If you’re anything like us, you’re still reeling from that brutal first season finale of ‘Outlander.’ Yeah, that scene. Of course, we have to wonder what that all means for season two, and when in time exactly the series will pick back up!
On the May 30 finale of Outlander, viewers were pretty much stunned at the horrific violence which Jamie Fraser (Sam Heughan) endured from Black Jack Randall (Tobia Menzies). Following that damn near impossible to watch episode, executive producer Ronald D. Moore revealed where we’ll pick up with Jamie and and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) when the show returns for a second season– as well as when we might pick up!
When Outlander returns for a second season, expect some major changes. “In probably every which way you can think of, it’s going to be different than Season 1 was, which I think is one of the strengths of the series overall: its continuing evolution,” Ronald told our sister site TV Line.
“They’re going to Paris, and they’re going to be dealing with the French aristocracy,” he added. “So you’re already in a completely different planet than where we were with Season 1. Scotland is about heavy stone, rough wood, dark tabletops, smoke and candlelit rooms, and now you’re in world of gilt, fine China, glassware and costumes that are made of silks and bright colors.
It’s going to be a whole different tone, a whole different…playing the story as much more political. We’re dealing with the Jacobite Rebellion. It’s much more about deception, and lies within lies, and the gossips and the surroundings of Paris. And dinner parties, and going to the court of Louis the XV — and if you know those books, there’s St. Germain, and there’s Master Raymond, and there’s more of an occult feeling to a lot of that stuff. [Plus], she’s pregnant, and he’s got the aftermath of Jack Randall.”
Okay, so now we know where we can expect to go in the second season, but what about when? Asked whether the series will follow the book and go to the 1960s, Ronald (unsurprisingly) played coy. “That, you’ll have to wait and see,” he said.
Do you hope that season 2 picks up in the 60s?
— Casey Mink