The executive producer and some cast members of "Outlander" have spoken about what fans can expect to see in Season 2 of the Starz TV series, which recently concluded its first season. Executive Producer Ron Moore also talked about the graphic scenes in the Season 1 finale.
The TV series is based on books written by Diana Gabaldon. Speaking to Yahoo, Moore explained that it was important for the Season 1 finale to feature those graphic scenes because “this is the story Diana told” and the events in the episode will “alter the course of everything.”
The producer said that he was “concerned about audience response” and that concern also went into the making of the season finale. Moore said that he would note at what point he could no longer watch the difficult scene and at this point the episode would be cut. He also said that he was not “shying away” from showing the important scenes that were an “important plot point.”
The graphic scenes will apparently have “repercussions” for Jamie (Sam Heughan) and his relationship with Claire (Caitriona Balfe) in “Outlander” Season 2. Moore revealed that “Jamie never fully lets this experience go” and although the viewers may not get to see this in “every moment,” the events of the finale will “haunt him and the emotions resurface throughout his life.”
The next season is said to focus more on Claire’s pregnancy and will be “more political,” the producer said. The story will take the characters to France, where Claire will attempt to change the course of the Scottish rebellion before it begins. There will be some dialogue only in French, but the subtitles will help the fans understand what is being said.
The executive producer and some of the cast members revealed more details about the next season in an interview with Collider. Moore pointed out that the story of the second season will be from the book “Dragonfly From Amber.” Half of the book, Moore pointed out, is based in France and the other half is in Scotland.
Balfe said that the relationship between Claire and Jamie will “blossom” in Season 2 and she will also get to play an older woman in the next season. The cast members will also be getting a whole new set of costumes for the scenes in France, Moore revealed.