Friday, March 29, 2024

Season eight is filming. From the book, Written in my Own Hearts Blood.



While answering questions on Facebook, Diana Gabaldon comments about what may be used in season eight to end the show from her final book of Outlander. 

"Yes, it _will_ happen.  But let me tell you something; it wouldn't matter if Book Ten had been completely written and released last year.  The show has TEN episodes for Season Eight.  Period, the end, no further show.

They haven't yet used any material (or minimal) from WRITTEN IN MY OWN HEART'S BLOOD or GO TELL THE BEES THAT I AM GONE.  Plus what _is_ written of Book Ten (I've told them what might be helpful to them in terms of the ending (the book does _have_ an ending), but that doesn't mean they'll use it.

While there's always judgement as to what they can and can't use in the show (look at all the screaming every time a new season comes out and _doesn't_ have "X" scene, lines, whatever that people wanted to see), just imagine having to choose from (roughly) 3000 pages of crammed Story, the events you can use to make something at least coherent out of.

So you'll see some of the big moments from the previous books, plus some material from Book Ten--but you're sure not getting the full story of Book Ten, nor would you ever".



News for season eight... 


New additions 

Book nine characters incorporated into season eight.. to wrap up... 



Cast long forgotten in season seven, returns!




Just a glimpse into the set walk through with the cast.... season eight.





Fan made from the original video... by Sabine Galke

Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Blood of My Blood, the Starz prequel of Outlander

Although Diana Gabaldon did not pen either story for tv and will not tell the story of Claire Beauchamp's parents in any of her books, she will however have a Novella finished sometime in the near future about Jamie's parents, Black Brian (Lovatt) and Ellen MacKenzie.


Here are a few announcements from the Starz team, including cast reveals. 


A few surprises. It seems we get a peek at the childhood of the clan in Blood of My Blood! Grant O'Roarke and Stephen Walters announced on Father's day that their real life sons play their characters as wee ones. Not sure how this fits into the story, but it could be, a day in the life at castle Leoch kind of scene.










Added secondary cast




Added cast.






Article from an interview with Tony Curran, who plays Simon Fraser aka Lord Lovat.

https://www.tvinsider.com/1124715/blood-of-my-blood-outlander-prequel-tony-curran-simon-fraser-lord-lovat/



Welcome new comers to old characters, Rory Alexander as Murtach, Sam Retford as Dougal MacKenzie, Seamus McLean Ross as Colum MacKenzie, Conor MacNeill


Cast of the new prequel Blood of My Blood. 


New casting announcement, complete break down from Variety

https://variety.com/2024/tv/news/outlander-prequel-series-blood-of-my-blood-cast-1235922568/



First pictures of Claire's parents Henry Beauchamp and Julia Moriston on the set of the prequel series in Glasgow.







We will continue posting on this highly anticipated series.