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

The countdown to “Outlander” season 3 has officially begun, with new GIFs and behind-the-scenes pictures of the premiere episode. After the longest Droughtlander, the show will finally return on Sept. 10.

The GIFs released by the official Twitter page of the Starz TV series tease the format of the show this year. Fans will get to see the life of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) in Boston as she prepares to be a doctor. There will also be flashbacks of what happened to Jamie (Sam Heughan) during and after the Battle of Culloden. Both characters will pine for each other while meeting the challenges of their respective lives.

A behind-the-scenes picture of the Battle of Culloden has been shared on the official Instagram page of the TV series. Jamie will be facing off against his mortal enemy Black Jack (Tobias Menzies) in this fight.

Heughan in his blood-soaked Highlander costume and Menzies wearing the British officer costume can be seen in the picture, along with the crew members of the show. The picture appears to have been taken during a break between shots, and some of the extras can be seen in the background.

Meanwhile, co-executive producer Matthew B. Roberts also shared a behind-the-scenes picture of the Battle of Culloden. The picture was taken while filming a major action sequence. As war rages around them, Black Jack is seen approaching two men in this scene.

The Battle of Culloden is the main part of the premiere episode of “Outlander” season 3. The title of the episode is “The Battle Joined.”

While fans wait for the premiere episode, Roberts has a fun game for everyone online. The rules of the game: the producer shares a picture from one of the previous episodes of the show, and fans have to guess which episode it is from.

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Even while filming #Outlander battle scenes, count on @SamHeughan to crack a smile on the set. #STARZ #BTS

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One more month before #thebattlejoined #outlander #bjr #blackjack #bts #ittakesavillage

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