‘Outlander’ Sets Late Season 3 Premiere With Move to South Africa
If ever Outlander fans had to endure drought, Season 3 might be it. Starz confirms that the next run of the breakout time-travel romance has been pushed to late summer, also bidding farewell to Scotland production in a new video teasing the next move.
Starz hasn’t yet set an official premiere date, though we at least know Season 3 will bow sometime in September. The thirteen-episode season draws from Diana Gabaldon’s third novel, Voyager, while production will move the final five episodes from Scotland to Cape Town, South Africa, as outlined in the video below:
Interestingly, sets from the now-ending Black Sails will be utilized for “pivotal sea voyage scenes.” So reads the Outlander Season 3 synopsis:
The story picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?
The announcement also promises that Season 3 will have a presence at Comic-Con 2017, so stay tuned for more Outlander news.