Outlander stars Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan; executive producers Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia; and productions designer Jon Gary Steele were at Starz's Outlander FYC Event in Hollywood, California and discussed their favorite moments from Season 3.
“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.