Outlander author Diana Gabaldon recently revealed a few teasers for season two of the Starz megahit at a Q&A session at a Los Angeles Barnes & Noble on Sunday right before the finale of season 1.
Vulture reports that season 2 will cover the second book in the Outlander series, Dragonfly in Amber, and despite rumors to the contrary, the season would not be split into two parts.
“They will handle the whole book in one season. Don’t worry. They did a good job with it. I have seen the outlines for all of the episodes and several of the scripts, so I know how [they are structuring it], but it is way too detailed and complicated to try to tell you.”
Fans loathed Tobias Menzies’ character Black Jack Randall in season 1, but according to the author, his other character, Claire’s WWII-era husband, Frank Randall will be seen more in season 2 of the show than the character appeared in the book.
“There seems to be more in the show about Frank [and her relationship with him] than there is in the book. [Showrunner] Ron [D. Moore] likes Frank. That’s basically what it comes down to. He also likes Tobias [Menzies], and giving Tobias an opportunity to do anything interests him. He is fantastic. He was interested in maintaining the tension of that triangle between Jamie, Claire, and Frank, and making more of it than we made of it in the first book partly because of the condensed nature of a TV show.”
As for the possibilities of a season 3, the author reveals that she really has nothing to report. Although based on the success of the shows freshman season, you can only imagine the show making it through all of the books.
“I can’t say anything definite. From the conversations I have had from the people who work on it, I get the distinct feeling that they expect there to be a third season. They don’t know that yet, either, but you can’t help thinking ahead. Given that they have broken the show for Dragonfly all the way through, you have to design the end with the expectation that there will be another beginning so of course they are thinking about it and planning for it. I hope it does. That’s up to you guys. If people go on watching it. Starz is happy to go on making it.”
A premiere date for Season 2 of Outlander, which stars Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies has not been announced.
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