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Why Book Fans Should Be Super Excited About Outlander Season 3

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Adaptations of books have become some of the biggest hits on television, ranging from the established Game of Thrones to the freshman American Gods. Fans of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series have gotten two seasons of gorgeous and enthralling action that has brought Claire and Jamie to life on the small screen. The first two seasons weren't entirely faithful to the books, but the third season will somewhat different. Diana Gabaldon herself took to social media to reassure readers about Season 3, posting this:

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You can't get much more clear than that! Diana Gabaldon's tweet confirmed one fan's suspicion that Season 3 is going to be very close to the events of the third book, called Voyager. Of course, even if she was in the mood to spoil everything that's going to happen on the show, there's not exactly room in 140 characters or less to go into detail, so we don't know exactly how closely the events of the third season will stick to the events of the third book. Still, readers should be pretty happy to know that the adaptation will be fairly faithful when it returns. Gabaldon is on board as a consultant, so we can definitely trust her word.

We do already know a few differences from the books, including a look at the Battle of Culloden that we didn't see on the page. That said, the changes may be as simple as filling in some of the blanks that weren't covered in any of the novels. The first two seasons added extra scenes in the present to offset all the action in the past. If we're lucky, the changes will be mostly additions rather than omissions. As somebody who has been known to complain when movie and TV adaptations diverge from source material in major ways, I'm looking forward to see how the third season and the third book compare. Given that it's been more than ten months since we last saw new episodes, I'll take pretty much anything at this point.

Unfortunately, we still have a while longer to wait before we get to see Season 3, which is set to debut in September on Starz. At least we still have the books. Stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest in TV news, and don't forget to check out our summer TV premiere schedule to discover all your viewing options now and in the coming weeks. Be sure to drop by our rundowns for cable/streaming and broadcast TV renewals and cancellations as well. Our TV season finale schedule can give you all you need to know about your shows ending. If you'd like a sneak peek of what's to come in Season 3, take a gander at our breakdown of what we know so far.

Laura Hurley

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