Monthly Archives: June 2018

Outlander: Last Block of Filming


Twitter reports by stars Sophie Skelton and Sam Heughan talking about the last week(s) of filming. Is it officially almost a wrap? Various back stage people such as Matt Roberts and others  are giving off the, “It’s just about done” vibe. The heat in Scotland and the midges have been playing havoc with the crews, and another new Filming location, Loch Faskally was revealed. It looks like about 10 days left of filming.

Sam is keen on art being sent in, so if you have some for the last few days, post it to Sam or Outlander’s official Twitter.

Season 5 filming will not begin until February 2019. This puts us back to getting season 5 possibly in 2020. It averages 10-11 months for this production to get a season done, and unless they will start going to multiple film crews like some series do, it may take quite a while to get through to more current books. Can fans endure that many more Droughtlander periods?

Last Days of Filming Matt Carter

Season Finale Table Reads This Week

As reported by several actors on the series, the week of June 11, 2018 sees the season finale table reads in progress. The production is wrapping up filming for season 4 and production build up for season 5 is underway.

After a short break, several actors, Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Richard Rankin, and Sophie Skelton to name just a few, are hitting the Comic Con trails in the US. They will not be at San Diego Comic Con as in the past, but are opting for New York Comic Con this year, right  ahead of season 4 release on Starz and Amazon Prime. There will likely be a screening in the area for fans on episode 401, so keep an eye out on the Twitter feeds. Season 4 will include 13 episodes, the titles have not been dropped yet as of this posting.

Outlander at New York City Comic Con



“Outlander” Stars Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan,
Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin to Attend
New York Comic Con on Saturday, October 6th

Santa Monica, Calif. – June 12, 2018 – Starz, in association with Sony Pictures Television, announced today that the Golden Globe® nominated STARZ Original Series “Outlander” will make its first-ever series appearance at New York Comic Con (NYCC) 2018 in New York City on Saturday, October 6th. Season four cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin are confirmed to attend. For information on New York Comic Con tickets please visit

“Outlander” is currently shooting the fourth season on location in Scotland which will include 13 episodes based upon Drums of Autumn, the fourth of the eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander series. The upcoming season continues the romantic adventures of Claire (Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Heughan) in America and will premiere this November 2018 on STARZ. Additionally, Starz has already renewed “Outlander” for two more seasons, taking the series through its sixth season.

The “Outlander” television series, executive produced by Ronald D. Moore, Maril Davis, Toni Graphia, Matthew B. Roberts and Andy Harries, is inspired by Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book Outlander series that has sold an estimated 30 million copies worldwide with all the books having graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The Outlander series has itself become a worldwide success with audiences, spanning the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale.

“Outlander” is produced by Tall Ship Productions, Story Mining & Supply Company and Left Bank Pictures in association with Sony Pictures Television.

Starz retains all domestic multiplatform pay TV rights to the original series.

“Outlander” Online
For more information, go to the official Outlander Facebook Page and follow @Outlander_Starz on Twitter and Instagram. Join the conversation with #Outlander and #STARZ.

Last Blocks of Season Four Outlander Cast


As always, Spoilers Alerts. If you have not read the book series, I will keep it to a minimum.


This week we got the welcomed announcement that the final blocks of season 4 have had new casting announcements. Some familiar faces and up and coming actors are in the mix.

Scottish actor Billy Boyd (Lord of the Rings) will be taking on the role of Gerald Forbes, a lawyer for Jocasta Cameron, Jamie’s aunt. Maria Doyle Kennedy (Orphan Black, Downton Abbey) has taken on the role of the strong, Scottish woman who is the last remaining MacKenzie sibling, her brothers being Colum and Dougal. Her sister, Helen, was Jamie’s mother. The Doylerole will be a complicated one and Maria will master it, and no doubt be a force for Claire to recon with. Forbes will be asked to change Jocasta’s will to reflect a new heir.

DownieTim Downie (The King’s Speech, Upstart Crow), is set to play Governor William Tryon, a historical character involved in the War of Regulation prior to the American Revolution. He is the acting Governor of the North Carolina colony, a military man.



Caitlyn O’Ryan will play Lizzie Wymess, who becomes Brianna Randall’s traveling companion. Her father is forced to sell himself into indenturement.

Simona Brown will join the cast as Gayle, Brianna Randal’s college roommate.

And the pivotal role of Phaedre, Jocasta’s body slave will be played by Natalie Simpson (Ennui, Royal Shakespeare Company). As body slave, she knows intimately Jocasta’s secrets, and book readers will know there are many. She and Ulysses, played by Colin McFarlane(Commuter) are the backbone of the River Run household. Ulysses is the slave that was purchased to have a care for Jocasta by her husband.Simpson

Season four is based on the book Drums of Autumn, by Diana Gabaldon. The book centers on Jamie and Claire Frasers arrival and settlement in the American colonies. If you haven’t started reading your summer books, start with this one. We await the season and are walking in the sands of Droughtlander again, sigh.

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