Category Archives: Outlander Production

Outlanders Viewers Favorites On Now!

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But wait, it’s the Yule log time of year and Outlander Starz has the newest animal addition to the Ridge and my favorite, Adso being mystified and warmed by the fire. Great young actor. Along with the 1-hour viewing on their YouTube channel, you have the soundtrack to Season 4 playing. Here it is if you can’t wait, or want to re-run later. Also here is the ambient video for reading by the hearth at Fraser’s Ridge. Keep Adso company. I personally can’t wait to see the little trouble maker, I know that after Murtagh and the Regulators, this wee cheetie of turmoil is my favorite of the upcoming season.

Also, next weekend there will be a new Season 5 preview. Read this article for details

‘Outlander’ to Debut Season 5 Clip During Starz’s ‘Page to Screen’ Weekend

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Spend a cozy #Outlander afternoon in. Don’t miss the Fan Favorites Marathon today starting at 12:15PM E/P, then stick around for the new Yule Log at 5PM E/P only on ⁦‪@STARZ‬⁩. pic.twitter.com/jXn68ypGs2

And for that ambient reading by the kitchen fire time:

 

Jon Gary Steel Leaves Outlander Team

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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. IMG_3846

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.

 

Season 5 is a Wrap

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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.

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Outlander Last-Minute for Casting Season 5

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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.

Screen Shot 2019-11-16 at 12.38.26 PMOne 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.

Outlander Season 5 Last Block of Filming

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Updates this week as the cast and crew are getting into the last stretch of filming for season 5. Matthew B. Roberts (@TheMattBRoberts), writer and producer on the show had shown a picture of his heavily marked up book for Season 6, A Breath of Snow and Ashes and a Guy Fawkes mask. What is the message we get here? Rumors have it parts of ABOSAA is being used in  Season 5. Guess you will just have to read it after you hurriedly  finish up The Fiery Cross.

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The S5 filming blocks are ending, which means the set up for the conclusion of the season is underway. Sam Heughan and Colin McFarlane (Ulysses) gave us a great BTS shot this week. Large amounts of extras and crew can be seen in the background. No shots of Maria Doyle Kennedy (Jocasta), although her Twitter said she was hopping around in the PNW (Seattle) in the US this week.

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Also seen on set again and acting, or behaving badly were the kittens playing Adso. Apparently a huge distraction with everyone on the set. Adso is a character we follow with great fondness, who becomes a fixture of the big house and Claire’s surgery room. But no more spoilers here. It looks like we are close to a wrap on this season’s filming. That means production will be at least 3 more months. As Matthew B. Roberts has said, he is already on the scripts and John Gary Steele is designing sets for S6. We’ll see who joins the writers room this coming season. The War of Regulation is fast approaching. And after that, the American revolution.

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Yes, those are Caitriona Balfe’s hands. Hope they got a lint roller.

Outlander Locales: Stirling

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Castle Stirling

Stirling has been a hotbed for filming these past few years. Filled with history, Robert the Bruce Country, and amazing forests and hillwalking opportunities and many woods and exterior opportunities make it a great place to film. Although crews work tirelessly at all hours and under weather conditions from snow and ice to heat and full on midge attacks, the beauty and hospitality of the area make it a fantastic shoot. Not to mention the fabulous Stirling Castle, with some of the best living history examples I have seen at an estate. Stirling and the surrounding area boast several locations for Outlander filming, including recent filming fo

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Doune Castle as Castle Leoch

r Season 5. Oh, and then there are a few films, like the recent Netfix film, Outlaw King, that have filmed in the surrounding areas.

Fall is one of the most spectacular times in Scotland. The tourist numbers go down a bit, and with recent climate changes there have been Indian Summer days a plenty. However it’s still a country of four seasons in a day, so pack accordingly. Stirling is a great place for hillwalking, and locations like Mine Woods, where some of Season 5 has been filmed, is just one such area to have a peaceful ramble.

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Doune Castle as Winterfell

 

And if you are a fan of great series and film, why not check out the surrounding areas for your favorites. And many other Outlander and other filming locations are within an hour of the city. The city is reachable by train and there are some public buses and touring companies that can get you to these sites.

