The wait was long and arduous… but droughtlander will finally come to an end Sept. 10. That’s when the third season of Outlander will make its much-anticipated debut on Starz. Cue the bagpipes, Outlander nation!
As we all know by now, the next 13 episodes will be based on Voyager, the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s best-selling Outlander series. To help prep the rabid fan base for the new season, Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Fraser) will headline an all-star Outlander panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con at 5 p.m. PT on July 21. Also joining the pair on the dais in Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center are Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), executive producer Ronald D. Moore, executive producer Maril Davis, and author Diana Gabaldon.
Fans will have multiple chances to get their Outlander fix at Comic-Con. Starz has scheduled an autograph signing session with the cast in its booth, No. 4029, on July 22; on July 21 at 1:45 p.m. PT, Rankin will be one of six men on EW’s Brave New Warriors panel in Ballroom 20. He’ll be joined by Westworld’s Rodrigo Santoro, American Gods’ Ricky Whittle, Stranger Things’ David Harbour, Happy!’s Christopher Meloni, and Once Upon a Time’s Colin O’Donoghue to discuss their characters, occasionally awkward fan encounters, and the highs and lows of their Hollywood careers.
To help whet the appetites of fans, Starz also released the official season 3 key art for Outlander, which shows Claire and Jamie on opposite sides of the stone at Craigh na Dun. Claire is in the 1960s and Jamie is in the 1700s. There’s also a new shot of Claire and Frank (Tobias Menzies) — who is rocking a swell pair of specs — in the 20th Century.
EW will release its next Outlander cover in September. More details can be found here.