Warning: This video contains spoilers for Outlander season 1 and includes information about what’s to come in season 2. If you haven’t finished the first season and/or don’t want to know where the characters are heading next, do not watch this interview.
Now that that’s out of the way, how about a little preview of what’s to come in Outlander season 2? In season 1 we met Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) and watched what happened when she accidentally traveled back in time to 18th century Scotland and fell for Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan). Going from 1945 to 1743 in a flash was clearly a very jarring experience for both Claire and Jamie, but it looks as though things are about to change big time yet again for the unlikely couple. In fact, they’re going to change so much that showrunner Ronald D. Moore said that prepping for season 2 is like prepping for a whole new series.
While the group was in New York City promoting the Outlander mid-season premiere back in April, I got to ask Moore, Balfe, Heughan and Lotte Verbeek for a little tease of what to expect in the next season. Check out what they told me in the video interview below.
Here’s the synopsis of the book Dragonfly in Amber via Penguin and Random House:
For twenty years Claire Randall has kept her secrets. But now she is returning with her grown daughter to Scotland’s majestic mist-shrouded hills. Here Claire plans to reveal a truth as stunning as the events that gave it birth: about the mystery of an ancient circle of standing stones … about a love that transcends the boundaries of time … and about James Fraser, a Scottish warrior whose gallantry once drew a young Claire from the security of her century to the dangers of his….
Now a legacy of blood and desire will test her beautiful copper-haired daughter, Brianna, as Claire’s spellbinding journey of self-discovery continues in the intrigue-ridden Paris court of Charles Stuart … in a race to thwart a doomed Highlands uprising … and in a desperate fight to save both the child and the man she loves….