'Outlander' season 4: Turning Scotland into America is 'no small feat'

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The Doune Castle in Perthshire, which was used as a set for Castle Leoch in Starz tv series "Outlander." Facebook/ Outlander

Filming of “Outlander” season 4 is ongoing in Scotland, but the location will depict American colonies. Executive producer Matthew B. Roberts shared some updates on the filming, expressing displeasure at the leaked photos from the production set that have surfaced online in the past few weeks.

It is not easy depicting Scotland as other places, Roberts commented online (see below). He added that production designer Jon Gary Steele and his team have been “masterful” at accomplishing the task.

Roberts said that turning Scotland into the American colonies was a big challenge production-wise. Despite the challenges, filming is apparently going well. The producer teased many beautiful scenes on the show, both visually and emotionally.

Viewers have already seen the kind of work being done on the sets. Pictures and videos of the crew have leaked online, showing costumes and other aspects of the show. Roberts is not happy about these leaks. The producer said that such leaks ruin the story and the surprises that have been planned. “It’s disheartening,” he said.

However, some fans disagreed with Roberts and said that the photos and videos from the set help people go through Droughtlander. The producer explained that there is a big difference between behind-the-scenes pictures and shots of them actually filming scenes.

Roberts suggested that if it feels wrong to post a certain picture from the set, which may reveal too much of the plot, then the best thing to do is not to share such photos online. The producer conceded that it is difficult not to look at the photos on social media, especially during Droughtlander.