Spoilers ahead about Outlander’s S3 premise and production.
The New Series Will Follow Diana Gabaldon’s Voyager Novel
The third novel in Gabaldon’s Outlander series tracks Claire as she returns to the 18th century to find Jamie after learning he survived the Battle of Culloden. Although Starz is shooting most of the new season in Scotland, the crew is also scouting tropical beaches and jungles for an exotic part of the story where . . .
Claire and Jamie Go to Sea
This prospect was so exciting that even before Outlander’s second season aired, Moore told fans that he was more excited for the drama’s third go-round because of its glittering azure backdrop—the West Indies—and the action involved in Gabaldon’s Voyager.
I can’t wait to get out to sea. I want to do the whole sea chase; that whole section is really going to be fun.” Moore also explained that the sophistication of present-day C.G.I. means that the sea sequences will be on par, quality-wise, with the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise.
The technology now, between real ships like what they have in Black Sails and C.G., it’s now developed to a place where you can believe it. It’s no longer just the models on the water tank at Paramount. Now you can really realize on a television budget what Pirates of the Caribbean was doing 8-10 years ago.
~ Ron Moore, CinemaBlend
Between the new backdrops and at-sea action sequences, Moore told us that the third season will look and feel drastically different from the first two iterations.