To say that Outlander season 4 filming has seen a wide array of weather feels somewhat like an understatement. Remember earlier this year when the cast and crew had to deal with a massive snowstorm? Well, now they are dealing with another problem that is the sort of thing that would make anyone uncomfortable: Bugs. In particular, midges, which are turning out in high numbers and can be pretty terrible pests.
When we saw the tweet below from executive producer Matthew B. Roberts earlier today, we started to wonder if there was any particular reason why midges were causing so many problems. As it turns out, there is. According to a report over at the Express, there is an exceptionally high number of midges and other bugs popping in right now at Scotland — and they all seem to be coming out at around the same time. It is due in part to some unusual weather trends — thanks in part to cooler temperatures in the spring and a warm, wet climate recently, midges and more have been showing up at a rapid pace.
Unfortunately for Roberts and the entire cast and crew (judging from the tweet, Caitriona Balfe, John Bell, and Sam Heughan have been out in it as of late), there’s no real way to get away from the bugs — even repellent only goes so far! We imagine what makes matters worse is that they’ve been out on location as of late working to wrap up the fourth season. Given that some of the areas production needs are either heavily forested or largely untouched by modern amenities, the bug problem is probably so much worse!
Basically, just consider this another thing that the cast and crew put up with in order to produce the outstanding show that they do.
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