‘Outlander’ Star Sam Heughan Is Taking Fans On a Tour Of Scotland With This Fan-Favorite Co-Star
Outlander star Sam Heughan is gearing up for the start of his new docu-series on Starz titled Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham. The series, which Hueghan started as a podcast with his co-star, Graham McTavish, explores various aspects of Scottish history, taking Outlander fans on a tour of Scotland that they have always wanted. Here’s a look at Heughan’s new show, plus where the series might be going in future seasons.
Sam Heughan promotes his new show on ‘GMA’
Ahead of the premiere of his new series, Heughan appeared on Good Morning America to promote his exciting new show. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Outlander star took part in an interview on Instagram with Ginger Zee.
Heughan briefly talked about his My Peak Challenge before diving right into the show. According to Daily Record, Heughan revealed that he had a lot of fun with the “extremely grumpy” McTavish, who made sure they found themselves in some difficult situations on the show.
The actor went on to discuss a variety of topics, all while making a traditional Scottish treat called a cranachan with Zee. At one point in the interview, he joked that he should have had McTavish make the dessert instead.
Heughan also discussed his early years in the acting business and revealed that he did not start eating meat until he moved to America. Unfortunately, Heughan did not say when the series will debut on Starz, but he did promise that it will be released “soon.”
While Heughan didn’t reveal too many details about his new show, he did open up about the series in an interview from last year.
Heughan opens up about ‘Men in Kilts’
In 2019, Heughan announced his project with McTavish and revealed that it all started as a podcast. But as Heughan started doing more producing work on Outlander, he decided to take things up a notch and turn it into a series.
“The more I was getting into producing it, it’s the first thing I’d produced, and I really enjoyed it. So, I decided to make it into a TV show! We’ve finished shooting and dare I say, I think it looks really fun,” he explained.
According to Yahoo, Starz recently released a teaser for the new series that offers a good look at what’s ahead. The video features Heughan and McTavish riding around the Scottish highlands in a motorcycle and sidecar.
Along with exploring the culture and people of Scotland, the series will also take fans directly to some of the country’s most important battlefields (some of which are featured in Outlander). Some of the stops include Glencoe, which was the location of a massacre, Inverness, and Culloden.
Heughan, of course, plays the part of Jamie Fraser on the show, a character who falls in love with a time-traveling nurse named Claire (Caitriona Balfe). McTavish, meanwhile, starred as Jamie’s uncle, Dougal MacKenzie, in seasons one and two of the series.
How far with Sam Heughan and Graham McTavish take their new series?
For the first season, Men in Kilts will include eight episodes geared towards Scottish culture and history. The show will make its big debut on Starz, and considering Outlander’s loyal fan base, it is expected to draw good numbers.
If the series does well on the network, there is a good chance that Starz will approve a second season. Heughan and McTavish have not said anything about producing more content together, but good ratings could give them enough motivation to produce another run.
In the event that Starz moves forward with another season, Heughan and Graham could follow the Outlander series by visiting places featured on the show. This is pure speculation at this point, but future seasons could see the pair traveling as far away as America.
There is no doubt that Outlander fans around the world would love to see Heughan and Graham continue the series beyond the first season, regardless of the direction they take it.
Season 5 of Outlander wrapped up back in May. Filming for the new season is expected to begin in the coming months, barring any further delays due to the coronavirus pandemic.