Outlander Season 2 is just around the corner and the stars of the show have released some exciting new details about what fans are going to get this spring.
Suffice it to say that when Caitriona Balfe and Sam Heughan sat down with Entertainment Tonight and spoke about Outlander Season 2, the real details were in how excited they were about what they have created for fans this year.
For those of you who may be wondering, the Outlander series is based on the Diana Gabaldon series of books. The source material that Season 2 of Outlander is based on is the book Dragonfly in Amber, which was a runaway hit for Gabaldon on the bestsellers list.
— Outlander (@Outlander_Starz) February 11, 2016
The season will pick right up where Season 1 of Outlander left off, with Jamie and Claire on their way to France to find a more peaceful existence, even though they are destined to be drawn back into the conflict and the resulting Jacobite rebellion. But that won’t happen until they get a nice helping of French culture, with the help of some relatives in the country.
Heughan told ET that Season 2 of Outlander is definitely going to have an intricate tale woven through the fabrics of many different stories. But the complexity of the season will not be so intense that fans will not be able to enjoy it, but rather be intent on keeping up with it.
“It feels more complex in a way,” Heughan said about Season 2 of Outlander. “These relationships have developed and our relationship has certainly gone into a new place.”
Complex could indeed be an understatement, given that Claire is not only pregnant with their child in a foreign land, but they are both still intimately involved in the politics of the era and the ensuing chaos that rises from it.
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Outlander is more that just a time travel drama set in the 18th century, but a love story and a war story for the time as well. It brings about so many different storylines that with each one being tied together, the greater tale becomes an epic adventure story.
“I don’t think it’s ever going to be smooth sailing with these two,” Balfe told ET about Season 2 of Outlander. “We’re going to meet some very interesting characters who may become the new enemies of Claire and Jamie — one being the Count of St. Germain.”
Heughan also poked fun at her Outlander character, saying that it doesn’t take long for Claire to get everyone in trouble. That seems to be very fitting to the Outlander character who was so charismatic and independent as a woman of the world in both the 18th and 20th centuries.
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“Claire’s focus is to really sort of help him get over that trauma by trying to inspire him and give him this mission of trying to change history,” Balfe said. “And Claire is very much his champion in a sense.”
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As reported by TV Guide, Outlander Season 2 will also feature Claire’s return to the 20th century and her husband Frank Randall. The situation also becomes somewhat tragic in the sense that her desire for Jamie trumps her desire for Frank.
“The tragedy of that relationship is that Frank really loves her,” Balfe told TV Guide. “People bash on Frank, but the poor guy gets this woman back that he loves and she’s pregnant with another man’s child. She tells him that she’s never going to love him again and that’s very tragic.”
— Outlander (@Outlander_Starz) February 23, 2016
She also said that Claire’s love for Jamie is so unique that it really transcends time and space, making it easy for her to recognize whom she was meant to be with from the very beginning.
Either way, Season 2 of Outlander will premiere on Starz on April 9.
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