Forget the past and prepare to rewrite history. Starz has released the first official trailer for the second season of showrunner Ron D. Moore’s time-traveling drama series, Outlander.
They’ve also unveiled a new promo poster with the slogan “Vive les Frasers” (which translates to “Long live the Frasers”) and a premiere date for the new season: April 9. That's exactly a week before the 270th anniversary of the Battle of Culloden (April 16, 1746), which Jamie (Sam Heughan) and Claire (Caitriona Balfe) are desperately trying to avoid by stopping the Jacobite Rising. The key art features Claire all-dressed up in the book's infamous Red Dress, which the fans have long wanted to see. The gown was so low-cut, a scandalized Jamie remarked to Claire that he could “see all the way down to her rib.” (Click on the pic below to see exactly what Jamie meant by that.)
Based on Diana Gabaldon’s second Outlander novel, Dragonfly in Amber, the 13-episode season will see the Frasers traveling to France and to the very fashionable court of 18th century Versailles not only to escape the memory of Black Jack Randall (Tobias Menzies), but also to put a stop to Prince Charles Edward Stuart's (Andrew Gower) endeavour to gather funds for the Rebellion that will ultimately destroy the Scots.
In the new trailer, Jamie, Claire and Murtagh (Duncan Lacroix) are literally trying to change the future thanks to Claire’s knowledge of the past (all thanks to her time traveling skill-set). There’s, of course plenty of drama to be seen, including more sexy times between our favorite couple, a fiery ship, and the instigator of the Scott’s impending doom: Bonnie Prince Charlie. And in a huge book departure, we see that Murtagh is let in on Claire’s secret that she’s from the future.
To prepare for the new season, take a look at our new characters' guide for the upcoming Season 2.
Are you looking forward to the return of Outlander on April 9?