Outlander wrapped its filming of Season Three today. Starz released this super cute picture of Sam and Cait on set looking like Jamie and Claire being adorable. Did casting do a fantastic job or what?!
It is looking more and more like a September air date is possible. Let's hope.
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.
Apparently, Sam has been spotted filming some scenes that have to do with the battle of Culloden because he's a bloody mess in this picture and in some other. Plus he looks like the Jamie we know, instead of a slightly aged Jamie.
Apparently some students at the University of Glasgow got a pleasant surprised when they noticed Tobias, Cait and a lurking Sam filming on campus.
Ron Moore talks about how Season Three is coming so far.
Outlander showrunner Ron Moore has been dropping hints on Twitter and in interviews about what is happening with Season Three which will be adapted from the book Voyager. Some of these you might know and some you might not. Spoilers will be well marked.
Sam and Cait play "Who Knows Who Better" and I think the answer is Cait though who knows with these two as they just tend to dissolve into giggles.
Don't you just love his Charleston?
And in other news, Starz has released some more photos of Season 2 characters. Check them out below.
Today on Twitter both Cait and Sam announced that filming for Season 2 is done. Cait, Sam and executive producer Ron Moore also expressed their gratitude for the hard work of the cast and crew.
And I bet some are wondering why the show isn't airing sooner than April 9. The answer is editing. There is a lot that goes into making a show and now that filming has wrapped they must decide what is going into the episode and what they will cut out. The work is never done.
Along side that Outlander released the above picture of the Duke of Sandringham played by Simon Callow. Now don't we wonder what the Duke is up to now?
Thanks to various tidbits here and there, it looks like we finally have a complete list of who is writing each episode for Season 2.
2x01 - Ron
2x02 - Ron
2x03 - Anne
2x04 - Toni
2x05 - Ira (not confirmed)
2x06 - Matt
2x07 - Toni
2x08 - Anne
2x09 - Matt
2x10 - Ira
2x11 - Diana
2x12 - Anne/Ira
2x13 - Matt/Toni
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