Outlander producer on print shop scene

In recent weeks, I’ve spoken with some Blackanderz members and other Outlander fans; some are worried and have wondered if the writers would be true to the Voyager book. After seeing what they did in S1 and S2, I knew there would be changes. Basically, all of a book version do not translate over to a TV scene. So yea, some things do have to change.

However, I mentioned to them that I trust Ron. D. Moore and the writers to give us the best production they can give and I welcome the changes for that reason! Just like there were changes in S1 Epi 9 and other episodes in S2, we were provided with Jamie’s point of view, which gave the whole picture – from both sides – not just from Claire’s, as is in the books.


Matthew B. Roberts knows what you are thinking: How much did he change the print shop reunion in season 3 of Outlander?

Last November, the executive producer tweeted a section of the print shop script that he wrote and the reaction from fans was immediate — if not a little paranoid.

Rest assured, Outlander nation: Roberts not only painstakingly adapted the important scene from Voyager, the third book in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling series, he actually made it bigger and better.

It’s not just Claire’s story. It’s Jamie and Claire’s story. So, we wanted to show both perspectives. In the book, you get it from Claire’s view. She comes in the print shop. It’s really kind of told from her POV. I wanted to give Jamie’s POV of the same moment. I wanted to also give the fans the moment twice. They’ve been waiting for it for a long time! So, rather give it to them one time, you give ‘em something they don’t exactly expect.

~ Matthew B. Roberts

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