Aside from Emmy-nominated sci-fi/romantic drama, Outlander, Starz is also home to some of the unique TV series that are making a mark and garnering a solid fan base, such as crime drama Power, pirate epic Black Sails and horror comedy Ash vs Evil Dead. Just like the previous seasons, Outlander Season 3 is based on the best-selling series of novels by Diana Gabaldon.
As posted by Screen Rant, Outlander is a TV adaptation created by Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica). It follows Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe), a nurse who lived in the 1940s but winds up in 15th century Scotland through ancient standing stone she fell into. She met Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and the two got married.
In season 2, Claire and Jamie attempted to prevent the Battle of Culloden from happening between the Scottish Highlanders and England’s forces but were unsuccessful. According to sources, the second season followed two timelines, one leading up to Culloden and the other one where Claire is pregnant with Jaime’s child 20 years after her time travel. Season 2 concluded with Jaime sending Claire home to avoid Culloden. Also, Claire learned in the 1960s that Jaime survived the battle of Culloden.
Outlander Season 3 will adapt Gabaldon’s third novel called Voyager.
Below are the photos from the Battle of Culloden obtained by EW:
“It felt like everyone was really desperate to get into this battle,” says Heughan. “This is a big part of our culture and our history.”
(Tobias Menzies as Black Jack Randall and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser)
“We are playing more of [the Battle of Culloden] out on camera,” says executive producer Ronald. D. Moore. “It just felt like we have been promising it for a while. We should give the audience some sense of what happened on that moor.”
“Tobias [Menzies] and I love doing the battle scenes,” says Heughan. “It felt very intense, very emotional for both characters. Something they both have been seeking.”
(Catriona Balfe as Claire Randall)
“For the first few episodes, we’re going to show the parallel journeys that Jamie and Claire took during their 20 years apart from one another,” Balfe told Entertainment Weekly.
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