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

A new picture of Claire (Caitriona Balfe) from “Outlander” season 3 has been released online. The producers have also released a behind-the-scenes picture that shows filming of the recently released trailer.

The image of Claire was released in the form of a GIF. It shows the character sitting next to a fireplace while reading something. Is she researching the whereabouts of Jamie (Sam Heughan) after finding out he is still alive after the Battle of Culloden?

Meanwhile, the producers released a picture of Balfe and Heughan filming the scene shown in the trailer released a few days ago. The picture shows the two actors leaning against the magical stone at Craigh Na Dun on either side, showing the anguish that Claire and Jamie feel without each other.

The separation will be a big part of the show this year. The first few episodes will look at the parallel journeys of Claire and Jamie in their respective timelines.

The recently released trailer that came with the announcement of the release date emphasises the pain during the separation for both Claire and Jamie. The big moment in the video is the time when Claire and Jamie lean on the stone, thinking about each other. The producers have now released a picture that shows the filming of this scene.

For Heughan’s character, the next season will begin from the battle of Culloden, and for Balfe’s character, it will begin from the time she arrives in the US with her husband Frank (Tobias Menzies).

“Outlander” season 3 is based on Diana Gabaldon’s book “Voyager,” with some elements borrowed from the next book “Drums of Autumn.” More details about the plot and the new characters will be revealed at the San Diego Comic-Con.

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The much-awaited announcement of the release date for “Outlander” season 3 is finally here. Along with the announcement, fans were treated to a goosebumps-inducing trailer. Meanwhile, a short scene from the show has leaked online, revealing the heartbreaking challenges Jamie (Sam Heughan) will go through this year. (Read more: 'Outlander' season 3: Two new videos released; Heart breaking scene of Jamie and goosebumps inducing trailer).