Sam heughan in “out­lanDer”

The Oakdale Leader - - ENTERTAINMENT - By Cindy Elavsky

Q: When will this Draugh­t­lander be over? I need my “Out­lander”! -Haylie T., via email

A: It won’t be too much longer un­til we get to see Claire (Caitri­ona Balfe) and Jamie (Sam Heughan) as they make their new life in North Carolina. “Out­lander” re­turns to Starz on Nov. 4 with 13 new episodes. Sea­son four prom­ises to be just as ad­ven­tur­ous, dra­matic and ro­man­tic as the first three. (This sea­son is based on “Drums of Au­tumn.”) Jamie won’t stay out of trou­ble for long, and a few char­ac­ters (hint: an­other strong­willed red­head) will show up in un­ex­pected places. Also, the series has al­ready been re­newed for a fifth and sixth sea­son, so we’ll have many more years of our fa­vorite time-trav­el­ing fan­tasy.

Q: I have been watch­ing this beau­ti­ful series on Ova­tion called “Ver­sailles,” which takes place in France dur­ing the reign of Louis XIV. Will it be back for an­other sea­son? -- Gin­nie F., Nor­folk, Vir­ginia

A: The gor­geous pe­riod drama will re­turn to Ova­tion for its third and fi­nal sea­son on Oct. 6, with 10 all­new episodes ex­plor­ing the art and cul­ture, greed and de­cep­tion, sex and pol­i­tics, and du­plic­ity and mur­der that all col­lided in the court of Louis XIV. In this fi­nal sea­son, Louis XIV (Ge­orge Blag­den) re­solves to re­gain con­trol of his own life, his pre­cious Ver­sailles, and France it­self. But re­bel­lion is in the air and new chal­lenges are brew­ing in­side Ver­sailles, as well as out­side.

Em­bold­ened by his new fa­vorite mis­tress, Madame de Main­tenon (Cather­ine Walker), he won’t re­lent in his quest for ab­so­lute power, con­vinced of his own di­vine pow­ers. Mean­while, Queen Marie-Therese (Elisa La­sowski) be­comes in­ti­mate with her cousin, Louis’ arch­en­emy Leopold (Rory Keenan), and Prince Philippe (Alexan­der Vla­hos) sus­pects his brother is hid­ing a dark se­cret that only a mys­te­ri­ous pris­oner in an iron mask can cor­rob­o­rate.

Q: Ear­lier this year I was hooked on a show called “The Alienist,” so I de­cided to read the books it was based on as well. There is so much more left to be told; please tell me it’ll be back for more sea­sons. -Henry T., via email A: TNT has in­deed or­dered more of this series, which fo­cuses on Dr. Las­zlo Krei­zler (Daniel Bruhl), a bril­liant and ob­ses­sive “alienist” in the con­tro­ver­sial new field of treat­ing men­tal patholo­gies. This lim­ited series will be called “The Angel of Dark­ness,” and it’s based on Caleb Carr’s sec­ond book in the “Alienist” series. Luke Evans and Dakota Fan­ning also will re­turn for this all-new sto­ry­line. READERS: Af­ter 12 years of hav­ing an ab­so­lute blast writ­ing this en­ter­tain­ment col­umn, it is time for me to say farewell. While the col­umn will con­tinue -- in the ca­pa­ble hands of a friend and col­league -- it will have to sol­dier on with­out me. But I hope we’ll stay in touch -- you can fol­low me on Twit­ter @CindyElavsky. This isn’t good­bye; it’s see you later.

Photo credit: Starz

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