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The Making of Outlander: The Series 3 and 4 Releases on October 15, 2019

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If you were lucky enough to have a book signing with Tara Bennet and Diana Gabaldon at Poison Pen Press, you would have got advance copies of this last month. If you were even more lucky at NYCC 2019, there were copies of the book and a panel by the two authors. And some book signings and photo sessions.

The Making of Outlander Series first came out two years ago covering seasons 1 and 2. Tara Bennet is an author and co-authhor of several books on filming series and films: Showrunners: The Art of Running a TV Show, The Art of Ice Age, as well as editor at SFX Magazine, writer for Sci Fi Magazine, and a West Coast Correspondent for SyFy Channel, Wire. Her treatment of the first book in the series has left many of us starving for more. Hopefully this new edition will help us get through the next few months of Droughtlander. 

The heavy coffee table book is a break down of each episode, BTS pictures, interviews with actors, and delving into the behind the scenes art departments and camera crews. As if you cannot get enough of Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe splashed on all the entertainment and fashion magazines, having a large hard bound glossy book with all your favorite characters, including new villains is just the answer to help you get through the parched post productions season.

Available through all book outlets and hopefully your local stores Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Author’s Page

The Making of Outlander: The Series

Powell’s Books

Outlander New York Comic Con Season 5 Panel October 5, 2019 Video

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Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, and Maria Doyle Kennedy

Here at last is the clean version of the official Outlander Season 5 Panel at New York City Comic Con 2019 on October 5, 2019. Have patience, the camera person was not doing good tracking during the live feed, hopefully this copy will be better with the actor’s answers during a bit of the panel.

Watch as Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore, Executive Producer Maril Davis, Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser), Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta Cameron), David Berry (Lord John Grey), and Author Diana Gabaldon take the stage at New York Comic Con 2019.

Outlander Cast Interviews New York Comic Con 2019

SYFI Wire Interview with Tara Bennet, author of the Making of Outlander Series.

 

Here’s the full interview with Leanne Aguilera from ET Tonight at New Your City Comic Con 2019.

Panel just ended. When SyFy puts up on tape, I will find a link.

Outlander at NYCComic Con 2019

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This week thousands of comic fans and quite a few thousand Outlander fans are heading to NYCC 2019 to see the Outlander Panel with Diana Gabaldon, Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Duncan Lacroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy, and David Berry. Plenty of photo ops, and we know how much the cast loves New York! Careful, Duncan may just flatten the place. And for those of you who cannot attend, keep eyes peeled for all the photos that will be posting like mad over the weekend on Twitter and Instagram.

Maril Davis and Ron D. Moore will be on Outlander Panel and For All Mankind panel.

And it’s a panel at Madison Square Garden. Check the con website for details to make sure you can get into this panel. Heads up, if you did not pre buy these tickets, third party vendor is selling at higher costs. Make sure you use the links provided at the NYCC site. 

Outlander (5:30 p.m., The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden) Cast members Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy and David Berry, along with novelist Diana Gabaldon, will discuss the upcoming season of the Starz series. The latest installment of the time travel series finds the Fraser family fighting for their family and the home they’ve built for themselves on Fraser’s Ridge.

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Outlander Season 5 Premiere Date Announced February 2020

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Starz® just announced today that Season 5 of the Outlander series will premiere on February 16, 2020. The time travel series about a World War II combat nurse Claire, (Caitriona Balfe), her husband Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) continues its next season on Fraser’s Ridge in North Carolina. The Frasers will be dealing with new settlers on the ridge, Jamie seeking recruits for a mustering to hunt down the Regulators and namely his Godfather Murtagh Fitzgibbons Fraser (Duncan Lacroix). Brianna (Sophie Skelton) and Roger (Richard Rankin) will seek to get married and care for wee Jeremiah together, albeit with their history of contention, there will be some rough roads ahead. Not to mention the ghost of Stephen Bonnet. Will we see Young Ian (John Bell) come back from his time with the Mohawk? There will undoubtably be trouble with Governor Tryon, we know that Tim Downie has had quite a few BTS days on his Instagram feed of late. Marsali and Fergus may get that print shop together after all.

It doesn’t state in the synopsis whether they are taking material from The Fiery Cross, or taking elements of the storyline and possibly blending some of it in with the 6th installment, A Breath of Snow and Ashes. It has been stated by Executive Producer Ronald d. Moore that they may be taking half of a book and blending it with another. The books, if you have read them, are lengthly indeed and very detailed. Not everything translates well to screen. And since Dianna Gabaldon is finishing up another installment, which takes 4 to 5 years, it is quite possible that the series my overtake the book series, much lake Game of Thrones surpassed its authors writing and ended as a series this year. Could it be that Moore and Mathew B. Roberts see that the story line may play out or that Starz® may stop production after two more seasons?

Ah, and there is a big gathering at the beginning of the Fiery Cross, the fifth book in the Outlander series written by Diana Gabaldon with all kinds of drama and mischief.

Starz® released this synopsis for the upcoming season:

Season 5 of “Outlander” finds the Frasers fighting for their family and the home they have forged on Fraser’s Ridge. Jamie must find a way to defend all that he has created in America, and to protect those who look to him for leadership and protection – while hiding his personal relationship with Murtagh Fitzgibbons, the man whom Governor William Tryon has ordered him to hunt down and kill.

With her family together at last, Claire Fraser must use her modern medical knowledge and foresight to prevent them from being ripped apart once again. However, while focusing on protecting others, she risks losing sight of what it means to protect herself.

Meanwhile, Brianna Fraser and Roger MacKenzie have been reunited, but the spectre of Stephen Bonnet still haunts them. Roger strives to find his place – as well as Jamie’s respect – in this new and dangerous time. The Frasers must come together, navigating the many perils that they foresee – and those they can’t

Get Your Tickets to New York Comic Con!

Starz® will have an Outlander Presence at New York Comic Con for a second year with Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, author Diana Gabaldon, and producers Ronald D. Moore and Maril Davis.  For their first NYCCC appearance Duncan Lacroix, Maria Doyle Kennedy and David Berry will be attending. The official Outlander Panel will be at New York Comic Con 2019 will take place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 at 5:30 pm ET in The Hulu Theatre at Madison Square Garden.

Can you survive 5 more months, Sassenachs?

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Catch Diana Gabaldon at One of Outlander’s Filming Sites next week

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Outlander Literary Evening at Hopetoun House, With Diana Gabaldon

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If you are lucky enough to be traveling in Scotland, or live there of course, I hope you were able to secure tickets. This estate was featured in Outlander Season 1 , Duke of Sandringham’s rented estate while visiting Clan MacKenzie. It is where Claire and Jamie request a pardon for Jamie, and petition against Black Jack Randall. Jamie of course gets in trouble being a second for the Duke at a duel against The MacDonald.

I am very glad to see that the even was very reasonably priced an no booking fees. Bravo Publishing Scotland!

I was fortunate enough to catch Diana at The Armoury here in Portland two years ago. We had a wonderful time, however that pales to the time spent in a filing location, and one so grand as this. If you are one of the very lucky few to go to this event, please share with us your wonderful experiences.