Production has begun on “book three” of the Outlander TV show for Starz. The third season of 13 episodes is based upon Voyager, the third volume of Diana Gabaldon’s eight book Outlander series. The cast includes Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, and Tobias Menzies.
Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney, and Andy Harries executive produce. Outlander hails from Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television. Get the details from this Starz press release.
BOOK THREE OF ‘OUTLANDER’ CURRENTLY IN PRODUCTION IN SCOTLAND
Beverly Hills, Calif. – September 7, 2016 – Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced today that production has begun on book three of the Emmy-nominated hit original series “Outlander.” The third season will include 13 episodes 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 (CAITRIONA BALFE) travels through the stones 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 (SAM HEUGHAN) 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?
Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book series has sold more than 26 million copies worldwide and all eight books in the series have graced the New York Times best-sellers list.
Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Matthew B. Roberts, Toni Graphia, Anne Kenney, and Andy Harries serve as executive producers of “Outlander,” which is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.
Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original series.
For more information, go to the official Outlander Facebook Page and follow @Outlander_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander and #STARZ. Website: http://www.starz.com/originals/Outlander.
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What do you think? Have you watched the first two seasons of Outlander? Do you plan to catch the third season on Starz?