Season 5 Production Previews

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Teaser Gif with Sophie Skelton and Richard Rankin

If you have Starz® on cable or satellite, there’s promise of an Outlander Season 5 glimpse before Starz® debut of The Spanish Princess, May 5 at 8PM EST. Otherwise  known as Katherine of Aragon, the series tells the story of who became first wife to Henry VIII after she was married to his elder brother. You can watch the new series debut now on the Starz® App, and tonight on the cable channel. Before the show you will get a first glimpse at filming for Outlander Season 5. I have read several postings and many have seen this. However, apparently if you have it through Amazon Prime, you don’t get a peek.

We asked Starz® on Twitter if they would have a glimpse for those of us who App it, they assured us we would have access. Sorry to say, this techie wasn’t able to get Amazon Starz® App to display it, you may have to watch it through your computer. If you have the App and have a cable provider, you may be able to view it. Never fear, it will turn up on the YouTube site soon, if some fans don’t manage to broadcast it earlier. Here’s what showed up Monday on YouTube.

Costume Changes for The Show

We have viewed a few new costume changes for the show. Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser, shared a glimpse of new attire on his birthday, was a scant day or two away from book Jamie character’s birthday. Jamie Fraser would be 298 years old today. There have been hints that Jamie would travel to the future in Season 5 rumors, but book readers know the only way that happens is the mysterious ghost of the Highlander in the series pilot episode that Frank encounters watching Claire from the window. It also looks like all the wigs have changed for the main 5 characters as well.d5fvwo5uuaal3x2-1556733416

We’re getting our first taste of how seasons 5 and 6 flavors may go. For those of you watching from day one on the series, seasons 1 and 2 had many of the same production flavors, with 3 and 4 being dynamically different. Different writers, directors, crews changed. The writer’s room Toni Graphia and Matt Roberts started taking over podcasts and after show commentary, and the storylines, though expected to change, had very different looks and feels in the production designs. Coming to the Colonial America location would change things a bit. It looks like the new costume designer, Starz alumni Trisha Biggar, is revamping the looks of the show already. To look at her impressive CV, check this out. She has worked on two Star Wars films, and on television costumed for Emerald City and Da Vinci’s Demons II & III. She has credit for Season 5 Outlander already listed. We have been very fortunate with Terry Dresbach’s Twitter postings, and blog shares for the past 4 seasons. She has promised to try to keep up the account now for design concepts only. However, we don’t know if Biggar has a Twitter presence in mind for her tenure in season 5. With the few shots we have seen already, there are some stark costume changes. What can you do if you live in a colony that is heavily taxed on goods, including materials for dress, how realistic is it that characters can obtain new clothing.

Teaser Leaks and Rumors Abound

Duncan Lacroix and Caitriona Balfe are seen sporting darker brown wigs in the production teaser, no silver steaks for Claire. Rumors are flying that there are some flash back scenes being filmed. Or is it that they have to disguise Murtagh somehow as he is now even more wanted by Gov. Tryon? Lacroix’s Instagram had a great shot of Graham McTavish and him paling around near the Stevenson Memorial in Edinburgh today. Could there be some flashback scenes in season 5? Last season we had a Frank and Bree on that fateful night.Screen Shot 2019-05-05 at 3.30.48 PM

Outlander on YouTube

Matt Carter first take on Production Teaser #1

Look back on Outlander BTS Official Extras on Starz

Trisha Biggar CV and Agents

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.

Outlander Filming Locations News

Outlander Cast Hiking Ben Lui

IMG_2855Instagram accounts for Sam Heughan, Sophie Skelton, and Duncan Lacroix lit up the day before Easter. The cast members along with David Berry and past crew members went hiking Ben Lui in Scotland. Although not tall enough for Munro status, the hike still commanded great views of higher climbs still, and fabulous green valleys. Duncan appears to be the camera person for most shots, then finally gives us a selfie.

