Sam Heughan: 'Epic' 'Outlander' Season 3 Is 'Our Best Yet'
Aye, the Droughtlander is finally over as of this Sunday, with the premiere of "Outlander" Season 3.
The 13 episodes ahead start September 10 with "The Battle Joined." Watch what happens as pregnant Claire (Caitriona Balfe) attempts to adjust to life in 1940s Boston, and Jamie's (Sam Heughan) past provides his only hope of survival following the Battle of Culloden.
Season 3 is based on Diana Gabaldon's third novel in the "Outlander" series, called "Voyager." Sam Heughan told USA Today that's a fitting word for what's ahead:
"The title is voyager and its definitely that. The journey picks up from end of Season 2, Jamie sends Claire back from the stones, and goes off to the Battle of Culloden, essentially to die. History says that Culloden was a great defeat."
Jamie doesn't expect to survive, after losing his unborn child, his family, his love, everyone.
"He really changes his personality this season, becomes many different people. He doesn't really want to be Jamie Fraser anymore, (He) essentially wants to die and takes many things to realize it's not worth it. It's very epic."
Heughan further praised the "great journey" that Jamie goes on 20 years later, calling the 2017 episodes "an epic season, I think it's our best yet."
"Outlander" Season 3 starts Sunday, Sept. 10 at 8 p.m. ET on Starz. Fans who don't have Starz yet, but do have Xfinity, can catch up on the first two seasons for free On Demand, up until this Sunday's Season 3 premiere.
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