Ronald Moore
Executive producer Ronald Moore participates in the Starz "Outlander" panel at the Television Critics Association (TCA) Winter Press Tour in Pasadena, California, January 9, 2015. Reuters/David McNew

The production of “Outlander” Season 3 finally began a few days ago, making it a little easier for the fans to deal with Droughtlander. Executive Producer Ronald D. Moore and previously teased how the plot will take the cast and crew to new locations for another thrilling adventure.

In an interview with Variety, Moore had said that the story this time takes the viewers across the Atlantic, and the main cast members will eventually land in Jamaica. After spending some time in the Caribbean, the characters end up in the New World.

Every new season of the show comes with its own unique challenges. The second season required Terry Dresbach to create extravagant costumes, as the plot had taken Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) to France. The new challenge for the producers this year may be logistics, as they will have to film scenes on a ship, and then take the production unit to exotic beach locations to film the Jamaica scenes.

Moore said that “Outlander” Season 3 is “exciting” in terms of the creativity involved. However, it will be “very hard” when it comes to the actual production. The team will have to scout new locations, build new sets, cast new actors, create new costumes and showcase different eras.

This makes the production challenges of the Starz TV series unique. Most other TV shows are able to reuse most of the costumes and sets created in the first season. Moore said that the new challenges every year increases expenses, increases the time needed to prepare everything for smooth filming and more importantly it takes more “mental energy” to solve the new problems they face.

“Outlander” Season 3 is based on Diana Gabaldon’s book “Voyager.” Moore said that his job was to “service” the loyal and dedicated fans of the book series, and at the same time make the show appealing for the new viewers who have never read the books.