A picture of Tobias Menzies as Frank and Caitriona Balfe as Claire in the Starz TV series "Outlander." Facebook/ Outlander

This may not be the last time fans get to see Tobias Menzies as Frank. In a recent interview, executive producer Ronald D. Moore talked about their conversations about the return of the character, and also about some important elements of “Outlander” season 3.

In the first few episodes of the show, fans are going to see shots of Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) life over a period of twenty years. There is little time to explore the impact of Brianna (Sophie Skelton) on the relationship of her parents, Moore said in an interview with Showbizjunkies. The new season will show Bree graduating high school, shortly after which her parents face an “ultimate break,” then Frank passes away.

Moore kept the door open for the return of Frank in season 4 and 5, in which they expect to explore Brianna’s life in detail. Menzies may return when the backstory of Bree is explored in the future. However, season 3 will show how Brianna brings her parents closer as a child, because both Frank and Claire are committed to raising their daughter, even though they mostly live separate lives in their house in Boston.

In terms of the structure, fans will get to see the parallel lives of Claire and Jamie (Sam Heughan) in their respective timelines. However, Moore said this will not be done to match the era of the two characters. “… it’s not literally five years pass in Jamie’s story and five years in Claire’s,” Moore said.

As far as Jamie is concerned, “Outlander” season 3 will certainly show an interesting evolution of the character. Fans will see him in the Battle of Culloden, living in a cave, at Hellwater, and later in a print shop. Moore said that the story allowed them to open up the character in a different way this year.

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