Today, RadioTimes dropped some much needed news from Outlander. A brand new photo was released depicting Native American characters who are said to have a very important part to play in the upcoming fourth season of the show. Based on the fourth book, Drums of Autumn, in Diana Gabaldon‘s hugely popular series, the time-torn couple are in the Americas.

According to the article, more than 100 First Nation Canadians flew over to Scotland to depict the American tribes living near the colonies in 1766. The First Nation Canadians have both speaking roles and supporting roles, giving me major hope that Hollywood will continue to give Native parts to Native people. In the book, Claire and Jamie end up shipwrecked on Georgia’s shores before making their way up to the North Carolina foothills. How different the show will be in this regard, it’s uncertain. 

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The executive producer of the show was adament in the production team’s careful work. “Every department, from Production design to costume and hair and make-up does a huge amount of research to ensure we create a world that feels authentic to the time and place. To build our Native American world, they have learned traditional techniques, from canoe building to hand weaving and, to populate that world, we have welcomed a great team from Canada to play both the speaking and supporting roles of the Cherokee and Mohawk Nations in Outlander season four.”

Check out the photo below and let us know what you think! Be sure to come back to Geek Girl Authority for more TV news. Outlander aka Droughtlander, returns in November of this year.



Erin Lynch