Droughtlander may have ended a few weeks ago as Outlander’s third season hit Starz. But the stans’ thirst has not been quenched.
Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) have spent the first five episodes of the season apart, separated by all the expected complications of a long-distance, time-traveling relationship. Claire, who went back through the stones before the Battle of Culloden and the end of Season 2, has been killing it on the career front as a surgeon but struggling with the realities of married life with Frank (RIP!). Jamie, on the other hand, has tried to put his life back together after the major defeat and his subsequent imprisonment.
That’s set to change on Oct. 22 (8 p.m. ET/ PT). The network released the first glimpse of that anticipated reunion Monday with a new teaser photo and video of Episode 6, “A. Malcolm,” And it feels as good as we expected.
Will they be able to work through all that baggage of Claire’s time as a ’50s housewife and Jamie’s one-night-stand that (of course) resulted in a pregnancy and his new, interesting job choice? We’re betting these love birds will figure it out.
In this exclusive clip from episode four of season three, Jamie finds that the human residents at Helwater are a million times more troublesome than the equine ones. This is especially true of Geneva Dunsany, who calls Jamie a “useless Scotchman” as he’s getting her horse for her. Excuse you, Geneva! No one calls Jamie useless and gets away with it unless their name is Claire. Jamie also has an interaction with Geneva’s far more pleasant sister Isobel, who fully understands his desire to kick Geneva’s butt. Given the fact that Isobel also looks at Jamie like he’s a snack, this seems like kind of a touchy situation. Can he please just go to the print shop already?
Caitirona and Sam were both on The View this morning. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can watch it above. The interview was short but it included a new Outlander clip of Caitriona. I wish it were longer.
I will add screencaps of the interview soon in better quality.
I will be adding all the videos and photos of Sam from the season 3 New York premiere of Outlander in this post throughout the next couple days so that it’s all in one location. So be sure to check back for more photos! If you are interested in seeing Caitriona’s coverage from SDCC, visit Caitirona-Balfe.com.
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It’s time to go behind-the-scenes with Sam Heughan!
After two full seasons of intense on-screen fighting, the Outlander star is gearing up for the biggest battle of his career — and only ET is giving you an exclusive first look inside the one of Heughan’s “favorite places” on the Outlander set: The armoury.
“I’m going to give you a tour of some of the weaponry that we use — not only in seasons one and two, but also season three,” Heughan spilled to our cameras.
“The beginning of this season, we start with [The Battle of] Culloden, which we’ve been trying to stop, but fate has got us to this point. In this battle, traditionally, the Highlanders would have used this basket hilt,” the 37-year-old actor explained while showing off Jamie’s historically accurate broad sword.
“And also, of course, the dirk, which you see Jamie carrying this a lot. It’s also very sharp and these would’ve been the Highlander’s traditional weapons against the brown bess musket,” he continued. “The whole [British] army was a very modern army and [the Highlanders] had to go up against hundreds and thousands of men with these [guns] and it was really a one-way battle — and that’s not a spoiler at all.”
After three seasons of intense training, Heughan revealed that he’s become “very comfortable” with all of his Outlander weaponry. “I sleep with [my sword] under my pillow,” he joked. “But actually, Jamie uses a lot of different weapons this season, and at one point, I do get to use a bow and arrow.”
“We got a great bowmaster to come in and teach us how to use it and we even have a straw wicker man made for target practice,” he said.
So what does it take to become an archery master? “You point the pointy thing at the bad people,” Heughan quipped. “We got a great bowmaster to come in and teach us how to use it and we even have a straw wicker man made for target practice.”
With so many realistic and dangerous props on set, we were curious to know if Heughan has ever had any on-set mishaps.
“No, not really. Not with any of the weaponry,” he admitted. “I actually did back-fist [my Outlander co-star] Tobias Menzies recently which was kind of good fun, so I think that might make the blooper reel.”
Heughan dished, “We were having a fight and I did a spinning back-fist — one of my signature moves — and, actually yeah, I smacked him in the face. It was brilliant.”
Press play on the video above to get a personal tutorial from Heughan on how to shoot a bow and arrow and the best way to face off in a one-on-one sword fight!
Outlander’s third season debuts Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Starz — and be sure to keep it locked to ETonline right after the episode for exclusive behind-the-scenes details from the premiere.
Sam was on Live with Kelly and Ryan this morning. If you missed it, don’t worry, you can watch it above. The interview was short but cute. I wish it were longer and that the poetry segment were shorter, but eh. I’ll be adding more videos throughout the week as he and Caitriona do press for Outlander.
I will add screencaps of the interview soon in better quality.
Check out the new interview of Sam and Caitriona with Entertainment Weekly as they are on set of their cover issue. Screencaps and new Outlander stills added to the gallery. Enjoy!
Check out the new Outlander trailer entitled ‘The Reunion of the Centuries.’ I can’t wait for Droughtlander to be over.
The first thing everyone noticed was the pairs upon pairs of actual Scottish legs.
When the cast and crew of Outlander descended upon Cape Town Studios in South Africa earlier this year, the arid temperatures forced everyone out of their woolen hats and puffy coats and into the least amount of clothing possible. But no one was prepared to see such an overwhelming display of pasty dermis while filming the third season of the Starz drama.
“I was like, oh my God, you have legs,” recalls executive producer Maril Davis. “It was like a mini-vacation in some ways because the weather is so much different than what we’re used to in Scotland. I mean, I’ve never seen most of the Scottish crew’s legs before. I have never seen so much leg skin in my life.”
And yet that was probably the least astonishing thing about filming on the 495-acre studio lot about an hour outside of Cape Town. Previously used for movies including The Dark Tower and Mad Max: Fury Road, producers chose the location because of its impressive collection of two- and three-masted vessels that were used as pirate ships on Black Sails, Starz’ pirate drama that ended its run in April. When Outlander’s third season debuts Sept. 10, two of those ships have been transformed into the Artemis and the HMS Porpoise — a brigantine and a man-of-war that will play a major role in Jamie and Claire’s excellent adventure to the Caribbean. And EW was on set right when the ships were preparing to set sail (so to speak).
For the next issue of Entertainment Weekly, we went behind-the-scenes of the South Africa shoot to find out what the drama has in store for its 5-million plus fans this fall. And since no one image can best capture the unique experience, we’re publishing three covers! The first two below, featuring Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser) and Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) individually, will be available to subscribers and on newsstands on Friday. The third, showing the happy couple together, will be available exclusively at Barnes & Noble beginning on Tuesday, Aug. 29. Or you can buy the whole set here.
2017: Entertainment Weekly (Outlander Issue) – Photoshoot
2017: Entertainment Weekly (Outlander Issue) – Behind the Scenes
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