the end of Droughtlander is near with Foxtel confirming the third season of the much-loved drama airing express from the US from September.
The third season of 13 episodes is based upon Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series, developed for television by executive producer Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,Star Trek: The Next Generation.
The new season 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?
Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book Outlander series has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and all the books have graced theNew York Times best-sellers list. The Outlander series spans the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale. The second season of Outlander won the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Bingeworthy Show, and four People’s Choice Awards, including Favourite TV Show.
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.
The marathon third season production filmed across ten months in its home base in Scotland, followed by Cape Town, South Africa, to shoot pivotal sea voyage scenes.
Resuming their roles from season two are Sophie Skelton as Brianna Randall and Richard Rankin as Roger Wakefield, while new cast members to be introduced include David Berry as John William Grey, César Domboy as Fergus, Lauren Lyle as Marsali MacKimmie, and John Bell as Young Ian Murray.
Berry’s character Lord John is a steadfast and honourable British subject, torn between a finely-honed sense of familial duty and a strong moral compass of right and wrong. He is boyishly handsome with an upper class rearing — the consummate gentleman. However, a scandal from his past has relegated Lord John to an undesirable position as governor of a desolate prison in Northern Scotland and an unrequited love makes him a prisoner of his own passion.
Outlander will air express from the US from September 11 on showcase, Mondays at 7.30pm AEST