‘Outlander’ Season 3: The wait is almost over! Drool over these 8 photos of Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe & Tobias Menzies

Outlander” Season 3, which premieres on Starz this September, will pick up right after Claire (Caitriona Balfe) travels through time and returns to her 1948 life. Pregnant with Jamie’s (Sam Heughan) child, Claire must explain her reappearance to her friends and first husband Frank (Tobias Menzies). The so-called “Droughtlander” is almost over, so to help you pass the time be sure to click through our photo gallery above that highlights eight exciting new images from “Outlander” Season 3.

Back in the 18th century, Jamie is in a state of depression after losing Claire and failing to prevail at the battle of Culloden. Separated by centuries, the new episodes will deal with whether Claire and Jamie can find a way to return to one another. The long-awaited Season 3 is based on Diana Gabaldon‘s third book in the “Outlander” series, titled “Voyager” — watch the trailer here.

Among the new Season 3 pics is one of Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies (as Claire Randall Fraser and Frank Randall) smiling during what appears to be a church service, and another depicting them holding a newborn baby. We also see images of Sam Heughan (as Jamie Fraser) during a battle, and Balfe’s Claire walking through a war zone littered with dead bodies.

The 2017 Emmy ballots were released last week, but “Outlander” was not among the list of contenders because it didn’t air within the eligibility period. Rest assured, since Starz has announced that the hit fantasy series will return in September 2017, that means “Outlander” will definitely be back for next year’s 2018 Emmys.

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