Filming has already started for the season four of the time-traveling Scottish drama and we already have rumors for the release date. Autumn 2018.
If season four has the same schedule season three, which aired in September while filming finished in June. So we are hoping for a September release.
Season four is based on the fourth book in the Outlander series– The Drums of Autumn- in which we see our main characters, Jamie and Claire, face new challenges as they try to build a new life in the American colonies.
It has been confirmed that some parts of the season will be shot in Scotland, while other scenes which are set in North Carolina will be filmed in locations in Eastern Europe.
Outlander executive producer Ronald D Moore said that they will be filming the mountains and rivers of North Carolina in Eastern Europe and four locations in Scotland will double for 18th century America.
Both of our main leads, Jamie and Claire Fraser, played by Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe respectively will return for the fourth season Caitriona Balfe told RadioTimes.com: “It’s interesting to watch how all of these characters embrace the new land and all of the trials and tribulations that come along with that as well as the excitement, and that kind of new beginning if really exciting to get on board with.”
Irish actress Maria Doyle Kennedy, who is most known for playing Mrs. S from Orphan Black, has been cast in the role of Jamie’s aunt Jocasta. Claire and Jamie arrive at his aunt plantation in series four.
Aunt Jocasta has been described as ‘strong-willed’ and is the younger sister of Jamie’s late mother and uncles Colum and Dougal Mackenzie.
Downtown Abbey fame actor Edward Speelers will fill the role of the Irish-born pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet, who has quite the role in the upcoming series.
In season 3 we were introduced to Brianna, Claire and Jamie’s daughter, and the Reverend Wakefields adopted the son, Roger MacKenzie. If the series follows the book, these two characters will get a bigger role in the upcoming season.
Executive producer Ronald D Moore told RadioTimes earlier in the year: “The scope really widens in Drums of Autumn.
“It’s a brilliant book and it just becomes much bigger; not just for us but as a whole, the story as a whole just becomes epic.”
The best addition to the cast must be the adorable puppy who will be joining the Frasers clan in the form of wolf hybrid Rollo. He will become a much-loved member of the family and will be played by two Northern Inuit dogs.
Outlander premiered in the UK in March 2015 when it was acquired by Amazon Prime Instant Video.