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‘Outlander’ gets return date on Starz

July 11, 2017 GMT

Claire (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) are separated by time in Season 3 of “Outlander,” returning Sept. 10 on Starz.

But in the announcement of the season premiere date, Starz emphasized that “true love is never lost,” as readers of the Diana Gabaldon novels know.

The season finds Claire, pregnant with Jamie’s child, back in her own time, 1948, with her husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies). In 1740s Scotland, Jamie “suffers from the aftermath of his doomed last stand at the historic battle of Culloden, as well as the loss of Claire.”

The 13 episodes of Season 3 are based on “Voyager,” the third of eight books in Gabaldon’s best-selling book series. The season’s story continues into the 1960s as “Jamie and Claire attempt to make a life apart from one another, each haunted by the memory of their lost love,” with Claire eventually thinking of attempting a reunion.