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Outlander Reshoots and Final Block Season 5

download-2The 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?

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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

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Outlander Season 5 Last Block of Filming

Graham McTavish Update: TGOS, Clanlands

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As you may have read by now, This Guest of Summer film to be directed by Graham McTavish and with a few Outlander and Hobbit Alums in for good measure, has been delayed a few more months. Rumor has it the scouting for locations and their availability have been part of the hold up, plus moving the production from the original New Zealand site to possibly Scotland/UK filming due to funding and camera crew availability.

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That also bumped into Graham’s project with Sam Heughan, Clanlands. The original podcast concept has now blossomed into a filmed series, with three camera persons. The month of September saw the two friends caravaning all over Scotland, from clan to clan, to distilleries, and huffing it on a bicycle built for two. Not to mention hillwalking andThe rich landscape of the high and low lands of Scotland will be featured. The series has not found a network to debut on but they plan to have it air sometime in 2020.

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The series follows The Jacobite Trail, something you can do when touring Scotland. It features all the Highland troupes movements and locations of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the lead up to the Battle of Culloden. I traveled just one quarter of this trail and it does take time to get in all of the locations. Planning a trip to Scotland? You can learn more about it here Travel the Jacobite Trail

Outlander Panel at NYCC 2019 Season 5 Musings

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The cast of Outlander Season 5 was asked a battery of questions for an hour on the Hulu Stage at Madison Square Garden on October 5, 2019. Many were from fans and a few from presenter @GingerZee. It was live broadcast on SyFy Wire at 5:30pm EST.

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Cast members Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe, Duncan Lacroix, David Berry, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Maril Davis (Producer), Ron D. Moore (Showrunner/Producer), and author Diana Gabaldon arrived at the panel. Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin were absent this year and filming in Scotland for the show, however there was a question and answer video from them and a new Season 5 teaser.

What we know from the new Season 5 trailer and the three panels at Comic Con?

Claire wants Brianna, Roger, and Jemmy to go back. It is too dangerous in the 18th century, and she blames herself. They are there because of her choice to go back. There is the growing conflict with The Regulators, which is a small prelude of things to come with the larger scaled American Revolution. Roger wants to go back, and Brianna clearly states that their family is there. What she really fears is that Jem can’t go through the stones, and the safety of her parents.

In the spirit of letting the audience in on as much as they could, with the watchful and warning Maril Davis, Maria Doyle Kennedy admitted that Jocasta (er) would have “relationships”. Those of you who have read the books know where this may be going. Duncan Lacroix stated that the role of Murtagh has been ramping up each season, and in Season 5 he is doing some of his most challenging work.  Sam and Caitriona talked about the dangers of the New World, the upcoming battles, and family concerns.

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Busy Outlander Cast Party Hard off Screen

Screen Shot 2019-08-21 at 12.35.09 PMWhile taking a break in filming in the last two weeks, some of the stars have been seeing to personal business and just plain shenanigans.

Last week, Catriona Balfe tied the  knot with fiancé Anthony “Tony” McGill, a music producer, on August 10, 2019. A quiet church wedding in Bruton, Somerset UK. Hopefully this puts to rest a lot of the ugly “shipping” that has been going on in the Outlander feeds about Cait and Sam. The honeymoon is on hold, as Balfe got right back at it with shooting on Monday.

Duncan Lacroix has been catching up on his Instagram account after weeks of Regulator maneuvers. He found his old business card which makes me just want to run out and get some printed myself.

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And a few days back, this “Squad” was celebrating. We don’t know if it’s a combo celebration because another block of filming is done, Producer Matt B. Roberts announced they are just past half way on filming, or that Sam’s new Whiskey line, The Sassenach Unique Spirits, has announced its first release, or various combo party things. But if you just look at that table. Attendees included Duncan Lacroix, David Berry, Sophie Skelton. And how is it Duncan manages to find all of the parties?

We’re still wondering on the story behind calling it Sassenach since he’s a Scot. Check it out at Instagram @sassenachspirits. It’s Sam’s new business venture with Great Glen Company. Check out sassenachspirits.com. Much of which will be drunk on the new Clanlands podcast debuting next month with Sam and Graham McTavish talking clan history. Check out the new Instagram at @clanlands.

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Graham McTavish and Sam Heughan to Host Podcast Series, Clan Lands

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Graham McTavish had a wee visit with Sam Heughan today and announced on Twitter and Instagram that they had a project, a podcast, in the works. Clan Lands, or @ClanLands on Twitter, is to be a series on Scotland, history and landscape. I’m sure there will be much whiskey tasting in the mix. McTavish has said the series will begin in September, about the time he will be beginning production on This Guest of Summer, which is moving production from New Zealand to Scotland.

Looking forward to the podcast, hopefully featuring some fine guests and the best guest of all, Scotland.

You can follow them at the new Twitter account, @ClanLands, which doesn’t have its magic blue tick yet. But as it’s gaining followers will get past the 500 mark really quick. For authentication, keep checking on both @SamHeughan and @grahammctavish for official information about the podcast. When they go live, we’ll have links for you.

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Outlander’s Most Important Season 5 Casting: ADSO!

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It was with great delight and letting out of held breath that Adso the cat’s character was 1. Included in Season 5, since Clarence the Mule has really been down played and they stuck with amazingly beautiful horse for Claire to ride. 2. And cast very grey indeed. 3. And quite ferocious. Looks like they have chosen a British Short Hair in the blue variety. We are still seeking out the name of the acting rep so we may find the actor’s name.

Adso is the somewhat wee cheetie found on the road back from the Gathering at Mount Halcion. Jamie finds the cat and gifts him to “Sasanach” to keep her surgery clear of mice. The cat lives in cupboards when not disappearing. Jamie suggests the name of Adso, as that was the name of his mother’s cat. Claire becomes a bit attached to the cat. Hopefully some of the cats antics will get played up, as so far not much of Clarence the Mule has been used. The next casting for animal actors if keeping with the books should be the White Sow, if they do not keep the animal actor from season 4 for a return performance. Fans will remember the sow taking residence in the house and having enormous litters.

Welcome Adso! I’m rereading The Fiery Cross for third time to kill Droughtlander time, I think I just want to skip ahead now.

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