Starz has announced that Outlander will return for its third season on September 10, 2017.
— Outlander (@Outlander_STARZ) July 11, 2017
The new season will contain 13 episodes, and will adapt the events of Voyager, the third novel in the eight-part Diana Gabaldon saga on which the show is based. Voyager takes place in the immediate aftermath of Dragonfly in Amber, with Claire, played by Caitriona Balfe, struggling with returning from the 1700’s to 1948. She is reunited with her husband Frank (Tobias Menzes) though she is pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child. She is no longer the outlander referred to in the title, but she no longer seems a part of the time in which she was born.
While Frank is dealing with the emotional upheaval of his wife’s return, Jamie remains in the 18th Century, coping with her loss. It doesn’t help that he’s also recently lost the Battle of Culloden. He and Claire must continue their lives without each other, living on in radically different time periods, haunted by memories of their love. Can they find their way back to each other? And if they can, will they feel the same as they did when they separated?
Outlander is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company, as well as Left Bank Pictures, an associate of Sony Pictures Television. In addition to showrunner Ronald D. Moore, Matthew B. Roberts, Maril Davis, Anne Kenney, Andy Harries, and Toni Graphia serve as its executive producers. Gabaldon herself serves as a paid writing consultant, and wrote the script for the episode “Vengeance is Mine” in season two. Outlander also features Bear McCreary as its composer. McCreary is also responsible for the incredibly distinct music of Battlestar Galactica, The Walking Dead, and 10 Cloverfield Lane.
Are you excited to see that Outlander is returning?