"Outlander" is known for being set in Scotland, but Jamie and Claire often venture outside of the highlands on the Starz drama. In Season 3 the cast is currently filming those scenes in Cape Town, South Africa. Showrunner Ronald D. Moore told International Business Times that shooting on location definitely changed the atmosphere on the "Outlander" set. By Nicole Massabrook
"It gave a different vibe to the production, which was great because it was leaving Scotland in story and going somewhere else," Moore told IBT at ATX Television Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday. "You felt a different energy on the set because they were somewhere else."
Moore said the "Outlander" crew members were just delighted to be out of the damp, gloomy weather, even if that means suffering through some sunburn. "It's a very different place. It's completely different from Scotland," he explained. "You can see all the people, all the Scots in the crew, were out like baking in the sun and getting sunburned because they were just so in love with seeing the sun for a change."
It seems the executive producer likes change. He said he is excited for fans to see how Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire's (Caitriona Balfe) Season 3 story differs from the first two years.
Scottish cast members like Sam Heughan have to remember the SPF while they film "Outlander" Season 3 in South Africa.
"It's another completely different season. Just as each book is a completely different experience, each season of ours is a different experience," he noted. "This season is going to move the show from Scotland. It's going to go to sea; it's going to end up in the Caribbean. It's gonna look and feel completely different and advances the story dramatically, so I'm just excited that once again, the show is evolving and sort of ever changing."
Of course, Moore wasn't at ATX Television Festival to talk too much about "Outlander." He was actually there for a "Battlestar Galactica" reunion. The Syfy show went off the air in 2009, but the whole cast joined the writer in Texas to look back on the show. While "Battlestar Galactica" and "Outlander" both have intense fan bases, Moore wouldn't say which are more passionate.
"Star Trek beats 'em all," he laughed. "Nobody is more intense than a Star Trek fan, let me tell ya."