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

Production of “Outlander” Season 3 will begin in August, cast member Sam Heughan has confirmed. The plot will be based on Diana Gabaldon’s next book in the series titled “Voyager.” Although the story includes a sea voyage and exotic new locations, production will still return to Scotland.

While answering questions on Twitter, Heughan confirmed that he will be busy filming his scenes for the show in August. The production was supposed to start in 2017, but it appears that the producers have overcome the technical and logistics challenges to end Droughtlander quickly.

According to a report by The Courier, filming will begin in Scotland between August 21 and Sept. 22. It should be noted that Scotland is the primary base for the production of the Starz TV series. Even for the second season, while the cast and crew travelled to Prague and other locations to film scenes depicting France, many of the indoor scenes were filmed in Scotland.

The soundstage in Scotland may once again be used for the indoor scenes of “Outlander” Season 3. There will also be some outdoor scenes filmed in the country, as the flashback scenes are expected to show what happened during and after the Battle of Culloden.

Some of the locations in Scotland that have been used in the past include Dysart Harbour, Culross, Doune Castle, Kinloch Rannoch, Falkland and Aberdour Castle. The filming locations have attracted a large number of tourists, who are interested in learning more about the historic locations after the TV series became a huge international hit.

The filming locations for “Outlander” Season 3 are yet to be announced. “Voyager” takes the main characters to the Caribbean, so the fans can expect some sandy beaches to be one of the filming locations of the TV series. The cast and crew may get to travel to Jamaica or other exotic locations when the production begins.

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