8/23 OutlanderBTS What’s New: S3 Premier in 19 Days, S4/Cast & Crew Updates, Q&A’s

Cover Photo: Starz

Episode 301 is getting closer by the day!!!!😃 19 days left (including today, depending on where you are in the worrrrrreld!)

Scott Kyle is in the US, and keeping us up to date on the billboards in LA and New York.

and one from Caitriona!

Premiere events are taking place on September 5th in LA, sponsored by Starz, and in New York City, sponsored by Entertainment Weekly. Tickets are still available for the LA screenings on a first come, first serve basis, starting at 10:00AM on the day. 

As of August 21st, tickets are sold out for the NYC EW event. There were some disgruntled fans who tried to register for tickets, as the site was deluged with simultaneous attempts. In fairness, I would hate to be a host server on any Outlander ticket registration day!! 😬 Congrats to the folks who got through and are going. Sorry to those who got stuck, that’s frustrating!

 For our Aussies out there, Season 3 will premiere on September 11th on Showcase.

And for you Kiwis, it’s Monday, 9/11 at 7:00PM Kiwi time 😊 (thanks Rhonnie and LightboxNZ)

Random House just released Diana’s Voyager with the new Starz tie-in cover (in case you need another one 😊).

Season 4 updates:

According to Caitriona, when asked recently on Twitter when S4 filming is due to begin, she tweeted roughly October 6th…

Gary and Matt have been scouting locations, and by the looks of things, Season 4 will be just as beautiful as prior seasons.

Casting is underway…

Dubliner Kevin J. Ryan says he read for the part of Stephen Bonnet…

Perhaps a little more Stephen Bonnet looking in this photo…

Known for his roles in BBC America’s Copper, and as Finnegan in Crossbones, Kevin is 33 years old and 5’10”.

Here’s some video of Kevin

 

Marked occasions this month include:

Congrats again, Diana on becoming a grandmother for the first time! She shared a photo of her new grand baby: Santiago Douglas…

Happy birthday (August 13th) to our Young Fergus, Romann Berrux. It was his Sweet 16 (doesn’t seem possible!)

And, Happy birthday to our “Jenny,” Laura Donnelly, who was 35 on August 20th.

A very happy birthday to Simon Meacock, who played Hugh Munro. Simon’s birthday is today! (8/23)

Happy anniversary to Gaelic consultant Àdhamh ÓBroin and his wife, who celebrated 12 years of marriage (4 houses, and 3 beautiful kids) on August 11th.

 

And congrats to Tobias, named best performer of the year by Flavorwire. Can’t say I disagree…

In other news, lots of fans are heading to the Europe between now and mid October for various Outlander gatherings. Scott Kyle’s Highlander Fling happens on Sept 16th, and it looks like attendees may be treated to the lovely Stephen Walters, among others slated to be there. Stephen has been making people’s days by writing poems to them on Twitter lately 😊.

Duncan LaCroix has been climbing mountains as part of his MPC2017 efforts, which certainly look as if they’re paying off. Looking very fit and healthy Duncan!

First it was Ben Lomond, and then Ben Lawers a few days later…

Speaking of MPC2017, Valbo is due to appear on The Stephen Rowan Show for Part 2 of an interview Wednesday 8/23 at 19:00 GMT. Stephen says, “We will be discussing fitness and exercise, my peak challenge and some guy called Sam.” If you can’t tune in, it will be shown/heard later on YouTube SoundCloud and iTunes.

And in case you’re looking for a *light* workout, here’s a little something to try… 😏

OutlanderBTS.com released Part 2 of (my) interview with Steven Cree. Check it out if you’ve not had a chance yet…

In case you missed it, Diana shared daily lines on Twitter: a scene with Brian and Willie on the day of Jamie’s birth. I asked if little Santiago’s arrival had prompted Diana to write Jamie’s birth story…

Ellen and Brian will be getting their own full length novel eventually…

And when asked if she writes multiple novels at the same time, and when a ballpark release date for Brian and Ellen’s story might be, Diana responded:

Diana also said that BEES will definitely be out before this prequel.

There’s been some recent discussion about William… SPOILERS for people who ONLY watch the show…

Among other things, we can look forward to more bonding between Brianna and William in BEES…

Roger’s birthday was determined on Twitter by German translator, friend, and Friesian consultant to Diana, Barbara Schnell..

And one last one for fun…

This reply, like so many of her witty retorts, made me chuckle… any volunteers?

David Berry recently participated in the ANZOF (Australia New Zealand Outlander Fan) convention in the Blue Mountains of Australia, where Meme Queen Jenny Jeffries was in attendance. She shared her sentiments and some photos…

He sang, and by appearances, a good time was had by all.

