A picture of Sam Heughan as Jamie and Caitriona Balfe as Claire from the first season of Starz TV series "Outlander." Facebook/ Outlander

There is lots of sunshine and things to do to relax in South Africa, but the cast and crew of “Outlander” season 3 will find that it’s no holiday on the set. Caitriona Balfe talked about working in a new country in a recent interview, and also apologized for the long Droughtlander this year. Meanwhile, Sam Heughan joined a United Voices rally to show his support.

Speaking to ETOnline, Balfe (Claire) said that in her mind she is going for a “three-month holiday,” however she knows that she will be spending her days working for the show, and she won’t have too much time for leisure. The actress added that despite the hectic filming schedule it will be “great” and “really exciting.”

Balfe will be heading to South Africa next week. Some of the producers and the crew of the show are already there, and are preparing the sets for the show. The actress also revealed that she has read the scripts for the remaining episodes of “Outlander” season 3, and described them as “really great.”

Just as it happened last year, the show will feel like a new one once again. Balfe explained how the show does it every year, by flipping it on its head. After taking the fans through Paris, the show will now take the viewers to Jamaica. However, the new season will start with the separate storylines of Claire and Jamie, before their reunion. Balfe hopes the fans will be happy with what they have created this year.

While the cast members have some time on their hands before heading to South Africa, Heughan (Jamie) decided to join the United Voices Rally. In a video posted on YouTube the actor says that the rally is to show unity with all the artists who were there with him that day. He said that it’s not just the people from the US, but people from across the world showing their support.

Meanwhile, Co-executive Producer Matthew B. Roberts continues to tease spoiler-free behind-the-scenes pictures from the production set. His new picture is of a “puddle” in South Africa, which seems to be reflecting one of the filming locations being used this year.

“Outlander” season 3 is set to return in September. The filming is scheduled to be completed by June. There will be no break for the cast and crew after filming wraps, and they will start rolling the cameras for season 4 immediately.

Credit: twitter/ Matthew B. Roberts