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 first few images of “Outlander” Season 3 have been released online. The pictures tease the scene of battle at Culloden, with Jamie and Black Jack in the thick of the fighting. Meanwhile, the role of adult Fergus has been cast.

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Entertainment Weekly got the first look at the new season. A video posted on YouTube shows the editor of the magazine Lynette Rice explaining how the show will vary from Diana Gabaldon’s book “Voyager,” on which the plot of the next season is based.

The TV series will begin with the Battle of Culloden, which is not how the book starts. In the book Jamie (Sam Heughan) wakes up after the battle not able to recall what happened. The Executive Producer of the Starz TV series, Ronald D. Moore, decided that the fans deserved to see scenes of the battle, as it was the main plot of the second season.

So, “Outlander” Season 3 premiere episode will start with a big battle, and a face-off between Black Jack (Tobias Menzies) and Jamie. Caitriona Balfe (Claire) has revealed that the first few episodes will tell two parallel stories from the point of view of the two main characters.

While Jamie battles the British army in the 18th century, Claire is back in the 20th century with her first husband Frank.

Pictures of the premiere episode have been posted on Entertainment Weekly website. Talking about the battle scenes, Heughan said that he loved doing those scenes. He teased that the fighting felt “very intense” and “very emotional” for both Jamie and Black Jack, and added that the battle was something that they were both looking forward to.

Meanwhile, the casting news for “Outlander” Season 3 continues. César Domboy has been cast to play the role of adult Fergus, Entertainment Weekly reports. According to the official character description, the character has grown up “with a strong sense of loyalty and decorum, despite his unconventional upbringing.” He has also been described as the “ultimate romantic.”