Ronald D. Moore on the Excitement and Difficulties of ‘Outlander’ Season Three

**If you prefer to stay in the dark and spoiler-free regarding the events of season three, skip this post.*


Outlander showrunner/executive producer recently spoke at the Edinburgh International Television Festival about his career and science fiction.  If you were lucky enough to attend then I am already jealous, but I am just jealous in general if you live in the U.K..  Two articles have been written about his talk with some direct quotes.  If you have read Voyager, you know that there are some difficulties production-wise with making this season.  I don’t envy Ron and Maril Davis.  Below are the quotes relating to Outlander, but check out the sources at the end of the post to read about his entire talk.

“There’s an extended journey across the Atlantic and then the story eventually goes to Jamaica, the Caribbean and ending up in the New World,” he said. “Season 3 will be as different to Season 2 as Season 2 was to Season 1.”

“It’s exciting creatively; it’s very hard in terms of the production… You are doing a whole new series with every season. So that’s very difficult. Scouting new locations, building new sets, bringing in new cast members, new costumes, different eras. It increases the expense, it increases the time necessary to prep everything, to shoot everything… So it makes it more difficult and it also takes more mental energy having to crack new problems.”

“My job as the showrunner is to figure out how to service that audience and also bring in a new audience that has never read these books. And the show, week after week, has to function on both these levels.”

Source: Variety, The Hollywood Reporter

  • TJ

    You and all your team do an amzing job with each season in all areas, Ron!!! The whole series is just so wonderful! Yes, it is different than the books on so many different levels but anyone who expects the series to be just like the books us just plan crazy! I couldn’t happen that way because these books are just way too big! I absolutely love the books and have read the first 7 nine times apiece with the 8th one coming in at twice. I have watched the series about 4 times each! Each time, I see something new that is jus incredible! It was so exciting to see the books come to life and I love the series for the series and the books for the books! Great job to all who work to make this happen! Thank you so much!, T J Herron