Sam Heughan: Filming on Outlander season 6 met with “horrendous” challenge

Sam Heughan is officially back on the set of Outlander filming season 6, but things haven’t gone as smoothly he’d hoped. Production was first delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, which posed an extra hurdle for this show in particular because of the high number of intimate scenes. You know we love our Jamie and Claire scenes!

Appearing on This Morning with Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield, Sam Heughan said that they’ve been filming since January and it’s been “going well.” But there are also problems, and some have nothing to do with the pandemic.

It’s obviously a bit tough with the COVID protocols but also the weather in Scotland has been pretty horrendous. The snow has been bad but it feels like Spring is finally here and there’s hope around the corner.

Despite the obstacles, the Outlander cast and crew seems committed to getting the series back on our screens as quickly as possible. Hopefully the Droughtlander will be over before we know it!

In the meantime, you can catch Heughan alongside Outlander co-star Graham McTavish in their STARZ series, Men in Kilts: A Roadtrip with Sam and Graham, as they travel across Scotland discovering its beauty and adventures. If you haven’t watched the series, I highly recommend it, if only to get travel ideas.

Sam Heughan is starring in a new movie!

While Heughan is busy filming Outlander at the moment, his fans can get excited about his upcoming film, SAS: Red Notice starring Ruby Rose, Andy Serkis and Tom Hopper. Based on former special-forces operator Andy McNab’s best-selling novel, the action movie follows a couple who finds themselves stuck on the Eurostar as it zips along the English Channel, right as a group of trained criminals attempt to hijack it.

Heughan calls the movie “a character study.” He plays Tom Buckingham, an SAS operative trying to stop the criminals from blowing up the Chunnel. Heughan describes him as a “good psychopath,” which is intriguing.

SAS: Red Notice lands in cinemas on Tuesday, March 16 in the U.S. and on Sky Cinema on Friday, March 12 in the U.K.

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