Even with Outlander season 3 nearing its September 10 premiere, why not continue to look ahead? Season 4 begins filming this fall on Starz, and the casting process is already underway!
We revealed recently via executive producer Matthew B. Roberts early details about said casting. Now, there is even more to discuss! In a post on Facebook (see the bottom of the article), Scottish agency Real People Scotland provides some further insight on what producers want. The listing highlights an interest in “black African males and females,” anywhere between 18 and 60 years old, as extras for the upcoming season. There are further details and contact information in the post if you find yourself interested. Our advice if you go for a part: Make zero assumptions about getting screen time or anything else. Enjoy yourself and focus more on that than anything.
Beyond casting talk, why not discuss the mention of Outlander season 4 filming dates? The listing suggests that filming will begin in central Scotland in September, and then go until the spring of 2018 (likely subject to change). This timeline feels fairly similar to season 3, which started in fall 2016 and ended in June. Several factors play a role in how the schedule works, including specific filming locations, pre-production, and also actor schedules. We wonder if production may end earlier for season 4, provided it remains mostly in Scotland. The substantial move to South Africa, which included hiring new crew members and building new sets, played a part in season 3 filming lasting so long. Granted, even without the move production always takes a long time. (The Droughtlander is long either way!)
Technically, we should point out that this casting notice never mentions the show by name. However, Outlander is the only show that makes sense. Few other internationally-popular shows film in the area. Also, how many others carry with them a time-travel label? The timeline for filming fits based on the information out there. Cheers to Starz for giving the show such an early renewal, and allowing it to begin this casting process before season 3 even premieres. Obviously, they were aware of filming needs far in advance when they issued that renewal out. They want the show to succeed, and not force something out that feels rushed.
The tiniest Outlander season 4 tease
Scotland will double for America on the show if you haven’t heard that already. (It makes sense; no need to hire new crew members and there are geographic similarities.) Scotland itself remains important to the story, but the journey of Jamie and Claire moves onward in Voyager and will continue in Drums of Autumn, the fourth book in the Diana Gabaldon series.
Outlander season 4 may premiere as early as fall 2018. However, time will tell if that remains the case.
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Meanwhile, be sure to visit the link here to secure some additional insight when it comes to the series, including our recent pieces on viewership and the Brianna – Roger relationship. (Photo: Starz.)