Guide to Outlander Season 5 Will Get You Through the Rest of Droughtlander

If we could travel in time, we’d fast forward right to Feb. 16, when Outlander returns for season 5 on STARZ. The new season, based on Diana Gabaldon’s The Fiery Cross, picks up with Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) and his wife Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) happily ensconced at Fraser’s Ridge in the hills of North Carolina, where their little settlement is growing. Of course, it wouldn’t … Continue reading Guide to Outlander Season 5 Will Get You Through the Rest of Droughtlander

Outlander triggered more interest in Scotland than ‘any other cultural artefact in recent years’

The historical roots of the hit television series Outlander and its cultural impact on Scotland will be examined in the first major academic conference of its kind next year. The University of Glasgow will host the Outlander Conference 2020 in June with the history, customs, politics, culture, clothes and music featured in the phenomenally successful television series which is based on the novels of Diana … Continue reading Outlander triggered more interest in Scotland than ‘any other cultural artefact in recent years’

How Outlander Has Avoided The Stereotypes Of Its Source Material

With Outlander Season 3 introducing the first characters/actors of color, this article is so timely. Many have wondered how they would be portrayed on the show, including me (Vida). Tyrese Coleman tackles the touchy subject of stereotypes/caricatures found in the book characters of Dr. Joe Abernathy (played by Wil Johnson) and Mr. Willoughby (played by Gary Young) by comparing them to the version we now … Continue reading How Outlander Has Avoided The Stereotypes Of Its Source Material

Outlander: Inside the Making of the Greatest Sex Scenes

Outlander is famous for its sex scenes—but unlike many shows on television, these scenes don’t just serve to titillate and objectify. They’re stories within the story, never superfluous, and always purposeful. They drive character development, and are essential to the relationship between protagonists Claire and Jamie. They’re also just really beautiful to watch, because guess what? Sex is normal and showing it on TV isn’t a big deal! … Continue reading Outlander: Inside the Making of the Greatest Sex Scenes

Outlander: Claire and Jamie Head to the Bedroom in Latest Photos

EW blessed us with some new photos from Episode 6 – A. Malcolm. And we canna wait for it to hit the Demand mode. The episode we’ve all been waiting for is finally here, Sassenachs. Our century-crossed lovers are finally back in the same age and town and ready to rekindle their love — if Jamie’s pesky new job doesn’t get in the way! Though … Continue reading Outlander: Claire and Jamie Head to the Bedroom in Latest Photos

Outlander | Blacklanderz Interview with Wil Johnson: Insight into Dr. Joe (EXCLUSIVE)

Wil Johnson made his American debut when his character, Joe Abernathy, stepped onto the screen in Outlander S3 Epi 3, All Debts Paid. Being the first Black (‘Negro’) male in Harvard Medical School’s anatomy class and Claire Randall, being the first female, the two quickly became confidants and forged a lasting friendship. There are interviews of Wil discussing specific scenes from Outlander and even one that found … Continue reading Outlander | Blacklanderz Interview with Wil Johnson: Insight into Dr. Joe (EXCLUSIVE)

BTS Photos: Outlander S3 Epi3

So, David Berry took over the Outlander Starz IG account. See Behind the Scene photos. ~Enjoy! @caitrionabalfe preps to be a girl boss. [And yes, Wil Johnson . . . watching.] Playing a little game of ‘I Spy, Mac Dubh’ to pass the time. –@mrdavidberry What’s the secret to playing John Grey? These two women from costume and make-up, who have the tough job of … Continue reading BTS Photos: Outlander S3 Epi3

Outlander death: How Joe Abernathy actor prepped for that pivotal scene

When Wil Johnson, as Joe Abernathy, was preparing to tell Claire (Caitriona Balfe) that her husband Frank died in a car crash, Outlander director Brendan Maher gave the English actor a much-appreciated bit of advice: Don’t rush the news. Play it in “real time, not actor time,” Johnson told Outlander Live! on EW Radio. I was so nervous doing it because of the magnitude. There are only … Continue reading Outlander death: How Joe Abernathy actor prepped for that pivotal scene