After a riveting first season, Outlander lost its way somewhere in season 2, with less enjoyable moments. However, the upcoming season 3 is expected to bring back the glory to the time travelling series.
Fans will be able to see Tobias Menzies reprising his role as Claire’s husband Frank in season 3. Menzies confirmed the news of his return on Outlander season 3 to Variety.
His return might indicate that the upcoming series will focus on Claire and Frank’s marriage, while Brianna was growing up. Menzies’ comments also indicated that fans will get to see how their marriage turned hopeless in the face of Claire’s growing love for Jamie and his time travelling stories. This will allow Menzies a considerably meaty role for the season.
For the Outlander series, which started off strong, season 2 was a disappointment. But it could end up becoming one of those stories that managed to pick up on the expectations following a lull.
In season 3 Menzies will be playing both the roles of Black Jack Randall, a man who believes in acquiring what he wants through brutality, and Frank Randall. Black Jack Randall has been the main villain in Jamie’s world, and added a lot of drama to the series, the Cinema Blend reported.
Sam Heughan, the series lead, said that he really hoped that fans would be able to witness a fight between Jamie and Black Jack Randall in the Battle of Culloden.
“If you’ve read the books you will know that Randall will appear again,” he said “I know that Diana has written the scene of how they ended up [back together], so hopefully… and who know, I haven’t read the script yet, but hopefully, we’ll get to see Jamie and Randall in the battle of Culloden.”
Inverse.com reported that Outlander season 3 is mainly a rescue mission and the story will be more straight-forward this time. The upcoming season will introduce a few new characters but will have the old ones on board as well. There will also be some new locations. Viewers can expect the best of the last two seasons in the upcoming one.