Outlander is currently filming its 3rd season in Scotland. Reports suggest that it is already very different from Diana Gabaldon’s 3rd Outlander novel series, Voyager.
Reports are rife that the characters of Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin might have a different story in the upcoming season of the hit time-travelling drama show. The two actors, who play Brianna and Roger, respectively, were in Glasgow’s west end last Thursday. They were filming in a location that supposed to mirror Boston, according to Blasting News.
The outlet notes that the same location last seen in September was when a pregnant Claire (Caitriona Balfe) was to leave Jamie (Sam Heughan) and return to her present-day husband Frank. While this is all according to the book Voyager, Brianna and Roger were not to travel to Boston until season 4 of the show.
According to Rankin, via a teaser in the book The Making of Outlander by Tara Bennett. The relationship between Brianna and his character will not follow the exact events described in the Outlander book series. It’s not clear what showrunner Donald Moore has in mind for the characters. But, apparently, some changes are taking place in the upcoming season.
Although Brianna and Roger become major characters through the series, their contribution to Voyager is quite small but important. They will help Claire track Jamie still alive in the 18th century. This will result to her going through the stones of Craigh na Dun one more time to find him. The two lovers will remain in Scotland until the time traveler is gone.
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Following the timeline in the books, Brianna and Roger will appear again in Drums of Autumn. The 4th book in the Outlander series will be in the TV show’s season 4. The couple will share scenes in Boston and a romantic Christmas in Inverness. However, an unexpected event will happen that will change their future forever.
But the presence of the actors at the said filming location suggest that they will be together in Boston sooner than expected. It would be interesting to see what the upcoming season will lead in regard of Brianna and Roger.
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