The newest trailer for Starz’s “Outlander” debuted at San Diego Comic-Con 2014 and explains Claire’s strange time-traveling story in more depth (because not everyone has read the bestselling books). She tells audiences that she was on her honeymoon in 1945. A woman tells her to be cautious about going out after dark, and Claire clearly doesn’t follow that advice. The trailer shows a group of people dancing at night, and Claire near some sort of rock formation.
Claire says, “I know it doesn’t make any sense, but I seem to have fallen through time.”
Then viewers see a bunch of action shots. It looks like someone tries to take Claire hostage before Jamie Frazer saves her. He says she shouldn’t be scared of him, and who could deny that smolder?
Another character says, “The Highlands are no place for a woman to be alone.” It looks like Claire is going to find herself in a lot of trouble. She finds a man who looks just like her husband, and she quickly realizes that this man is not Frank, but an ancestor who is not nearly as nice.
“What if your future was the past?” the trailer asks.
Jamie pledges, “As long as I’m with you, I hold myself bound to your word.” Audiences can’t see whom he is making this promise to, but it’s safe to assume that he will be that loyal to Claire. (Fans wouldn’t be carrying around Pocket Jamies if he wasn’t a dedicated leading man.)
The trailer also introduces viewers “Sassenach,” a Scottish Gaelic term for an English person or, according to the man in the promo, “at worst, Outlander.”
“Try not to get flogged or stabbed today,” Claire says to Jamie.
“No promises, Sassenach,” he replies.
The trailer gives plenty of glimpses of action sequences as well as love scenes. Check out the preview below.
"Outlander" premieres Aug. 9 at 9 p.m. on Starz, but fans can stream the premiere online starting Saturday from various online platforms. Will you be watching the Scottish drama? Sound off in the comments below.