Production of Season 2 of the Starz series “Outlander” has officially begun in Scotland. Executive producer Ron Moore teased a photo from the set, and some of the cast members shared their experiences from the first day of shooting.
The photo shows the slate that was used before shooting the first scene, directed by Metin Huseyin, who directed two episodes in the second half of Season 1.
The two lead actors of the show are already in Scotland to shoot their scenes. Sam Heughan posted this message on his Twitter account, saying the sun was shining on the first day of production. Caitriona Balfe said that Season 2 was proving to be special in this message on her Twitter account.
Series writer Matthew Roberts told the cast and crew to “break a leg” in this Twitter post. The writer will be joining them in Scotland soon, he said in another post.
“Outlander” Season 2 is based on the book “Dragonfly In Amber” by Diana Gabaldon. The plot in the book takes the characters to Paris, but the TV series will not be doing location shots there. Speaking to Zap2it earlier, Moore said the producers have chosen to stay in Scotland.
The producers were, at that time, scouting for locations that pass for the streets of 18th century France. Interior shots were to be studio sets. The next season will also introduce two new characters called Brianna and Roger.
Frank Randall was not seen in the second part of Season 1, but Moore confirmed that fans will see more of the character in Season 2, especially since the storyline in the book features the character. Moore also teased that there will be some twists and surprises, even for the book readers, in the upcoming season.
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CORRECTION: A May 11 version of this story erroneously identified the book from which the Season 2 of 'Outlander' is based. The correct title of the book is "Dragonfly in Amber."