Outlander fans can’t wait for the new season to start. Droughtlander seems surprisingly dull, but at least there’s a possibility we may see some of our favorite actors in the new project, Clan Lands. Sam Heughan, who plays Jamie Fraser on Outlander and Graham McTavish, who played Dougal MacKenzie, have partnered together in an all-new podcast turned television show.
‘Clan Lands’ was a podcast that is now being turned into a television show
The brand-new project, Clan Lands is, “Based on the Scottish Clans, their history, culture and the landscape of Scotland… if these two don’t get lost or drunk. Or both,” according to the official Instagram account.
McTavish had the original idea 30 years ago. Clan Lands has recently changed a lot from its original podcast idea. It’s now morphed into a television show with a more visual angle. It doesn’t yet have a network to call home, but it’s sure to be on our screens soon enough.
Will any other cast members from ‘Outlander’ be involved with ‘Clan Lands’?
McTavish recently spoke with the Scottish Sun about the new venture. So, will the cast of Outlander be involved in the new project? McTavish didn’t give too much away, but he hinted about “nice surprises” to come. “I don’t want to give too much away but it’s safe to say there will be the occasional little visit from some people and hopefully they are nice surprises for viewers,” McTavish said.
‘Clan Lands’ is ‘visually incredible’
“The idea was to do a podcast and then the more we talked we thought, ‘Why not film it?’ McTavish said. “It’s visually incredible so it’s morphed into something that is so much more.”
From humble beginnings as just a small podcast, the project turned into a huge operation. “It turned into three cameras plus a drone, full crew and locations all over Scotland,” said McTavish. “We have lots of interesting guests, some surprises and it has taken on a life of its own. We are very excited.”
When will ‘Clan Lands’ be released?
The new project with Heughan and McTavish at the helm is expected to be landing on television sometime next summer. Fans can’t wait to see their favorite actors in the new show. Clan Lands is going to be very popular with Outlander fans, especially if there’s a good chance they may see even more actors from the show participating in the project.
The new venture is sure to be full of laughter and amusement, considering the two who are hosting it. “The show is an exploration of things but the style is light-hearted and Sam and I, even though I have a lot of history with Scotland and great interest and knowledge, are just two enthusiastic amateurs,” McTavish said.
Sam Heughan is launching his own whiskey
Heughan seems to be busy in-between seasons of Outlander. He’s undertaking his own whiskey brand, The Sassenach Unique Spirits. He’s been sharing behind-the-scenes information about this new project on his social media. He shared a preview of the custom logo on his Instagram. “Unique. @sassenachspirits Distilling now in Scotland… Drop by drop,” Heughan captioned the post.
He’s already created the bottle stoppers for the whiskey, which he also shared on his social media. “The stoppers are ready…! The bottles are full of delicious, unique @sassenachspirits whisky! Who’s excited to try?!”
Outlander fans have a lot to look forward to in the coming months, including the premiere of the upcoming season. The more Outlander-related things, the better.