NEW Interview with Toni Graphia and Diana Gabaldon from Entertainment Weekly   1 comment

Here is a NEW Interview with Toni Graphia and Diana Gabaldon from Entertainment Weekly

From EW:

The droughtlander has begun, but Tuesday night offered a brief respite to a select group of fans hungry for more Claire and Jamie.

In anticipation of the April 10 release of the Outlander season 3 Blu-ray and DVD, Sony Home Entertainment hosted an Outlander panel offering a sneak peek at exclusive content featured on the Collector’s Edition, as well as a conversation with author Diana Gabaldon and co-showrunner/executive producer Toni Graphia, hosted by EW.

More after the jump!

In addition to tantalizing glimpses of deleted scenes, featurettes, and a gag reel, the evening also included juicy tidbits, including the news that Diana Gabaldon will not be making a cameo in the upcoming fourth season (though she doesn’t rule it out completely beyond that) and the possibility that future seasons could break up the books. “The plan was always to do a book a season, but I wouldn’t rule it out that we wouldn’t at some point pull from a future book into the current season or just split it up in a different way,” said Graphia.

Here are 6 tidbits to keep you warm under your kilt on those cold, Outlander-less nights.

EW debuted a clip Tuesday from an exclusive bonus scene featuring the marriage proposal between Lord John Grey (David Berry) and Lady Isobel Dunsany (Tanya Reynolds). Graphia revealed that the scene was commissioned specifically for fans buying the series to re-watch at home. “This was conceived actually after the episode,” she explained. “It wouldn’t have been part of the episode; it’s kind of off plot. But it was something that intrigued us. So when Sony asked us to do something specially for the fans, we were like ‘What would people really want to see?’ We looked at that episode and went ‘How did those two get together?’ How did that happen – the proposal? We love those two actors, and were like, let’s see the two of them together because we think it will be magic, and it was.”

Graphia said that with so much material in the books, it’s rare they decide to envision something Gabaldon didn’t already write on the page. “It’s hard to get everything in the book in the show, but occasionally or quite often, which is a credit to Diana, there’s other little paths we find ourselves wanting to wander down and go, ‘God, I want to see that.’” That was the case with this scene — though Gabaldon added that fans will get to see her take on it in the fourth Lord John Grey novel. And if you loved this bonus scene, there’s plenty more where it came from — Graphia told fans they’re planning to do even more exclusive scenes of this nature in the fourth season.



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  1. The interview was amazing. Thank you for sharing it with us, the obsessed fans of Outlander. Diana Gabaldon is the best – she has such talent and insight. Everytime I read her books again and again, there is always something in them that I missed the first time, and often a quote or instance that I will often use in my own life that rather solves or remedies an issue. A big Thank You to Diana Gabaldon for that. The interview gave us all an indepth view of what it must be like to produce a show from a book – a really big challenge. I like the way Diana does collaborate with them when she has the opportunity. Poor Sam – I wonder if he’ll ever eat eggs again. I still say that Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan are brilliant in the “Outlander” series.

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