Effectively, the Outlander season 3 finale table read is a rite of passage. It signals that the end of production is near, and hiatus will be starting up soon. It takes more hours and work from the cast and crew that can ever be quantified in a single article. It’s an achievement, but there is a certain degree of sadness about it given that no one will ever be in this same exact place at the same time again. It’s probably a little bit sadder when you remember that filming is in such a special place this spring in South Africa.
In the post on Twitter below, first assistant director Nick Heckstall-Smith confirms that the finale read-through took place earlier today. Of course, the nameplate is covering the episode title; this is the sort of thing Starz is not keen on revealing in advance, since often these do tie into the individual stories that are coming week after week.
This episode will be filming over the coming weeks, and signs point to filming wrapping up in early June. This will mark an emotional goodbye to these stories, but also a period of much-deserved rest for many parties. Work is already beginning for some on season, but filming proper probably won’t happen until later this year at the earliest. So far, the majority of the work has been in the realm of trying to get locations set and make sure that places are primed for the cast and crew to do their magic after the fact.
As for viewers, very little has changed since the last announcement: Signs point to Outlander season 3 premiering at some point this September on Starz. There should be a new trailer released during the summer, possibly during San Diego Comic-Con or prior to a broadcast on the network. With the Droughtlander coming to a close soon, it’s expected that there will be a little more in the way of news frequently shared about some of what the producers and the cast have in store for us.
In summation, buckle up — there’s a fun ride coming for all very soon!
— Nick Heckstall-Smith (@heckstallsmith) 18 мая 2017 г.