Speaking of David Berry, he did a short Q&A on Twitter. Since he doesn’t (yet) have a Twitter account, he did it via @BerrysBeefsteak (thank you!) while they were together at the ANZOF gathering.

Here are the highlights…

and finally, on joining Twitter…

Sam had this to say about our new Lord John Grey…

Corroborated by Àdhamh

I’m very much looking forward to meeting screen LJG as well as David Berry at some point (I’m sure I speak for all of us 😊).

 

 

Highlander from Season 1, Ronnie B. Goodwin, who took this absolutely smashing photo of Stephen Walters, will be in Fort Collins, CO on September 3rd doing a meet and greet. Ronnie describes himself as a “director, storyteller, photographer, actor, horseman, and maker of little films.”

 

What’s to do – what Outlander folks are up to, besides Outlander…

Ron spent time with NASA astronaut Garrett Reisman earlier this month.

Only a couple more days to catch Grant O’Rourke at The Edinburgh Fringe Festival, where he’s playing dart legend Jocky Wison in Jocky Wilson Said, Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, August 2-24, 3.45pm.

Photo: Sunday Post

Grant will be performing The Belles Stratagem in my favorite theater, The Royal Lyceum in Feb 2018…

Nell Hudson is in a new role in TV series Victoria, in which she plays one of the dressers of the queen.

Photo Source: Christopher Fenner

Victoria is due out August 27th in the UK. Here are members of the cast describing the show…

Tobias Menzies gears up to play the family doctor in Carmilla, Inspired by Sheridan Le Fanu’s 1872 novel of the same name, which is considered to be one of the earliest works of vampire fiction, Carmillais a dark coming-of-age love story set in the 1780s. Filming stars in September. Fellow actors include: Jessica Raine, Hannah Rae, and Devrim Lingnau. Source: Screen Daily

Season 5 of David Berry’s A Place To Call Home airs on TV screens in Australia on October 8th.  It should be available soon on Amazon Prime, where you can catch Seasons 1-4 now.

Sam is still working on The Spy Who Dumped Me in Budapest.Here he is with co-star Tiny…

Steven Cree is the voice of a spaceship in this upcoming sci fi film…

Lotte has just finished work on a new short film called Vows, which I believe was shot in Amsterdam.

Here she is celebrating wrapping the film with other members of the cast and crew.

Season 3’s Joe Abernathy: Wil Johnson will co-host the MVSA awards in October.

Hannah James, who plays Geneva Dunsany in Season 3, is working on a short film called Esther.

Bear McCreary is up to something big, utilizing reduce, reuse, and recycle…

Gary and Àdhamh are planning a fundraiser for the Gairloch H Museum, an Independent museum which preserves the heritage and brings to life the history and culture of Gairloch, Wester-Ross and its surrounding areas. Details to follow from Àdhamh on Twitter…

Graham is the voice of Uncle Scrooge in the new DuckTales, and there’s an Outlander connection…

The song Blue, which is in the upcoming documentary Where There is Life, featuring Graham McTavish, was released on Twitter. It’s very pretty, give it a listen HERE… Blue by Heather Weir

Scott Kyle joins the cast of One Mississippi, due out in October in the UK.

Writer Richard Kahan has co-produced the film Lucky, which airs on September 29th in the States. Àdhamh has a comment below about the film…

Tobias and Caitriona give Sam the business… 😝

Sam’s reply: 

and here’s a great little anecdote by Richard Rankin at San Diego Comic Con, Thank you Outlander Kat

A related message from Douglas Henshall, who played Taran MacQuarrie in Season 2…

We all know Outlander inspires art. Some of us write, some of us do digital art, and this woman does stained glass -check this out…

Matt Roberts has revived “Guess Which Episode” to keep us occupied until the season starts…

And, that’s a wrap. I hope everyone is well and enjoying the last days of summer (or winter) wherever you may be in this world. xo

4 comments on “8/23 OutlanderBTS What’s New: S3 Premier in 19 Days, S4/Cast & Crew Updates, Q&A’s

  1. I just want to tell you how I appreciate your posts. They are always informative and filled with humor. I have followed you for a while now but have never commented how much I enjoy your insights and interviews

    • Thank you for taking the time to let me know that Laura 😊, it really means a lot to me to know you enjoy what I’m producing x

  2. Thanks for the post. Why in the world did Starz and EW do their events the same day. Sam and Cait are supposed to be at the EW thing right. You’d think the network would’ve rather them be at theirs in LA.

    • Well NYC has traditionally been the big premiere spot and my guess is EW is putting up the $ for it so they are getting the leads…

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