Outlander boss explains 'tough' filming moment when crew 'lost their minds'
2024/04/02

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Cave scenes can be particularly challenging to film, especially when it comes to lighting. Executive producer Matthew B Roberts sheds light on the difficulties the crew faced while shooting a cave scene in the upcoming seventh season of Outlander. In the episode titled "Death Be Not Proud," Jamie takes Claire to a cave where he keeps some of the gold that he took. Inside the cave, they stumble upon the skeleton of a Spanish man. Despite the lack of fight sequences or visual effects, this scene presented a unique challenge. Real caves don't have natural openings for sunlight to filter through and illuminate the scene.

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The art department had to get creative by creating holes in the cave to allow some light in. These holes were necessary to ensure that the audience could see Jamie and Claire clearly, as their presence is crucial to the show.

While fans await the release of the remaining eight episodes of season seven, news of an Outlander prequel titled "Outlander: Blood of My Blood" has been announced. Production has officially begun on the 10-episode series, which will explore the lives of Jamie Fraser's parents and Claire Beauchamp's parents. The role of Jamie's mother, Ellen MacKenzie, will be played by Harriet Slater, while Jamie Roy takes on the role of Brian Fraser. Hermoine Corfield and Jeremy Irvine will portray Claire's parents, Julia Moriston and Henry Beauchamp, respectively.

Stay tuned for more Outlander news and catch up on the series on Starz.

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