Everything we know about Outlander Season 2
- Rebecca Monks
- 11 February 2016
From the actress playing Bree to the release date on Amazon Prime
Outlander fans have a word to describe the periods of time without a new book or episode of the show to watch: Droughtlander. Since the second half of Season One aired last in April last year, it's been an outlandishly long Droughtlander indeed. Luckily, Season Two is on its way, and we've rounded-up everything we know about it so far, including the fact that it will air on Amazon Prime on April 10.
Warning: here be some spoilers.
We have a premiere date
Amazon Prime UK has just announced that Season 2 of Outlander will debut 10 April.
Nous allons à Paris!
At the end of last season, Claire and Jamie were boarding a boat to take them to France. This season, they end up in Paris. Their mission is to infiltrate the Jacobite movement, and stop Bonnie Prince Charlie from heading to Scotland. Their relationship is tested, but Claire's pregnancy keeps them together.
There'll be some returning favourites
Murtagh, Dougal, and Colum will all be returning for season two. As will Claire and Jamie, but that's kind of obvious, since without them, there's not really a story, is there?
New characters are coming, and so are new actors
As fans of the book will know, Jamie and Claire have a daughter named Brianna and an adopted son named Fergus. Brianna has a love thing with Roger, the adopted son of the Reverend Reginald Wakefield (that fella who Frank liked to look at maps with). All three of these characters are massively important to the storyline, and have finally been cast.
Brianna is being played by Sophie Skelton (an English actress, even though Brianna is American). Fun yet awkward fact: she has an older brother called Roger. She played Ren in the TV series Ren (nice titular character score), and according to this tweet from Sam Heughan, she has no qualms about eating her fictional papa's dinner.
First day on set together and @SkeltonSophie steals ALL my food. All...— Sam Heughan (@SamHeughan) February 10, 2016
Guess that's parenthood?
Richard Rankin is taking on the role of Roger. He's known for his roles in Burnt, The House of Him and The Crimson Field, and he has an excellent beard. He and Sophie have been brushing up on their Scottish history with a tour of Wardlaw Mausoleum, the burial ground of the Lovat Frasers. Since their characters are part of the Fraser clan, it can only come in handy.
And wee Fergus will be played by 13-year-old Romann Berrux. He has reportedly been in French TV and film since 2006, and just like Fergus, he speaks French.
Other casting news includes Andrew Gower as Bonnie Prince Charlie, Stanley Weber as Comte St. Germain, Laurence Dobiesz as Alex Randall, Rosie Day as Mary Hawkins, Lionel Lingelser as Louis XV and Frances de la Tour as Mother Hildegarde.
Book fans be warned: it will be different
Writer/producer Ronald Moore has said: 'It’s not going to be a literal adaptation because I don’t think that’s possible with the second book … But I think it’s very much the same story, the major characters are all represented, the major scenes are all represented, and it still gets you to all the same places you want to go.'
It will also look different
Last season it was all about moors, mud and blood. This time, it's all silks, satins and fancy gowns. These production shots offer a sneak peek into the glamour of it all.