Sam Heughan and Caitriona Balfe were recently spotted in Kirkcaldy, Fife, filming for the second season of Outlander. A series of photographs show the cast members on the seaside town lounging in the sun as they prepare for their roles as Jamie Fraser and Claire Randall in the show’s upcoming season.
Based on the Outlander novels by Diana Gabaldon, the first season left off in dramatic fashion and had fans wondering what is to come in the time-traveling series. With that in mind, Ron Moore recently took to Twitter and shared some news about the new season.
Along with stating that his team was “off to a good start,” one spoiler Moore revealed was that one of his favorite characters, Frank Randall, would be returning as Tobias Menzies. “I think Frank helps define Clarie and that in turn helps define [Jamie and Claire’s] relationship.”
This is a slight deviation from the book, which Gabaldon said she was fine with and it seemed Moore thought the storyline was important for the series.
Moore went on to state that Season 2 would be based on Gabaldon’s Dragonfly in Amber, and that part of the season would center on Frank and Claire’s relationship. He added that Claire has already informed Jamie about her past husband, and that the cast had “settled into the new story.”
Although he is excited about the developments in the new season, Moore also explained how this book is “more complicated to adapt” because the plot contains the diverse political scene of Paris. Moore explained the new working conditions in an interview with E! News.
“It’s a great setting, and what was one of the most populated cities in the world at that time. French society, it’s Aristocracy, the colors are brighter. You’re talking about fine linens and silks, you’re talking about gilt chandeliers, you know, everything that your mind conjures up when you say Versailles or Paris of that era. Suddenly our characters who lived in a Scottish world for all of season one are in that world, so it’s going to look and feel very different, which is exciting, you know. And the story is also different in that it’s much more political, it’s much more conspiracy, it’s much more lies and gossips and double dealing in Paris salons and so on, and building towards a war. It’s all setting the stage for the Jacobite invasion of Scotland, and will history repeat itself.”
While an official date for Season 2 of Outlander has not been released, Moore expects the season will be out in the early part of 2016.
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