Yesterday at Comic-Con International: San Diego 2017, Starz surprised “Outlander” fans with the world premiere of Season Three by screening episode 301. “The Battle Joined,” written by showrunner Ronald D. Moore and directed by Brendan Maher.
The unexpected screening followed the previously announced “Outlander” panel, moderated by actress and dancer Jenna Dewan Tatum. Panelists included: Ronald D. Moore (executive producer), Maril Davis (executive producer), Diana Gabaldon (author), Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall Fraser), Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser), Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall) and Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield).
“Outlander” Season Three will premiere on Sunday, September 10th at 8pm ET/PT on STARZ.
Starz also released three new images from “Outlander” Season Three featuring a variety of scenes from the new season: Claire and Frank Randall (1960s), Jamie in the print shop (1700s), and Claire with her daughter Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield (1960s.
The third season of “Outlander” picks up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: When they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?
Diana Gabaldon’s eight-book Outlander series has sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and all the books have graced the New York Times best-sellers list. The “Outlander” series spans the genres of history, science fiction, romance and adventure in one amazing tale. The second season of “Outlander” won the Critics’ Choice Award for Most Bingeworthy Show, and four People’s Choice Awards, including Favorite TV Show.