Season five of Outlander has come to an end and the sixth is still in post-production. That is why fans of the love and adventure story of Jamie and Claire Fraser, characters who are played by Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe respectively, are eager to know how this drama based on the books by Diana Gabaldon will continue.
However, there are still several months to go to see Jamie and Claire starring in the sixth season of Outlander Since, in addition to being extra short, it will only be published in 2022. But, as recently as Sam Heughan leaked details of what is to come, from Spoiler we collected six data that, probably, the fans of the series were unaware and will make the wait a lot more enjoyable.
6 Unknown Outlander Facts:
1. It was inspired by Doctor Who:
Diana Gabaldón herself said, more than once, that her novels are inspired by the character from Doctor Who, Jamie McCrimmon. “I was thinking about a historical novel when I saw an old chapter of Doctor Who. Jamie impressed me with his attitude and masculine gallantry and I thought the skirt was quite attractive”, He began recounting.
So much so that, from there, came his idea of a man, with Kilt, in Scotland. “I decided to set the book in Scotland in the 18th century and it had no plot, nothing, just the idea of a man in a kilt. I called him Jamie, but I didn’t rely on anything else from Doctor Who”, He revealed.
2. Caitriona Balfe was not the first chosen to be Claire:
In 2010, when the idea of capturing what Diana Gabaldón wrote on the small screen began, everything indicated that Outlander it was intended as a movie. And, if realized, Katherine Heigl was the one who resonated the most to bring the protagonist to life.
3. There is no translation from Gaelic for a reason:
In the first seasons, when Claire just arrived at Jamie’s time and both he and the members of his clan speak in native Gaelic neither the protagonist can understand them nor the viewers since no translation is done. And the rationale provided by producer Ronald Moore is simple: They want viewers to feel what it’s like to be Claire Beachump, who can’t understand what they’re talking about her.
4. UK was about to ban Outlander:
It was in the fall of 2014 that the first season of OutlanderBut even so, the UK did not arrive until March 2015 for one reason: politicians. As revealed by the Scottish Herald in 2015, the president of Sony Pictures was in a meeting with the then Prime Minister, David Cameron, who asked him to delay the broadcast of the series until the vote for Scottish independence.
From what the aforementioned portal revealed, the fear of the Government was due to the fact that the heroic Scots fighting for their freedom in fiction could have influenced the voters to become independent from the United Kingdom. And, apparently, it was a necessary move since they fulfilled their mission.
5. The North Carolina scenes are filmed in Scotland:
For the first three seasons, Jamie and Claire’s story takes place in the most iconic Scottish Highlands. However, in the fourth edition, the couple moves to America, more precisely North Carolina, but the trip was pure fiction since the cast and production team are still in Scotland.
“We have our team and studio here in Scotland, so it was much better to stay here. Scotland makes a very good North Carolina”Matt Roberts commented to Digital Spy in 2018 assuring that, all the scenes from season four were filmed in Trossachs.
6. How Jamie and Claire’s story will end:
So far, there are eight books of Outlander and, on November 23, Diana Gabaldón will premiere the ninth. Although, it will be only in the tenth when the writer explains why the ghost of Jamie watches Claire from the window in the winter of 1946.
“It will be the last thing in the last book. I hope to leave the fans in tears, but, you know, happier than ever”Gabaldon announced.
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