 

  1. Doune Castle – You know it as Castle Leoch, has also been Winterfell in S1 of Game of Thrones, and Monty Python’s The French Castle.
  2. Dunblane Cathedral – Near Doune Castle. S4 Kirkyard burial.
  3. Drummond Castle Gardens – S2 Gardens at Versaille Outlander GREAT FALL COLORS!
  4. Abercairney Estates – Creiff S4, S5 Plantation River Run
  5. Bridge of Allan (Mine Woods) – Wolfs Hole Quarry S5 Regulators camp
  6. Cambusbarron – Stirling Outlying village and woods area.
  7. Touch House, Touch Estate, Stirling S2 Culloden House Outlander
  8. Pathfoot Building, University of Stirling S2 Roger and Bree meet Geillis Duncan 

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Stirling Films  and Map

12 Movies Filmed in Scotland by Hillwalk Tours

Outlander Locations Listing

Outlander Lallybroch Filming Rescheduled for September?

Cambusbarron, Stirling Area Night Shoot August 9, 2019

Outlander Season 5 Bridge of Allan Night Shoot May 6, 2019

Cambusbarron, Stirling Area Night Shoot August 9, 2019

images-5.jpgRumor has it tonight the “Night Shoot” Duncan Lacroix mentioned this week is occurring in Cambusbarron area, near Stirling. The somewhat secret location of where Fraser’s Ridge is staged. These are the same woods areas used for earlier season night shoots with The Regulators. People are waiting for friends who may have been filming BTS. Stay tuned. Hope those of you traveling were lucky enough to get to the Stirling area. Murrays Wood, Mine Woods and Murrayshall Quarry, near Stirling.IMG_3135

Interested in the save Gillies Hill Campaign? The quarry is under threat again and may mean Outlander filming will be impacted in the area.

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The Hunt for Fraser’s Ridge

IMG_2876Looks like some Outlander Hunters have spotted some well guarded buildings near Doune Castle. Must be filming. If you are traveling near Stirling, Scotland, you should make a visit to Doune Castle by all means, as it has been used for filming not only Season 1 of Outlander, but Monty Python’s Holy Grail, and some bits for GOT. Close by is David Stirling Memorial, and past that a bit in the wooded area you may find that an area is blocked off and guarded. There are buildings there. They look suspiciously like Fraser’s Ridge to us all right. From Stewart on Twitter. It is still rumored that Cumbernauld Glen is  continuing to be used for parts of Fraser’s Ridge.

If you are a keen Outlander filming local hunter this spring and summer, send us you snaps and info. We’d love to share the fun.

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Outlander Season 4 Collector’s Edition

90fa0b66-667b-4ea0-81ba-57710f394964._CR0,0,300,300_PT0_SX300__Official release date is May 28, 2019. But some of the features have already leaked out on the internet. I highly recommend the Collector’s Edition. The packaging has been great for previous seasons, and this season they are adding even more features.

To get the deluxe  collector’s edition or not, is the question. I will tell you that I did not for Season 2 and regretted it as the packaging for the Blue-ray makes you jumble and shuffle the discs in storage. The price has officially dropped in Season 4 Collector’s Edition, averaging $44.98 US from the original $68.99. UK £20.00 to £30.00 . UK Amazon not offering the collectors edition at this time. As promised this boxed set includes some features including:

  1. 28 page book featuring exclusive photography (this means it’s probably already leaked on the internet so keep a look out for more BTS and exclusive photos in the next two months for your Pinterest collecting and your own blogging obsessions.
  2. Exclusive sneak peaks from Diana Gabaldon’s New Book, Go Tell the Bees That I am Gone, book 9
  3. Season 4 soundtrack. I will still wait for this to be released by Bear McCreary on vinyl, but nice to have. The music this season can be read in detail in his website posting. However out of all the seasons, it’s the one that didn’t grab me much.
  4. Outlander Untold 4 Bonus Scenes that are already leaking on YouTube. It may be worth it for these left out stories that help cement characters relationships
  5.  4 Featurettes on making of the season and and Season 4 relationships
  6. Deleted and extended scenes, starting to leak out already but good to have your own clean copy.
  7. Gag reel

In the UK, it is  being packaged as an “Untold Edition” at Amazon, running at about £27.00 for the Blu-ray.

‘Outlander Untold’

In ‘Outlander Untold’ found on the ‘Outlander’ Season 4 Blu-ray and DVD, dive deeper into the season with four all-new bonus scenes featuring fan-favorite characters. These extended stories dive into Lord John Grey’s life as a single father to William, Murtagh and Marsali navigating a confrontation with deceitful landlords, Young Ian meeting Rollo for the first time, and Aunt Jocasta teaching Phaedre & Lizzie a lesson about working together.

Available on www.Amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com,  www.amazon.co.uk