THE WAIT IS OVER! (Almost…) Starz and Sony Pictures Television announced the return on Outlander Thursday.
The hit show based on Diana Gabaldon’s international best-selling Outlander book series, will return Saturday April 9th at 9PM ET/PT. The second season will be 13 episodes and brings to life the events of the second book of eight books, entitled Dragonfly in Amber. The series is executive produced by the illustrious Ronald D. Moore (Battlestar Galactica, Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: The Next Generation).
Starz also released a first look at their teaser art featuring Outlander couple Claire Randall Fraser (Caitriona Balfe) and Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) on the steps of Versailles. Instead of swords and guns, they’re armed with political savvy and a dangerously low neckline as they embark on their new mission — infiltrating the French aristocracy and rewriting history.
According to Starz press release, “Book Two of Outlander begins as Claire and Jamie arrive in France, hell-bent on infiltrating the Jacobite rebellion led by Prince Charles Stuart, and stopping the battle of Culloden. With the help of his cousin Jared, a local wine merchant, Jamie and Claire are thrown into the lavish world of French society, where intrigue and parties are abundant, but political gain proves far less fruitful. Altering the course of history presents challenges that begin to weigh on the very fabric of their relationship. However, armed with the knowledge of what lies ahead, Claire and Jamie must race to prevent a doomed Highland uprising and the extinction of Scottish life as they know it.”
Sounds absolutely riveting!