STARZ Announces Outlander Season 3 Premiere Date—September 10!

Written by: Blake Larsen


Break out the whisky, ladies and gents, because we are finally getting Outlander! And, it's coming a tad sooner than we thought—STARZ confirmed today that Season 3 will premiere Sunday, September 10. B'bye, #Droughtlander. Hit the jump for more details and the first Season 3 poster!

We still don't know how Outlander will begin in terms of the story, or how they will tackle the monumental size of Voyager, the third book in Diana Gabaldon's series on which Season 3 is based. But, we now have a date to look forward to when it comes to our most missed show of the season.



FINALLY!

Season 3 is set for 13 episodes, likely with no interruptions.  I'm no math wiz, but let's give it a try. If they air all episodes without a break, we might be prepping for the winter holidays with a side of Fraser magic as Season 3 will likely end on Sunday, Dec. 3.

Let's break out the whisky. Wait, did I say that already? Who cares, it bears repeating given that we have less than two months to new Outlander—let's celebrate!

For those who don't know yet, Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe will headline the Outlander panel at this year’s Comic-Con in San Diego. The panel is set for Friday, July 21 at 5 p.m. PST.  Shameless plug: our Outlander Cast Street Team will be there to share all the magic with you, so stay tuned in to all our social channels for the updates.

According to EW's Outlander go-to gal Lynette Rice:
Also joining the pair on the dais in Ballroom 20 at the San Diego Convention Center are Tobias Menzies (Black Jack Randall/Frank Randall), Sophie Skelton (Brianna Randall), Richard Rankin (Roger Wakefield), executive producer Ronald D. Moore, executive producer Maril Davis, and author Diana Gabaldon.

Fans will have multiple chances to get their Outlander fix at Comic-Con. Starz has scheduled an autograph signing session with the cast in its booth, No. 4029, on July 22; on July 21 at 1:45 p.m. PT, Rankin will be one of six men on EW’s Brave New Warriors panel in Ballroom 20.


As you saw above, STARZ also released the official Outlander Season 3 key art! Behold.  


I've gotta tell ya—this is my favorite teaser poster yet. It is character-focused, sums up the plot in one simple image, has great photographic composition and it's just plain gorgeous to look at.

Oh, and if that wasn't enough, there's this mini teaser trailer too (thank you to Outlander Cast Clan Gathering member Jackie Clark for sharing):




Yessssssssssssss! THIS. IS. STUNNING.  STARZ killed it on this promo. It's exactly everything I've wanted from Season 3 promotion and more.  

Meanwhile, another photo released by STARZ today seems to hint that all might not be well in the Randall household. Hmm...






Oh! And as a friendly reminder, this is what we get to look forward to on September 10... or at least until STARZ unveils a new, FULL trailer at Comic Con next week (hint, hint):
 
What do you think about the new date and poster released today?!

15 comments

  1. So very excited to have a premier date, it is my birthday present, since mine is Sept. 12. My 60th too. Looking forward to when Jamie & Claire are together again, but know it will be some episodes before that happens. which is sad, we have to watch them living apart for 20 yrs. That is too long, but that is whar Diana G. wrote.

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    1. Thanks for reading Diana! Looks like you get the best of all b-day gifts! What are you most looking forward to for season 3?

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  2. We have liftoff...uhm...a premiere date! Only 2 months to go now. The poster & trailer are wonderful tastes of what S3 will be about, both poignant yet hopeful.

    YAY!!!

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    1. It truly is the best promo they have put out yet. Right?! I was much happier with this one than the original.

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  3. This is crazy but I'll be in Scotland when the premiere and 2nd week are shown. I understand that the U.K. will be able to watch it on a weekly basis. I HOPE I can find a way to watch it while there.

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    1. If you have Amazon - you will be able to watch it!

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  4. This is crazy but I'll be in Scotland when the premiere and 2nd week are shown. I understand that the U.K. will be able to watch it on a weekly basis. I HOPE I can find a way to watch it while there.

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  5. So excited for season 3, it's been such a long wait.

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    1. I think it'll be worth the wait - if the promo is any indication of the quality we are about to get, then as my wife would say, "Hold on to yer butts!" How do you think Ron has done so far with his adaptation?

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  6. I think the September 10th date was a shrewd decision.

    * It is the first Sunday _after_ Labor Day.
    * It is before all but one Fall Premier of Network Programming.
    * It puts the entire season in a good placed for viewers that will vote on the 2018 Emmys.
    * It won't put the season of Outlander in direct competition with GoT

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  7. All good points Michael. They did luck out that GoT is only running 7 weeks this season. But, its like they are going to capture everyone that is left with an empty space because of the shortened season. Do you think they'll be able to capture that momentum from the GoT fans?

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  8. I love the positioning of each of them on one side and the other of the stone, a barricade of "time" between them, fascinating concept-time travel...
    One detail, Jamie's left hand: wasn't it his left hand that was ruined and repaired by Claire (to the extent of her ability and technology of the time)? This picture looks like it's pretty much intact...?

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  9. Awesome news!

    Pass the popcorn and drinks are on me!

    I am so looking forward to this.

    I am going to miss our friends from Scotland S1 and 2
    but I am looking forward to seeing Jamie and Claire going on with their respective lives.

    I may be in the minority here, but I like exploring the Claire/Frank relationship too. It's interesting to see how she as a character evolved (as a doctor in her modern time. Claire will be in her element with the woman's movement)

    And I am looking forward to seeing Jamie to see how he can endure living without his soulmate Claire.

    Jamie's life was Claire--so it would be heartbreaking to see him try to endure without her.

    Kind of like Christopher Reeve in Somewhere in Time.

    I am quite confused though about one thing: Why on earth does Claire believe that Jamie is still alive after 20 years?

    That is her whole reason for going back. Yet we know Scotland at that time is quite violent, and people died young!

    Chances are Jamie would have died long before the 20 years was up.

    I think I have been watching way too many time travel shows and movies though: Instead of the linear timeline, I think she should travel back to before the battle of Colloden to let him know.

    Does this make sense?

    Sorry if it does not.

    Thanks for the ramble, September can't get here fast enough!

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  10. Awesome news!

    Pass the popcorn and drinks are on me!

    I am so looking forward to this.

    I am going to miss our friends from Scotland S1 and 2
    but I am looking forward to seeing Jamie and Claire going on with their respective lives.

    I may be in the minority here, but I like exploring the Claire/Frank relationship too. It's interesting to see how she as a character evolved (as a doctor in her modern time. Claire will be in her element with the woman's movement)

    And I am looking forward to seeing Jamie to see how he can endure living without his soulmate Claire.

    Jamie's life was Claire--so it would be heartbreaking to see him try to endure without her.

    Kind of like Christopher Reeve in Somewhere in Time.

    I am quite confused though about one thing: Why on earth does Claire believe that Jamie is still alive after 20 years?

    That is her whole reason for going back. Yet we know Scotland at that time is quite violent, and people died young!

    Chances are Jamie would have died long before the 20 years was up.

    I think I have been watching way too many time travel shows and movies though: Instead of the linear timeline, I think she should travel back to before the battle of Colloden to let him know.

    Does this make sense?

    Sorry if it does not.

    Thanks for the ramble, September can't get here fast enough!

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  11. Sound Good!!

    You can view all the Episodes of outlanders here at Fandemonium Network...http://bit.ly/2viFmT0

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