Outlander returns to Starz for season 3 this fall, based on the third book in Diana Gabaldon’s acclaimed series. This third season promises to be bigger than ever before, as the story moves away from Scotland, onto the open seas and toward Jamaica. The series will also include some time spent in Claire’s (Caitriona Balfe) own time, as we saw in recently released images.
Season 3 picks up where season 2 left off, with Claire returned to her time, and to her first husband, but pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Hueghan) child. As fans of the books know, she spends years in this time, before finally returning to the past to seek out her true love. Now, a new teaser for the season gives fans a glimpse at both Claire and Jamie’s lives, before they find each other again.
The teaser was posted today by Starz , and includes scenes of Claire in her time (at her daughter’s graduation, working at the hospital) and Jamie in his (riding a horse, at Culloden) as Jamie’s voice is heard talking about his love for Claire.
The network has also released a synopsis for the upcoming season:
“In Season Three of “Outlander,” the story picks up right after Claire travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank. Meanwhile, in the 18th century, Jamie suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire. As the years pass, Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love. The budding possibility that Claire can return to Jamie in the past breathes new hope into Claire’s heart… as well as new doubt. Separated by continents and centuries, Claire and Jamie must find their way back to each other. As always, adversity, mystery, and adventure await them on the path to reunion. And the question remains: when they find each other, will they be the same people who parted at the standing stones, all those years ago?”
The story has followed the books quite closely, so fans of the series will already know what is in store for Claire and Jamie. Fans of the show, however, can surmise from the teaser and synopsis that Claire and Jamie will, eventually, be reunited in time, but not how that manages to happen.
Outlander season 3 premieres in September on Starz.