The high seas await, and Outlander will cut through the frigid North Atlantic waters as Diana Gabaldon's Voyager comes to life this winter.
The Starz series is rooted firmly in the highlands of Scotland, but Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire's (Caitriona Balfe) fates will send them across the sea in season 3. Considering showrunner Ron Moore managed to film the majority of Outlander's Parisian scenes in the UK, fans are wondering how the executive producer will manage to bridge the four thousand mile gap between Scotland and the Fraser's next destination, the Caribbean.
"Our home base will always be Scotland," Moore told Entertainment Weekly. "We're looking at various options for where to shoot the ships and where to find tropical beaches and jungles to play the Caribbean section of the story. Hopefully, we'll find a place that has both things at once so we'll only have to make one big trip for the company."
As filming for the nautical chapters will not take place until 2017, there is a chance Heughan, Balfe, and the rest of the cast will manage to escape the icy chill of a Scottish winter. Currently busy filming episode 3 and 4, the Outlander location scouts have yet to settle on a location. Will the series head to Cape Town, South Africa like Starz's Black Sails, or is a Mediterranean locale in the offing?
"Still considering our options in terms of where to shoot the ships," Moore told fans last week.
@kaybtoo Still considering our options in terms of where to shoot the ships
— Ronald D. Moore (@RonDMoore) September 17, 2016
Although filming on the tide is always a daunting task, Moore is confident his team will pass the test with flying colors.
"They're challenging shoots," Moore said, according to Entertainment Weekly. "Anything having to do with the water is very challenging for any production. But my production company is called Tall Ship. This to me is going be a lot of fun."
Catch up with Claire and Jamie when Outlander returns to Starz in 2017.