Diana Gabaldon Talks Possible Season Three Logistics

Diana Gabaldon

Diana Gabaldon gave an interview to the Herald Scotland.  In the interview, she touches on the possibility of a third season of Outlander, which would revolve around the third book, Voyager.

The author, currently writing the ninth and, she says, penultimate book of the series, would not be drawn on whether there will be a third series in Scotland, but did say: “Working on the assumption there will be a third series, they will be able to shot quite a bit in Scotland.

“They are trying to expand the [Wardpark] studios in Cumbernauld to six stages, trying to make it into a major film studio, and so far all of the interiors have been shot there.

“You would need to do some other things, it is a very active story, you would need to shoot some of the show on a ship.”

Ms Gabaldon suggested that Starz may be able to use the ships which another one of their series, Black Sails, use for its pirate-themed adventures.

Black Sails is shot in Cape Town Film Studios in South Africa.

She also suggested the beaches of Jamaica could be replicated by the “white sands” of the Highlands and Islands.

It should be noted that Black Sails is not a Sony production and it is filmed in Cape Town, South Africa.  It is a Starz show, but the producers are completely different.

Diana also discusses the possibility of a tenth book and the planned prequel for the series.

Check out the full interview at Herald Scotland.

Source: Herald Scotland

  • disqus_6npiJ7fVP4

    Where do I send my bet for a Season 9???

  • Marishka Are Dillon

    book 4 is what i’m waiting for!! bree meets her real da!!

    • alphadawg7

      Marishka, I have to delete your comment, since you provided no spoiler warning.

  • Heather Gelabert

    When did she say the next book would be the penultimate? She’s ALWAYS said she doesn’t know. She listens to the charactures and has no idea how many books it will take.

    • Joy Balmer

      I guess that has to change at some point–even she knows neither she nor Jamie nor Claire are going to live forever. 🙂 In fact, here’s what she said recently:
      “Well eventually I’m gonna die so you have to bear that in mind. I just don’t know. I know there’s a book 9. I have more than enough material for that. So chances are good that there will be a book 10. I think 10 is probably as many as it will take me to the end of Jamie and Claire’s lifetimes, because it’s their story. It ends when they do.”

      • Tammy Hartl

        Maybe they could fall into some other fairy ring and become immortal??

        • Joy Balmer

          Hmmmm. We can’t put ANYthing out the question, considering the whole journey started with our having to suspend our disbelief and accept time travel. Altho I have to confess, that wasn’t hard for me to do, since I secretly believe it COULD happen . . . couldn’t it? 🙂

          • Tammy Hartl

            I believe so too. We shall have to wait and see.

  • disqus_6npiJ7fVP4

    where do i send my bet for season 9???

  • Anna Parry

    They could film Voyager in the Outer Hebrides . some of the beaches around the Isle of Barra and south Uist could be mistaken for the West Indies. It is doable even in the Scilly Islands off the coast of Cornwall England