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.
Q Will the writers be the same for Season 4?
A We have added three new talented writers for S4.
Q What are you working on right now? Specifics 😉
A Outlander S4.
Q On a scale from 1 to 10 how good is the print shop?
A 1,000,000, but I’m biased.
Q Last place you visited just for fun?
A The airport.
Q Are you attending the Saturn awards on Wednesday?
A I am not.
Q When will filming DoA begin?
Q Except Rollo, did you cast someone else for season 4 (Jocasta…)?
A Too early for that yet.
Q For season 4 the shooting location will be in Scotland again?
Q Have you had any free days at all?
A Not yet.
Q When will you be available for a writers panel in LA?
A I have not been asked to be on a panel.
Q How many episodes do you think S4 will have?
Q Will you be at San Diego ComicCon?
A No, I will not be at SDCC – working.
Q Is someone from the cast attending?
A Of course. Sorry, I thought you meant SDCC. That would be a no to the Saturn awards. There will be plenty of folks (at SDCC).
Q Hardest scene to bring to life in S3?
A The ships were tough to film on. You’ll see why.
Q Any female directors for S3 or 4?
Q Can you describe Season 3 with 3 words?
A No I can’t.
Q How excited are you for Season 3? Any small hints?
A Very excited – a season isn’t finished until it’s viewed by an audience. If it matters, I’m extremely proud of S3.
A (Diana Gabaldon) As well you should be! Y’all did a wonderful job with it!
Q Will we be getting BTS photos from you once S3 starts?
A Yes, I’ve been holding back many BTS photos which I’ll share as the eps air.
Q Did you take photography classes or are you just naturally gifted?
A I have made hundreds of thousands of photos – aka practice – the more one practices something the better one gets.
Q Start any writing for S4 yet?
A Yes we are well into it.
Q Do you ever get a vacation from this non-stop merry-go-round?
A Since the S3 and S4 overlap a vacation will have to wait.
Q Will the Outlander cast be doing any promo visits for season 3 in Australia?
A All PR events go through Starz. I don’t keep up with that – kinda busy with other things (writing, post prod, sleeping)
Q Missing your Picture of the Day. Will we see it again soon?
A Probably no more POTDs since my duties have changed. But I’ll post as many as I able to in S4.
Q Why would you do this to yourself? You are nuts! Oh, I forgot the question. Not falling for it this time.
A I’ll give you a minute if you need more time to come up with one.
Q What’s the hardest part of your job? What do you enjoy the most?
A The travel is both the hardest and the part I enjoy the most.
Q If you could (and had the time), where in the world would you choose to go to take photographs?
A Too many to list.
Q Have you written any scripts for S4?
Q Any clue when Starz will be announcing S3 premiere date?
A No clue.
Q Which episode of S3 will we need the most tissues?
A Hard to say since I don’t know what makes everyone cry. I’d say that there are a few eps that will require tissues, maybe whisky or two.
*Check local listings for show times. Starz apps making episodes available at 12am ET.