Even before Outlander Season 2 has finished, the news regarding the production of the third and fourth season was released. The gripping story and romance between Claire and Jamie seem to have made many fans, and they’re pretty much excited to know how the story will continue to unravel.
The premier of season 3 is yet to be announced, as the season 2 has not finished. However, Bustle has managed to catch the show’s executive producer, Ronald D. Moore, just days before the news broke.
Evidently, Season 3 of Outlander will be based on the third of eight books in Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series named Voyager. And Outlander season 4 will be based on the fourth book, Drums of Autumn, notes Collider.com
“[I] was very excited, we’ve been talking about it for a while and it’s just great, it’s a big bode of confidence,” Moore said.
“Typically shows get picked up a season at a time and usually long after you’re done wrapping production, they wait to see how all the numbers look from the season. Getting two years simultaneously is huge. Wow, they really believe in the show very strongly,” he added.
The show’s producer has credited fans for the success of the show. Not to forget actors Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan’s on-screen perfection have just added a feather in the cap of the success of the show.
“Primarily, it’s a business decision. Looking at ratings, numbers and subscriber base and deciding: Will this benefit us? If so, how can we continue? I think they believed in the show creatively—this can keep going, the fans believe in it, the audience is accepting it,” explains the producer.
But the question is will fans of the book series will be equally excited and delighted to see how close its on-air adaptation going along with the original so far.
For which Moore had said, “Our goal is still to try and be as faithful as we can to the books. [That’s] the way we started the project,” he explains.
Nevertheless, the shows would have surprising elements like Claire’s post-traumatic stress disorder.
“I think the longer that you go, the more the TV series inevitably veers from the book and certain plot lines then take on a life of their own. Certain characters change and you have to follow the way they change,” Moore says. “Rupert and Angus weren’t even really in the book as a duo, that’s part of our storyline.”