Outlander S3 Review: Starz Drama Goes Big & ‘Who’s Afraid Of Virginia Woolf’

Premiering on September 10, the third season of Outlander sees the Starz drama based on Diana Gabaldon’s novels goes bigger, deeper and geographically grander than ever before and to great success. This year Outlander also features two fingers of Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf in many welcomed ways as the series moves to the cable big leagues of Sunday nights.As those who’ve read Gabaldon’s 1993 novel Voyager (from which the current season draws) or were among the lucky fans at San Diego Comic-Con this summer when executive producer Ronald D. Moore showed a preview of the opening episode know, this 13-episode run picks up almost exactly where the second season left off in one sense. [Emphasis is mine.]

Mixing the new world and the battle-strewn highlands more than ever, Caitriona Balfe’s Claire and Sam Heughan’s Jamie Fraser are now separated by the centuries. The former has returned to the 20th century and is raising their daughter with her first husband Frank Randall (Tobias Menzies), while the haunted latter seeks to rebuild in the 18th century in the aftermath of the Battle of Culloden.

See review below by Dominic Patten.

Outlander returns September 10, 2017 on Starz.


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