Droughtlander ended a month early for the lucky fans who made it to Starz’ Outlander panel at the New York Comic Con. Starz surprised the audience with a screening of season four’s first episode followed by a panel featuring Sam Heughan (“Jamie Fraser”), Caitriona Balfe (“Claire Randall Fraser”), Sophie Skelton (“Brianna Randall”), Richard Rankin (“Roger Wakefield”), writer/executive producer Ronald D. Moore, and executive producer Maril Davis. Outlander author Daiana appearance at the panel was another surprise for New York Comic Con Outlander fans.
If you weren’t able to attend NYCC, then you’ll have to patiently wait for the season four premiere on November 4, 2018. However, Starz did bring the fourth season’s “Americana-themed” title credits online for fans to check out.
The Season 4 Plot:
“Season Four of Outlander continues the story of time-traveling 20th century doctor Claire Fraser and her 18th century Highlander husband Jamie Fraser as they try to make a home for themselves in colonial America. We find the Frasers in North Carolina, in a place called Fraser’s Ridge at yet another turning point in history – the cusp of the American Revolution. As Claire and Jamie build their life together in the rough and dangerous backcountry of North Carolina, they must negotiate a tenuous loyalty to the current British ruling class, despite Claire’s knowledge of the bloody rebellion to come.
Along the way, the Frasers cross paths with notorious pirate and smuggler Stephen Bonnet in a fateful meeting that will come back to haunt the Fraser family. Meanwhile, in the 20th century, things heat up between Claire and Jamie’s daughter, Brianna Randall and Roger Wakefield, the historian who helped search for Jamie in the past. But as they grow closer, the young couple realize they have very different ideas about the future of their relationship. However, when Roger and Brianna search for proof that Brianna’s parents reunited in the 18th century, a shocking discovery makes them both consider following in Claire’s footsteps.”
A Look Back at Outlander Season Three:
“Book Three picks up right after Claire (Balfe) travels through the stones to return to her life in 1948. Now pregnant with Jamie’s (Heughan) child, she struggles with the fallout of her sudden reappearance and its effect on her marriage to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies).
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?”