Sam Heughan
Scottish actor Sam Heughan from the TV series "Outlander" poses during a photocall at the 55th Monte Carlo Television Festival in Monaco June 14, 2015. Reuters/Eric Gaillard

The work never ends for the popular Starz TV series. Just as the team celebrated a wrap party after filming in South Africa, the writers are diving straight into writing “Outlander” season 4. The show has elaborate costumes and often takes characters to new worlds, and this requires the production schedule to be planned in advance.

The fans are yet to see what the team has come up with this year, but co-executive producer and writer Matthew B. Roberts is busy re-reading Diana Gabaldon’s novel “Drums of Autumn,” heading into the writer’s room to start working on the script for next season. The producer is also involved in the filming process, so the work never seems to end for him.

Some scenes in “Drums of Autumn” may have been incorporated in the current season, though the plot is mostly based on “Voyager.” The writers have a tendency to mix things up and surprise fans with some additions. This is done to ensure a smooth continuity of the story.

Meanwhile, Sam Heughan (Jamie) already has ideas about what they can expect at the wrap party of season 4. He and Caitriona Balfe (Claire) celebrated the last day of filming in South Africa in a pool with beer; the actor also wondered if they would get a bouncy castle or funfair next year.

Apart from filming, Heughan has been involved in philanthropic activities. He appeared in a new video posted on the Kickstarter campaign of Youth Theatre Arts Scotland.

In the video, the actor thanked everyone who contributed to help reach the goal they initially set, but asked supporters to continue giving to make sure the organisation is able to make the event better. The funds are being raised for the National Festival of Youth Theatre, which is aimed at helping young actors in Scotland showcase their skill as well as learn new tricks of the trade.

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