For fans who are already suffering from some separation anxiety ahead of the season 2 finale of “Outlander” airing tonight, producer Matt Roberts promises a shorter wait for the next chapter.
“Just from inside information, yes, we knew we were going to do season three for sure. We haven’t stopped working, and we just went straight over from season two to season three,” he spilled to The Hollywood Reporter regarding the transition in production. “We carried the writers room over and a few people in Scotland continued to prep for next season. Outlander is a beast of a show to produce, so if we took a normal break, a regular hiatus like a normal show, we would already be behind.”
It can be remembered that the dead air between season 1 in 2014 and season 2 just this year has almost been two years, which has kept fans of the show at the edge of their seats. The lack of any official update with regard to the follow-up installment made it more unbearable for its newly built fan group.
“Now the fans can have it sooner than what they think. The Droughtlander won’t be as long as they expect,” Roberts happily finished. Despite this, he did not disclose the exact small screen premiere for the next iteration of “Outlander.”
Moving to season 3, the latest reports suggest that the forthcoming chapter will be paralleled to the Diana Gabaldon novels which the period drama is based on. The third book from the series titled “Voyager” will supposedly take on the post-war era with Jamie (Sam Heughan) surviving the war which will come as a welcome surprise for Claire (Caitriona Balfe).
On top of the immediate future in sight, “Outlander” is also a sure ball for a fourth year run due to the multi-season renewal from Starz.
The “Outlander” season 2 finale titled “Dragonfly in Amber” airs tonight at 10 p.m. ET.