“In Scotland, the landscape has changed,” says Sam Heughan. He’s referring to April of 1746: The Jacobite Rising has been ground to a bloody battlefield, and things are about to get even more difficult for the Highlanders and their culture. It’s from that point that the new season of the historical-fiction phenomenon unfolds—against a very harsh period of Scottish history.
The show’s time-traveling lovers, Claire and Jamie, are separated across centuries at the start of the third season. When they’re finally reunited, they’re different people, in a very different era: Scotland after Culloden. As always with Outlander, it’s a time and place that’s been thoroughly researched, “because history is one of the best tools for a fiction writer,” says writer, director and executive producer Matthew B. Roberts.
Matt Roberts did an unannounced Q&A this afternoon. In typical Matt fashion, he teased, dodged and weaved when asked about seasons 3 and 4.
Q How is scouting locations for S4 going?
A Going well, thx. Just in the initial stages though.
Q Have you broken Drums of Autumn yet?
A The first half of the season.
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