Photo: Jamie and Claire in their new digs, Season 5, Starz
Starz just released this new Season 5 pic of the Frasers on the porch of the Big House! Along with looking forward to Season 5 as a whole, as always, I look forward to seeing this and all of Jon Gary Steele’s work!
Speaking of Jon Gary Steele, he told me recently that “It’s been a VERY busy season, Lots of great eps coming, battles, new homes, action and adventure, You know…the Usual…LOL” He also said, “Note…Lots of easter eggs in Claire’s new Surgery & Kitchen…….”
Oooohhhh, getting excited!!
Sam announced Sunday via Instagram that filming would begin on the last block this week.
Presumably that means they are shooting Episode 511 this week and next, with 512 the following two weeks (or 3, if it’s to be a 90 minute finale episode, please please please!). As you may have heard, Episode 511 was written by Herself, Ms. Gabaldon <rubs hands together> which means it will be spectacular, of course.
***Updates – Reader Felice Croul brought up a very good point! Since most of the regular Season 5 cast (John Bell and Ed Speleers at Outlandish Vancouver, César, David Berry, Maria Doyle Kennedy, Tim Downie, Kyle Reese, and Colin McFarlane at Sasnak City), are away, it seems like Episode 511 will feature Claire, Jamie, Roger, Bree and Murtagh. My favorite episode from Season 4 was Ep 406, with just 5 people in it, even more reason to be excited about what 511 holds!
Indeed, we just got this tantalizing on set photo of the top of Brianna’s head, via Richard Rankin’s instagram early this morning….
Also, Outlander Locations on Twitter has some scoop on a filming location…
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— Courtney Williams OutlanderBTS (@Courtilini14) October 25, 2019
Episode 512 was written by Toni and Matt…
Toni and Matt, separately, and together, have written some of my favorite episodes across the seasons. They co-wrote Dragonfly In Amber (Season 2 finale), as well as Man of Worth from last season and also Ep 409 – The Birds And The Bees (when Bree and Jamie meet).
Matt did an informal spontaneous and short Twitter Q&A recently…
Matt also said they have started work on Season 6 in the writers’ room…
Photo: Matt Roberts Twitter “Been busy lately”
Diana says Bees is buzzing along. We are all buzzing with anticipation to read it!
In other big news, Diana’s daughter had grandbaby number two at the end of August… Beautiful new Leo. Big congrats to the new parents and the family!
Sorry to be scarce–we had a Rather Important Distraction yesterday. Meet Leo, our new grandson! pic.twitter.com/elN2VGb22T
— Diana Gabaldon (@Writer_DG) August 30, 2019
Here is an adorable recent photo from set of Sophie and Sam… with a colonial man on his mobile in the background!
And Bree and Jem…
Lovely Maria Doyle Kennedy performed in Glasgow this past weekend… (thanks Alisa)
Maria singing a song in Irish Gaelic!😍 She dedicated it to Caitriona!💚🍀 pic.twitter.com/Vbnvtl3r1y
— Alisa☆ (@gilliesbalfe) October 20, 2019
A lot of the cast turned up to enjoy her performance (along with her husband Kieran Kennedy). Music is her absolute passion, I imagine this concert was soulful and special. I wish I could’ve been there! One day… For more on Maria… A Look at Season 4’s Jocasta.
This is a big convention weekend, with both Sasnak City and Outlandish Vancouver happening. Actors, fans, and organizers are making their way to both places…
A bit bleary eyed but about to head to my first @Outlander_STARZ #Outlander convention @SasnakCity in Kansas City, Missouri, flying via Atlanta. More pics to follow over the weekend. Looking forward to meeting some of the brilliant fans of this awesome show👍🏽😀 pic.twitter.com/ipUGgK1wn0
— Colin McFarlane (@colinmcfarlane) October 24, 2019
— Tim Downie (@TimDownie1) October 23, 2019
I am currently in Vancouver, heading to Surrey today for the Surrey International Writers Conference this weekend. I attended last year, and it was very enriching – authors from all over the world come and present Thursday – Sunday in a very down home, relaxed, and fun environment. Diana will be there, and I’ll pop over and do the Sunday boat ride with Outlandish Vancouver group. I’m looking forward to all of it. ?
I hope this Thursday finds you well. xo
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