Here’s hoping that Duncan didn’t pitch David off a cliff, since his musings on ditching Berry somewhere as Murtagh and LJG don’t quite see eye to eye on things. Healthy rivalries aside, it looks like all had a fabulous hike and made room for chocolate eggs. Or knowing all of them, a bit of whiskey.

Then there was the Easter egg hunt at Barry Waldo and Jon Gary Steele’s place, in which Lacroix does a chocolate egg stuff his face much like in Cool Hand Luke routine. Somehow he lived to tell the tale, and is hopefully filming today.

 

Lacroix Sends a Little Bad Santa Love

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Duncan Lacroix (Murtagh) posted some more trailer picts from Season 4, pulling faces and running the gamut of his acting range? Hardly, the man has so many more to show us. Maybe it’s all to build up his outlaw hiding-in-plain sight mode as the Regulator on the strike and run trail. But really, he was disappointed in not getting the holiday Santa job.

You know how some scared kids could be by the man in red sometimes, however there would have been some really happy fans sitting in his lap if he had the job.

Caitriona Balfe posted a sunrise, Sam posted a IMG_2845sunset picture, and there was a conference with Cait’s famous cat Eddie. But somehow these faces being pulled just make the day for us sidekick fans.

 

 

Graham McTavish Updates: Preacher and Lucifer

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McTavish fans, it’s time for another past cast update. Graham has Tweeted and Instagram wammed on his exploits these past few weeks. This weekend, he has been at SupernovaExpo Weekend Sci Fi and Comics Con in Australia. Graham just eats up the Con Circuit, and the fans adore him. Not able to be there, save up for next year, he is known to make repeats at the Cons.

Another great way to get through Droughtlander, keep up on past cast exploits!

Graham has been filming season 4 of Preacher in his recurring role of The Saint of Killers (SOK) in Australia and other undisclosed locations. Looking forward to another hot pursuit of Jesse, Tulip, and Cassidy. Although as we left off last season, SOK decided to switch sides, or create is own side really, because well, he killed Satan? (Or did he?) Still wondering how they get production going in Australia, as 90% of film crews are booked solid for Cameron’s films, which is one reason Graham’s This Guest of Summer got pushed back to November 2019 filming. Sounds more like a Hollywood Pull power play, and some of McTavish’s filming bumped it back a bit. It looks like it’s the final season for the Preacher series. You can catch up on storylines on Preacher Here. However, if Lucifer could get a fan reboot, maybe Preacher could too?

Graham is also publicizing his new role in the Netflix takeover and reboot of Lucifer, based on a comic character from a Neil Gaiman comic. It seems like Graham is just getting picked up for great graphic novel to screen series everywhere. This time though, he is playing a kindly priest, Father Kinley. Or is he? Seems that Graham is always getting cast as semi- or straight on baddies. We’ll see just how kind this priest really is.

The Lucifer reboot was fan driven, with campaigning for months to get the show to its IMG_2820 24th season. It will now now be produced by Netflix, and may be a much better fit. Many of us were wondering how the show got on the ultra conservative network Fox to begin with. The show is set to drop May 8, 2019 on Netflix. The season will be split with a 5 to 5 on 10 episodes.

Lucifer Reboot Radio Times

Table Reads Start for Season 5 Outlander

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Sophie Skelton in the Armory having a blast off

As you may have read in the various feeds, there have been a lot of new changes for Season 5. One of them is that both Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are now producing for season 5. We know that Cait is very serious about this new role, as she showed up on set well before Sam did, because she is such the professional. Both actors hinted at taking on greater roles in the production of the Outlander series late last year. We’ll see what new directions the series takes with the pair taking a hand in production.

Other actors from the show, all showing their scripts or table cards started posting on Instagram this week, including Duncan Lacroix, whose name was misrepresented again, and lamented over a bit in his Instagram feed. But he takes it all in with great humor.

Hang on and keep checking your feeds, it’s going to be a long Droughtlander.

Article: Caitriona Balfe Irish Times

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