) while mourning her 18th-century Highlander husband. “At this point in Claire’s life, Jamie’s dead. She’s trying to build a life after him, but once you’ve experienced a love so all-consuming, nothing can live up to it,” Balfe says. “Claire decides to focus on her career and tries to slot Frank in. That leads to disappointment and resentment. It’s a broken marriage.”
A bright spot is baby Brianna, whom Frank has agreed to raise as his own, even though Jamie is the child’s father. “Claire and Frank are coparenting,” Balfe says. “So it’s not miserable 24/7.”
Tobias Menzies, it seems, knows how to pick a project. Over the last few years, the RADA-trained British actor has appeared in a string of mammouth television hits, playing Catyln Stark's hapless brother Edmure Tully in Game of Thrones, an evil MI6 suit in The Night Manager, a tactless OBY-GYN doctor in Catastrophe, and two distinct characters—a ruthless, 18th-century army captain nicknamed "Black Jack" and his rather more docile 20th-century descendent, Frank—in Starz's fantasy series Outlander, for which he received a Golden Globe nomination. Then there are his film roles in both festival-friendly indies (such as Una, which premiered at TIFF last September) and blockbusters, like the recently-released Underworld: Blood Wars, in which he plays stringy-haired Lycan villain Marius.
"Underworld is, obviously, a huge genre piece with a very particular kind of aesthetic," Menzies explains over the phone from London. "In a way, [it requires] a very type of performance to make that material work," he continues. "They can be complicated things to rattle with, because there's obviously so much story to link in with prior films, and the pressure of the genre and the audience."
Next up, Menzies will star in the series The Terror about a Royal Naval expedition to the Arctic alongside Ciarán Hinds and Jared Harris. "We did five weeks before Christmas and I'm about to go back," he tells us. "It's an amazing story. I'm really, really excited for what we're making."
In case you missed it, Outlander has received two new cast members in the forms of Gary Young and Charlie Hiett.
Young, a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute in London and Toi Whakaari New Zealand Drama School, most recently appeared in the Netflix feature Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon: Sword of Destiny and the Australian miniseries Secret City.
Mr. Willoughby is a man of Chinese decent with a deep knowledge of Eastern medicine. He is a talented poet in exile, with an even deeper love of women. Willoughby, a confidante of Jamie Fraser, speaks English well, but hides it when it suits him.
Hiett trained at Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama has credits including the role of William Kent in The Suspicions of Mr Whincher on ITV, as well as Judge John Deed and M.I. High.
Leonard is the inexperienced, by-the-book de facto captain of the Artemis. Promoted quickly due to the untimely deaths of his commanding officers, Leonard takes his job very seriously, though it weighs heavily on his young shoulders. A third lieutenant, he never thought he would be the captain of a man-of-war ship. Above all, he wants to do what is right by the British Navy — whether or not it is right by his own personal morals.
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