“Outlander” fans, get your kilts ready. Your favorite Scottish time travel drama finally has a return date. Starz revealed that “Outlander” Season 2 premieres Saturday, April 9.
The first season followed Claire (Caitriona Balfe) as she accidentally traveled back to Scotland in 1743. The nurse quickly adapted and found herself married to Jamie (Sam Heughan), a Scottish highlander. Despite being married to another man in 1945, she fell in love with Jamie. However, Claire’s knowledge of the future will send them on a dangerous, new adventure.The 13-episode second season will take Jamie and Claire to France, and the new poster above shows them on the steps of Versailles.
[Spoiler Alert: Don't read below if you want Season 2 storylines to be a surprise.]
Jamie and Claire will try to change history in the new episodes, which are based on Diana Gabaldon’s “Dragonfly in Amber” novel. They want to stop the Jacobite rebellion and they think that infiltrating the French aristocracy will help them change history. They’ll run into some trouble along the way, but really, when do they go on adventures that don’t involve life or death situations?
The stakes are even higher this year. Claire is currently pregnant with a child, but don’t expect to see her and Jamie raising a baby. There will be quite a time jump at some point this season. As previously reported, viewers will meet her fully grown daughter Brianna (Sophie Skelton) late in Season 2. They’ll also see Roger Wakefield (Rick Rankin) grow into a young man. Last time viewers saw him, he was a boy in 1940s Scotland.
The newest trailer for “Outlander” Season 2 shows Jamie and Claire promising to always stay together. However, that might not be possible. The clip reveals that Claire will return to her time. “I’m back,” she says to her first husband, Frank (Tobias Menzies).
“And I am so grateful,” Frank says. However, Claire doesn’t look thrilled to see her former love. Watch the trailer at Entertainment Weekly.
Tune in to “Outlander” Season 2 Saturday, April 9, at 9 p.m. EST on Starz.