'Outlander' season 3: Where the beach reunion was filmed and more

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A poster of Starz TV series "Outlander." Starring Caitriona Balfe as Claire and Sam Heughan as Jamie Fraser. Outlander/ Facebook

The writers of “Outlander” season 3 took to Twitter to answer some questions from fans. The writers shared production and filming details, including where the beach reunion of Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) was filmed. Meanwhile, co-executive producer Matthew B. Roberts shared an update regarding the progress of season 4. The following article contains spoilers of episodes that have already aired.

Episode 11 was packed with humorous scenes, something that is not generally done on the show. Replying to a question on why this was done, the writers said it was their intention to find some levity to balance out the more dramatic moments of the show.

One fan complained about the episode spending too much time with Claire finding her way on the island. The fan suggested that this portion could have been cut short to five minutes, instead of the 15-16 minute sequence. The writers said that the adaptation gave them the freedom to expand on certain aspects, and they loved the idea of showing Claire using her survival skills.

Among the challenges Balfe had to endure was a python named Scar. Her scene with the snake was apparently completed in just one take. The ants on the show are also real, the writers revealed.

After all the struggle, Claire and Jamie were eventually reunited on the beach. The writers said that the scene was filmed on Silverstroom beach in Cape Town, South Africa.  

Meanwhile, Roberts and the others are currently busy preparing for “Outlander” season 4. They are currently scouting locations in Europe, but the producer did not give an exact location where. Roberts also confirmed that he plans on directing an episode of the show this year.

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