Starz finally announced when the Outlander season 3 premiere date 2017 is. However, it means fans will have to wait a bit longer to see Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan).
According to Variety, production began last September 2016. It is expected to wrap in June 2017. Recent reports revealed non-stop production for the eagerly awaited season 3 of the cult TV show. Moreover, Heughnan’s departure for South Africa also indicated a change in the production’s timetable.
However, Starz president for programming Carmi Zlotnik said it was necessary to move the Outlander season 3 premiere date 2017. Hence, it returns after 14 months in September with 13 new episodes.
Reason for Outlander Season 3 Premiere Date 2017 Delay
While ‘Droughtlander’ will last just a little longer, we feel it is important to allow the production the time and number of episodes needed to tell the story of the Voyager book in its entirety. The scale of this book is immense, and we owe the fans the very best show. Returning in September will make that possible,” Zlotnik said.
However, fans who want to experience Outlander sooner can do so at the upcoming San Diego Comic Con 2017 in July. According to Mashable, Starz confirmed its attendance at the event. Hence, it is a chance for fans to get up close and personal with their beloved characters.
What to Expect from Outlander Season 3
Earlier spoilers hinted that first episodes of Outlander season 3 would feature separate storylines for Claire and Jaime. Apparently, it would be during their years of separation. Nonetheless, the memory of their lost love will continue to haunt them as they try to build separate lives.
At this point, Claire finds herself back in 1948. She is also pregnant with Jamie’s child. Nonetheless, Claire will make an effort to pull her life back together with her first husband Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies).
Yet her decision to focus on her career instead of love will lead to frustration and resentment. Thus, it will have an adverse effect on her marriage to Frank.
In the meantime, Jamie remains in the 18th century. He suffers from the consequences of his loss at the historic battle of Culloden. Yet more painful for him is the loss of Claire.
Through it all, Jamie and Claire are still hopeful of finding their way back to one another regardless of the continents and centuries between them. Yet when they find themselves, would they be the same people they were when they parted at the standing stones?
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) February 15, 2017
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