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If you're a fan of Outlander, surely you remember those first few glorious seasons before the action jumped a couple of decades ahead, correct? One hallmark of those early seasons, was that Sam Heughan's Jamie Fraser was still firmly a Highland warrior, and was pretty much always in a kilt whenever he wasn't in one state of undress or another. Well, even though the past couple of seasons have seen Jamie don regular ol' pants as his normal attire, Heughan pulled the traditional dress out recently and got all kilted up to help hype his new Starz series, Men in Kilts.
Sam Heughan joined his former Outlander co-star Graham McTavish to help promote their upcoming series, which has the full title of Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham. The duo appeared in a short video posted to the show's Twitter page, and it should help get fans excited for the new project. Take a look!
We first heard about Men in Kilts back in early June, when it was initially announced, and we were gifted a very early trailer for the show. The roadtrip docuseries follows Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish as they adventure around Scotland to learn more about the country in general, as well as the people and historical events that shaped its history throughout the centuries. This will include delving into some of the historical people, places and things which have helped to inform Outlander, so there should be plenty of tidbits for fans of the show to enjoy. (Besides our enjoyment of any actual men in kilts, I mean.)
Heughan and McTavish co-created Men in Kilts, along with executive producing it, and will bring us eight half-hour episodes to help tide fans over during the (continued) long Droughtlander we have ahead of us yet. This might not be the Outlander spinoff that many fans have been hoping for, but it seems clear that the antics and education that will be offered up can probably get us through a few Season 6-less weeks.
While Sam Heughan and some of his current co-stars have spoken a lot recently about being more than ready to get back to work, Outlander's executive producer, Maril Davis, talked openly about the challenges the show will have while filming right now. Not only will they probably need to rethink some major crowd-heavy scenes (like battles), but the show's writers and producers will also have to figure out how to work around the fact that Outlander has been sorta sexytime-focused for five seasons, and that kind of closeness is now considerably less of an option that it was before.
Men in Kilts is set to debut at some point in early 2021 on Starz, so stay tuned to CinemaBlend for the latest. For more on what to watch in the meantime, be sure to see what else is coming to the small screen next year!