Production for Season 4 of Outlander is in full swing and the cast and crew just filmed a major scene from Diana Gabaldon’s Drums of Autumn. Last week, executive producer Maril Davis teased on social media that they are currently filming Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) reunion with Brianna (Sophie Skelton) — and a new on-set photo confirmed that the highly anticipated reunion is officially underway.
The Sophie Skelton Group shared a behind-the-scenes photo of the actress and Heughan on the set of Outlander. Heughan is dressed in period clothing in the pic while Skelton is warming up underneath a large black coat.
The photo is a major hint that Jamie and Brianna will reunite in Season 4 of Outlander, just like they did in Gabaldon’s 4th book. Based on the fact that Heughan is in period dress, it’s safe to say that Brianna is the one who travels back in time to meet up with her parents.
And suddenly it was all simple. He held out his arms to her. She stepped into them and found that she had been wrong; he was as big as she’d imagined—and his arms were as strong about her as she had ever dared to hope.#DrumsOfAutumn Chap. 41@SkeltonSophie @SamHeughan#Outlander pic.twitter.com/TzrHru1DWh
— SophieSkeltonGroup (@SophieSkeltonUK) April 12, 2018
Jamie’s reunion with Brianna is a moment that many Outlander fans are looking forward to in the new season. We do not know how closely the series will follow the books regarding the reunion, but executive producer Ronald D. Moore recently teased that changes are ahead due to timeline restraints. This probably means that the reunion will go down slightly differently on the show, but it sounds like it will still meet expectations at the end of the day.
We were formally introduced to Skelton’s character in Season 3 of Outlander after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) left Jamie and travelled back to her own time. Claire eventually reunited with Jamie in Season 3, but not after leaving Brianna behind with Roger (Richard Rankin).
Fans of the books already knew that Brianna and Jamie would eventually reunite, and it looks like the reunion will happen as planned in the upcoming season. Exactly when the reunion will take place in Season 4 is anyone’s guess. We can only hope that it’s sooner rather than later.
Along with Skelton and Heughan’s pic, producers recently released an on-set photo of Caitriona Balfe. The actress was shown smiling big for the cameras while riding a horse in period dress.
Season 4 will follow Jamie and Claire as they set up new lives for themselves in the American colonies just prior to the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War. With the couple in a completely new country, fans can expect to meet a slew of new characters next season and we can’t wait until Droughtlander is finally over.
Starz has not announced an official premiere date for Season 4 of Outlander, but the series is expected to return sometime this fall.