When does ‘Outlander’ start? Season 3 welcomes back Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe on September 10

When does “Outlander” Season 3 start? Mark your calendars, “Outlander” fans, as the new season of the Starz romance epic will debut September 10. These 13 all-new episodes will feature the long-awaited returns of Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies in their respective role of Jamie Fraser, Claire Randall Fraser and Frank Randall/”Black Jack.” There are also a few new characters joining the “Outlander” universe.

The Season 2 finale of “Outlander,” titled “Dragonfly in Amber,” aired back on July 9, 2016, which means it’ll have been a whopping 428 days since the last new episode — or 1 year, 2 months and 1 day. The upcoming third season is based on “Voyager,” the third of eight books in the best-selling series by Diana Gabaldon. When we last left our iconic characters, Claire was living in the 1960s with Frank while Jamie was dealing with the aftermath of the battle at Culloden.

The Season 3 premiere is titled “The Battle Joined.” It’s directed by first-time “Outlander” helmer Brendan Maher and written by showrunner Ronald D. Moore. Watch the “Outlander” Season 3 trailer here. “The Battle Joined” airs September 10, 2017 on Starz.

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To help you survive the final weeks of this so-called “Droughtlander,” Gold Derby has created several photo galleries for you to enjoy. Relive some of the show’s best moments, performances, costumes and more by clicking each of the photo gallery links below:

‘Outlander:’ Every Episode Ranked, Worst to Best

‘Outlander’: Top 18 Best Episodes Chosen By Fans

‘Outlander’ Season 3 Photos: Sam Heughan & Caitriona Balfe Return for ‘Voyager’

‘Outlander’: Sweetest, Steamiest, Sexiest, Most Passionately Romantic Scenes of All Time

‘Outlander’ Season 3 Spoilers: Top 11 Clues About ‘Voyager’

Top 10 Sam Heughan Roles: Best Pre-‘Outlander’ Performances

Caitriona Balfe’s Top 10 Episodes of ‘Outlander’ as Claire Randall Fraser

Duncan Lacroix: Top 10 #EverybodyLovesMurtagh ‘Outlander’ Moments

Can you hardly contain your excitement for Season 3? And how did you personally survive this long drought? Sound off on all things “Outlander” down in the comments section below.

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