Currently in its third season, the Starz drama series Outlander has seen 20 years pass, as Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) have attempted to make a life apart from one another work, separated by the centuries while each are haunted by the memory of their lost love. At the same time, it’s a fun balance to watch the budding relationship between their daughter, Brianna (Sophie Skelton), and Roger Wakefield (Richard Rankin).
Check out this Remote Controlled podcast with Variety's executive editor of television Debra Brirnbaum and TV critic Sonia Saraiya who talk with Outlander stars Tobias Menzies and Caitriona Balfe.
This podcast was recorded before the premiere and is something of a sneak peek but worth the time even if you've watched the premiere.
“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.
Last fall I was fortunate enough to visit the set of Outlander in Scotland with a handful of other journalists. In addition to touring the production studio, we also got to tour the countryside and see the castles and other stunning locales that make up the show’s unique and unforgettable backgrounds. Another perk was that we got to interview the cast, both on camera (as you’ll see in the video below — it’s the same one as in the Sam Heughan interview, but just in case you missed it) as well as a chance to dive deeper into what we can expect from their characters in Season 3.
When the cast and crew of Outlander descended upon Cape Town Studios in South Africa earlier this year, the arid temperatures forced everyone out of their woolen hats and puffy coats and into the least amount of clothing possible. But no one was prepared to see such an overwhelming display of pasty dermis while filming the third season of the Starz drama.
Get to know S3's Fergus, Cesar Domboy, in this fun game of "Would you rather."
Check out these sneak peek photos of the Randalls and is that Joe Abernathy? Plus Jamie and Lord John and a behind the scenes image of the latest trailer. See below for the David Berry (Lord John Grey) interview.
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.
*Check local listings for show times. Starz apps making episodes available at 12am ET.