Season 2 of the Starz television series “Outlander” continues the story in France, and a the show's creator recently revealed a new look for stars Sam Heughan (Jamie Fraser) and Caitriona Balfe (Claire Randall). Executive producer Ronald Moore also shared some details about Season 2.
Images posted on Entertainment Weekly showed Heughan with a new hairstyle and Balfe in a new dress. Moore, who turned 51 on July 5, said he had been having conversations with his wife Terry Dresbach, who is the costume designer for the show, about the new look for Season 2 while they were still halfway through filming Season 1.
“Everything about Paris is so completely different, especially the costumes,” Moore said. He teased that Jamie and Claire will mostly be working with the French aristocracy when they are in France.
Comparing the costume designs from Season 1 to those of Season 2, Moore said that unlike in Scotland where there were a lot of “heavy wools and more organic colors,” in Paris “everyone wants to be a peacock.” He said fans will get to see more variety in terms of the fabrics, colors and styles in Season 2.
Because of the move to France, producers will not be able to re-use any of the sets from Season 1, so the art department had to build a new home for Jamie and Claire and add all sorts of new props and furniture. Moore said it was like working on a “whole new show.” In addition, many new French actors have been hired for Season 2. Hypable has compiled a list of the actors and their corresponding roles for next year. They include Claire Sermonne as Louise de Rohan; Stanley Weber as Le Comte St. Germain; and Dominique Pinon as Master Raymond.
One element from Season 1 that will return in Season 2 is Heughan's kilt. Moore said Jamie will be seen in his Scottish costume for some of the scenes and for others he will appear in new French costumes. Moore also teased that a “key” scene set in the 1960s, which is found in the book “Dragonfly in Amber,” may be seen next year, but he did not elaborate on it.