Dinna fash, Outlander fans! This year's Droughtlander will be over before you know it.
The creative minds behind Starz's hit series are industrious ones. Showrunner Ron Moore and his crew were certain the powers that be would hand down a renewal, which gave them the chance to get the ball rolling on Diana Gabaldon's Voyager.
"We haven't stopped working, and we just went straight over from season two to season three," writer Matthew B. Roberts told The Hollywood Reporter. "We carried the writers room over and a few people in Scotland continued to prep for next season. Outlander is a beast of a show to produce, so if we took a normal break, a regular hiatus like a normal show, we would already be behind. Now the fans can have it sooner than what they think. The Droughtlander won't be as long as they expect."
That's music to our ears! The series, which is currently building up to the climactic Battle of Culloden, received a double renewal earlier this month. Once Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) sail through Voyager, it's full steam ahead for Drums of Autumn.
"Outlander is like nothing seen before on television," Starz CEO Chris Albrecht said. "From its depiction of a truly powerful female lead character, to the devastating decimation of the Highlander way of life, to what is a rarely seen genuine and timeless love story, it is a show that not only transports the viewer, but inspires the passion and admiration of its fans."
Catch up with the Frasers in season 2's next episode, "Prestonpans" (see a preview below).
"Trusting in Claire's knowledge of "history," Jamie leads the Jacobite army into a critical battle with British opposition near the town of Preston," Starz revealed. "Meanwhile, Claire attends to the dead and dying, a reminder of the truest costs of war."
Catch Outlander Saturdays at 10 p.m. ET on Starz.