Every year of production, the cast and crew available on set have that big class photoshoot. This one includes the Big House all fans have been waiting for. It’s a house designed by Jon Gary Steel, one of his last big set designs for the series. Cast and crew were saying goodbyes, snaps behind scenes, smiles and exhausted tears this week.
We were also graced with more previews, including another wedding bell scene. What is that, one per season almost? Last season’s handfasting counts, right? For more details, check out Lynette Rice’s article here:
Season Five Wedding Bells and Updates
Another thoughtful Matt B Roberts snap
It is with great sadness that Outlander is losing its magnificent Set Designer, Jon Gary Steel. Five seasons, 7 years involvement with production have left its mark on the series with Jon’s innovative style, recapturing ages in the past from the 20th to the 18th century. His talents for finding that amazing pallet for the Paris Apartments, that were upcycled to be Jamie’s Printshop in Season 3, to building the new Big House for Season 5. He announced his departure at the Season 5 Wrap Party.
Many of us will miss his great sharing of current tidbits of production, in the “Guess what this will be” teases, sharing of moments past, and look for that super Easter Egg. His amazing insight and scouting for that just right motif or architectural wall are evident in all set design down to the smallest detail. Always a great champion of his design crew on-site and in LA.
This week Jon and Husband Barry Waldo returned to Los Angeles and were so happy to see the sun. We look forward to new set design and producing ventures of Mr. Steel.
You can keep up with Jon at his very busy Twitter site, @jongarysteel, and his website where he has great break downs of set design and Outlander links. We wish him all the best. He joins his great friend Terry Dresbach, and this last season saw @TheMattRoberts take the lead for show and writer’s room while continuing to produce. Ron D. Moore is still in his seat as showrunner. New producers Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe have just stepped up for co-producing in the new season.
Jon Gary Steel’s Website is a bit behind. Hopefully, now that he has more time, there will be more great insights.
From producer Barry Waldo’s Instagram
Outlander finished filming series 5 this week. On Saturday, October 16, 2019, a wrap party was held with cast, crew, and production in attendance. It’s done, now the long haul through post-production. February 16, 2019 is closer than you think.
Earlier this week the last of the scenes were being shot for season 5 of Outlander. During one food break, Cesar Domboy was caught filling his face. It was the last of the retakes and clean up filming at the end of the last block. Along with this, the official rest of the season’s casting was announced.
One of the speculations we earlier reported was confirmed. Young Paul J. Gormand had been cast a few weeks back, and now confirmed, that he is playing the Beardsley twins. The actor is a bit old for the age the twins are in the book, however the writers may have decided to bring the age up a few years for the story arch coming in book 6, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. Special effects can make it very believable, the twins have two different personalities. It’s not an easy task to play twins Josiah and Kezzie as a single actor while filming. Bronwyn James plays Fanny Beardsley.
Chris J Donald returns as Phillip Wylie with a longer and more in-depth, annoying story arch with Claire.
We were also given the names of the Brown family actors. For those who have not read the book, The Fiery Cross, this storyline looked to be one storyline they may drop or the writers could move to next season. However, the Browns do come into play in book 6 again so keeping to the book makes some sense. The actors playing the Browns are Ned Dennehy (Peaky Blinders, Good Omens) as Lionel, Chris Larkin as Richard, with Anna Burnett as Alicia, being wooed by Isiah Morton, Jon Tarcy.
The cast and camera crew have been celebrating the last block of filming. At the recent Sasnak City Event, César Domboy let slip that some of the cast were heading directly back to Scotland for reshoots on scenes. Cameraman Michael Carstensen, Stedicam and Camera Operator for Outlander for several seasons congratulated the crew and cast on season 5. We must support the camera and rest of the crew as they do put up with Scotlands weather conditions, production stress, and of course actors who forget their lines. It seems all involved are chomping at the bit to get into post production. That means 4 months of Droughtlander left. How are you spending your time?
Picture by Richard Rankin
Maybe seeing Sam Heughan at Wizard Con New Orleans in January. There have been promised special guests to show up in his fireside chat. Can you guess who? Graham McTavish loves Wizard World. You will need to buy a ticket to the con and the separate tickets for Sam.
Filming for the 10/22/19 week has been at The Hermitage, with Richard Rankin taking snaps. Duncan Lacroix has been causing mischief in a hotel he’s been spotted at. Hint, there’s a totem pole.
Filming block is scheduled to end November 17, 2019
Outlander Filming Locals Tracker
Outlander Season 5 Last Block of Filming
OZLANDER March 14-15th 2020
Melbourne Museum Theatre, Melbourne Australia
March 2020, Two Days, Melbourne
A new Outlander Convention has finally been formed in Australia and so far boasts Graham McTavish, Sophie Skelton, Rik Rankin, and Ed Speleers are being negotiated for contracts. The Tickets are on sale as of Friday Nov 1, 2019.
Bad News, it’s one of the most expensive Outlander Cons, the budget seating at the back is $600.00 AUS and if you want meet and greet it’s an additional $150.00 AUS.
Some fans are already swarming and standing in lines around this Years Scottish BAFTAs awards ceremony at the Doubletree Hilton in Glasgow this evening. Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are among attendees, along with Scott Kyle and some other Outlander Alums.
Outlander has not been nominated, but some other films and shows you may like have been. Keep the feeds viewed today and you may catch a glimpse of some of your faves walking the carpet.
Nominees for Scottish BAFTA 2019