While we know that there’s plenty to discuss in terms of Outlander season 3, we also don’t want to skimp out on some Outlander season 4 location updates! The show is still preparing to start production in Scotland soon, and we don’t want that to be lost on anyone over the next few months in the midst of the Print Shop hype and the impending voyage of Jamie and Claire Fraser. (That will come in the second part of this current season.)
Here’s what CarterMatt has to share with you: A good percentage of the crew is currently over in Scotland right now preparing to get things ready for filming, whether that be in terms of assembling sets or getting some locations together. A new series of posts from executive producer (and brilliant photographer) Matthew B. Roberts on Instagram confirms that he is still doing some location scouting — and it confirms further that (minor book spoilers ahead) the production is doing a mighty-fine job already of securing some locations that could pass in some shape or form for North Carolina. It’s impressive that you can find locations in another country that can serve as a stand-in America, but this is why Outlander has some of the best in the business on their team! They realize that they need to work a little magic here and there to make things work and they do care a lot about accuracy. Luckily, production also knows that there are some geographic similarities here and there between Scotland and North Carolina, (including the forests) that they can take advantage of them. The true success will come in the details, like nailing the flora and fauna.
Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will begin filming Outlander season 4 next month — and one important role in Rollo the dog has already been cast. As for some others? We do know that the process is probably deep at this point, since they can’t just decide on a role and have them on set filming the next day. That being said, it can be a quick turnaround; just take a look at how quickly David Berry got to work after learning that he was going to be playing the older version of Lord John Grey on the show.
Once season 4 does start filming, we do know that some of the publicity / hype / appearances from the cast will start to taper off given that they’re human and can only do so much! Still, we are rather grateful that we’ve had a chance to see as much of them as we have, and kudos to Starz for getting the show so much exposure. Earlier this week we reported that episode 3×02 entitled “Surrender” produced the best live+same-day ratings for any regularly-scheduled episode ever, excluding premieres and finales. That was with the show airing against the Primetime Emmy Awards and NFL football.
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