Sam Heughan, a star of the “Outlander” TV series, appears in a new video in which he shares an “emotional” experience at a previous Comic-Con event. The actor explained what it was like to see the excitement among the fans at that time.
In a video posted on Entertainment Weekly, Heughan said that the story he was telling in the video was his “greatest story ever from Comic-con.” The actor explained how he was going to a Comic-Con event for the first time and, while traveling in an SUV, he saw hundreds of thousands of fans everywhere.
The actor said that the Starz network had hired a core group of highlanders to dress up in their traditional attire and play bagpipes to get the fans excited. This group was apparently walking around when the actor was driving by on a San Diego main street in his SUV. Heughan rolled down the window after seeing the group and shouted out the name of his TV series. The highlanders turned around and also started to chant the name “Outlander” repeatedly along with the actor, and later everyone in the street joined in and started to chant with them.
The actor said his car was soon surrounded by all the fans and it got “pretty intense and quite emotional” for him. Heughan said it felt like he was “home” with his “boys.” The actor lives in Britain, where Season 1 of the show was produced. When it aired in the U.S., it became a big hit.
Filming for Season 2 is underway in Scotland. Entertainment Weekly gives fans a first look at what lead characters Jamie Fraser (Heughan) and Claire Randall (Caitriona Balfe) will look like next year. Season 2 will take the characters to France, where they will attempt to stop the battle of Culloden.
Season 2 will have 13 episodes and is expected to air in 2016. A new set of French actors have been cast to play various roles on the show.