'Droughtlander' in effect
With millions of fans all over the world decrying a so-called "Droughtlander," the latest news about the extended hiatus of the hit Starz show "#Outlander" has fans in even more of a tizzy. So how are these fans holding out?
According to Entertainment Weekly, the cast and crew of the show -- including Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser; and Caitriona Balfe, who plays Claire Randall Fraser -- are currently filming the conclusion of the third season of the show in South Africa, having concluded their filming in Scotland.
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The outlet has also confirmed that "Outlander" will finish filming in June, after which the cast and crew will be available for San Diego Comic Con, where -- it is rumored -- fans and the press will get their first look at the third season of the show, which is based on Diana Gabaldon's "Voyager," the third in the "Outlander" series of books.
“With the scope of the production and all of the intricate details that go into the Emmy-nominated sets and costumes, we had to make sure everything is kept to the high standard of the previous seasons and [author] Diana Gabaldon’s beautiful story. We’re so proud of the incredible work that Ron [Moore] and the Outlander team have done," said Exec VP Steve Kent of Sony Pictures TV.
Here's an interesting fun trivia fact: "Outlander" will be re-using ships from another hit Starz series -- namely, "Black Sails," which is currently airing its final season on the network.
Naturally, fans took to Twitter to bemoan the delay. "Why so late?" asked one fan, remarking that Season 2 of the show began in April of last year. Another remarked that they didn't know how much longer they would last in the "Droughtlander," and still others complained that they didn't know what else to watch in the meantime.
The vast majority of "Outlander" fans, however, were extremely supportive of both the cast and the crew, and they remarked that not only did they understand that it was difficult to make a good show, but they appreciated the effort it took to bring the characters to life. "I would rather [Outlander] be perfect than rushed!" wrote one fan. #Television