Outlander Season 3 Air Date, Spoilers, News and Update: Air date is reset to April 2017; Starz release official plot synopsis

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The long wait for the third season of historical time-travel drama Outlander is far from being over. With recent reports that the release date of the popular series’ return has been pushed to April 2017 due to different shooting locations, avid fans are likely to extend their patience until an official air date is announced.

International Business Times reports that Outlander‘s lead actor Sam Heughan who plays Jamie Fraser, said that the production is prolonged since the project is required to shoot in different locations. Demanding extensive timeline is expected to finish the project thus prompting the production team to announce an extension.

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“We’ve just got two seasons commissioned for Outlander,” Heughan said. “We’re doing 11 months. We finish end of May. And we’ll be finishing in South Africa, which is pretty awesome. And then Season 4 will start not long after that.”

Meanwhile, Starz Media Room recently released an official synopsis of Outlander season 3 to quelch the thirst of fans desperate for news and details of the upcoming season. In the synopsis, the third installment of Outlander will be based upon the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series, entitled “Voyager”.

“Book three of Outlander picks up right after Claire (Catriona Balfe) travels back to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden re-appearance 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.”

According to Inquisitr, a Jamie-Claire reunion is definitely going to happen in the upcoming season although there is no detailed information on what episode the said reunion will take place. Sam Heughan recently revealed some hints regarding the star-crossed lovers saying in an interview that he is most excited for the scene where Jaime and Claire meet each other again after being separated for a long time, 20 years to be exact.

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Aside from Jaime and Claire’s reunion in Outlander Season 3, both characters will also age in the show. The aging of the characters is not merely of the number of years but also about the experiences they both have been through. This is most especially for Jaime, who has gone through a lot. It is a possibility that the reunion of the two characters separated by time will take place now that they are both older.

Outlander Season 3 will be of these characters meeting up after a long time of living their lives separately. The events that will happen is to be revealed once Season 3 returns in April 2017.

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